If you have kept up with my ever-changing inspiration for this project, you deserve a prize! I have flip-flopped over this rug so many times. I was driving myself crazy trying to come up with a design that would be different and interesting and would wow the masses but the harder I tried the worse my ideas were becoming!
Luckily I had an aha moment and decided that simplicity was key. Especially for someone with absolutely no painting skills! And thankfully one of my favorite rooms happen to pop up before me and give me the perfect idea….
I love that wallpaper more than you know and it has a pattern that is definitely within my reach. So, I double-checked the rules and finger-painting was perfectly acceptable as far as I could tell.
fabric paint in black
flat weave rug
– Dip finger in paint
– finger-paint various sized dots onto rug
*At this stage I had gone through 1 and 1/12 bottles of paint…just to give you an idea of how far a bottle goes. I used 3 (1 fl. oz) bottles total.
I spray-painted the edges gold for a little extra something.
As you can see one coat does not fully cover the existing colors- some of the pattern on the reverse side of the rug was on the side I was painting.
Up close you can see that my dots are not perfect.
But from far away they are exactly the graphic print I was going for.
According to the package, the paint is safe to wash after 72 hours.
If I did this project again I would probably do some type of seal over the whole rug to keep it more protected but for this time I am just going to spot-clean and vacuum it as necessary.
If the paint starts to really chip or peal, I can easily finger-paint a few more dots!
I found the extra-large “B” at a local place here in Charlotte and spray painted it black.
My little mudroom still needs a lot but she is at least better accessorized now!
Down the road we want to add some more substantial storage, built-in cabinets, but for now we are working with what we have.
And since I stole this rug from my kitchen, I needed a replacement.
Luckily I had this rug in a closet…
It was a $20 sale rug I grabbed at Crate & Barrel one day.
It works for now and also ties in the black from the mudroom.
I am loving the simple black and white dots so much that they have inspired my front porch decor as well. I will be sharing my wreath next week!
Thanks Linda of My Crafty Home Life for organizing this rug painting party!
It was a good nudge for me to pretty-up a room in my house that often gets over-looked.
Make sure to check out ALL the final results today from these lovely ladies: