|Area Rug Before|
Naturally, being the crafty 'I can make that' gal that I am...I decided to take the matter into my own hands. I went down to my local A.C. Moore and bought some fabric paint. Now, I didn't buy the puffy paint, dimensional stuff. I got Folk Art brand paint. I found it along with the acrylic paints, these say 'Fabric' on them, they come in 2 ounce bottles. I chose the colors that I wanted to incorporate into my living room. I had seen a rug at target with colors I liked though, it was too small for our need. Click Here to see my inspiration. I wound up getting five different colors and buying some stencil brushes. I had no clue what kind of brush to get to paint a rug, so I thought this would do. All together I spent less than $7.00 for all of my supplies, the paints were on sale and I had a coupon for 25% off of the brushes. (hint hint: I got the coupons through signing up on the website...good idea and I've gotten some awesome coupons!)
|Area Rug After Face Lift!|
I actually had some other ideas, for those less ambitious than I. One could simply tape off boxes and paint squares of colors, or just paint a border. Even, if you felt more comfortable with a stencil, there are some pretty good ones out there. Also, monogramming is a definite possibility, especially to a small rug at an entrance. The possibilities are endless, get inspired and create!