A rug can change the look of a whole room…for the better or worse.
But if you’re dealing with a bad carpet and want to find a cheap, well-made replacement, you can pretty much kiss any idea of a budget goodbye. That is unless you do what the crafty folks over at Our Peaceful Planet did.
With a little bit of paint — yes, you read that right, you can upgrade just about any rug from a drab, depressing design element to something that’s seriously envy-inducing. Here’s how!
First things first: you can only really do this DIY with a closed-loop rug.
Here’s the one they had to work with…as you can see, it’s a bit outdated.
Jennifer began by printing out a stencil — you can find this one here.
Using chalk pencil or masking tape to mark the outlines of the stencil, start in the middle and work your way out, being careful to space it evenly.
Using an indoor latex paint (any kind should do), paint inside the masking tape lines. Don’t go all the way to the edges.
As it dries, you can add another coat (or two), depending on how you’d like the design to look.
Remove the tape after the paint has fully dried and you’re done!
What a beautiful result — it completely changes the look of the rug.
Get creative by making up new designs, finding other stencils, or using different paint colors. The options are endless!