Rugs are expensive meaning the painted rug trend is a strong force out there in the design and DIY world. Some of these rugs are pretty amazing...maybe even better than you can find in a store. Today, I thought I would share a few of my favorite DIY painted rug projects. Maybe you could try one of these in your own home.
If you're cleaning out your closet as part of an organizing resolution, then here's an idea for all those t-shirts you'll be getting rid of!
No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!
A few years ago we shared a tutorial from Free People for creating a rug from rope, neon twine, and pom-poms. It was gorgeous! But it was also a lot of work.
I have a slight obsession with textiles: pillows, tea towels, rugs (especially rugs)... you name it, I love it. So when I spotted this tutorial for making your own woven rug, I got pretty excited!
We've all seen it: the cracking, vinyl-covered thrift store furniture. It only cleans up so well and the usual attack plan is to simply re-cover it with some upholstery fabric. This bench was headed toward the same usual fate until makeover genius Morgan Satterfield got a brilliant idea:
After a winter's worth of weather, chances are your doormat is looking a little sad. Cheer up your entryway and welcome guests inside with one of these clever DIY doormat ideas!
Put happy, love-filled thoughts out into the world -- and under your visitor's shoes -- with one of these festive DIY Valentine's Day doormats!
Many of the projects we feature are quick, done-in-an-afternoon endeavors (which is awesome). But, sometimes you want something that you can pick up and work on over a period of time (like, say, the entire winter because what else is there to do*?). If you're looking for a project to keep you occupied while you hibernate this season, I've got just the thing for you: a DIY latch hook rug!
I don't know about you, but I tend to get pretty excited about a makeover project when I actually like the 'before' picture. I mean how could you go wrong with this rug hack?
Think your only option in bath linens is plain white? Think again! We've rounded up some fun, modern towels and bathmats that are anything but ordinary. Get ready to embrace some color and pattern!
Floor poufs are hot decor items that typically carry hefty price tags. What if I told you that you could make one for about $10? You'd flip, right?? Well, get ready...
What do you do with a giant, solid color rug? Give it some personality with paint, of course!
A plain rug or carpet remnant, a big darning needle, nylon thread and some yarn. That's all it takes to make this oh-so-sweet rug mod. Matsutake gives us all the details and takes us through the entire processes picture by picture. Check it out.
My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY." I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began. I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch. See that dimensional zebra rug? Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.
It's easy to get excited about furniture. And it's plenty fun to explore paint colors, wall art options, and accessories. After all, those are what go into a room's design, right?
Well, yeah. That's part of it. But don't forget those other two sides of the space - the ceiling, and the floor. Of course, a room defining floor piece can often cost significantly more than that can of paint or awesome framed print. Like, a whole lot more.
Unless, of course, you take Holly's advice, and transform the whole space for a cool $50.
Laura wanted a rug for her unborn bambino's nursery, but having more time on her hands than cash, she decided to make one using strips of old t-shirts, pictured above. Here's what the finished project looks like (both rug and baby):
Have you heard of Vecco? If not, let me explain. Vecco is a system of templates, colorants and sealants which lets DIYers customize just about any carpet--area rug or wall-to-wall. Now, before you say, "Sounds like stenciling to me," it is and it isn't. Yes, there are stencils (templates) involved, but Vecco colorant is nothing like any paint you've ever used. The system sounded so intriguing, that when they recently offered to send over a test kit, I had to accept and share my findings with my fellow Curbers.
Buddy, check this one out. This is not a purchase rug with a manufactured texture. It's straight-up, everyday home improvement store carpet, with a handmade, labyrinth-like pattern.
Can you guess how they pulled it off?