How To Paint a Rug on the Floor

How to paint a colorful rug on a floor that looks like a FLOR rug

Remember about a year ago when I posted about my kitchen and mudroom floor getting refinished?  Since then I have been wanting to paint an area rug on the floor in the mudroom where I had the floor refinishing contractor leave an unfinished spot. It is a wide room where a rug is needed to add visual interest, but since the room gets high traffic I found that a rug became a tripping hazard.

When we first moved into the house I found this out the hard way and ended up painting a rug on the floor using a stencil and craft paint instead. It held up beautifully for 20 years. You can see the post I wrote about it here, How To Paint a Rug on a Floor.

I kept putting off painting a new rug because I could not decide between making a “rug” inspired by a…

Dash and Albert Mellie Stripe Rug

… a Dash & Albert rug or a…

Flor Parallel reality carpet squares

…this FLOR Parallel Reality rug. I love them both!

Side note: There are so many great places to find inspiration for your projects – I love perusing Pinterest for my next big (or small) idea. If you need some inspiration too, check out True Value on Pinterest where they’re filling their Summer DIY board with tons of great project ideas for the rest of summer!

Anyway, I finally made my decision, after I heard myself say, “Why not do a little of both?” 

That is what I did…… 

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Spray Painted Hydrangeas?

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