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25 Rugs You’d Never Guess were Painted


Hi! I’m Kathy, and I’m so excited to be bringing you this round up of 25 Rugs You’d Never Guess were Painted!

Would you like to update your room with a fabulous area rug? But, the thought of spending hundreds of dollars has you saying, “No Way!”  Relax, adding a new design and color to your space is as easy as a DIY painted rug. Join me on a magic carpet ride to see 25 Rugs You’d Never Guess were Painted.

Can you believe this Aztec inspired rug from Nellie Bellie was created from a drop cloth and cut sponges? I will never look at a painter’s drop cloth the same way again.


(via: Nellie Bellie)

Katie and Eric painted this awesome blue duo-toned rug with foam brushes and a stencil. There’s no singing the blues when your feet touch this pretty rug.


(via: MountainModernLife)

Tape and outdoor paint were the only materials JoAnn needed to create this stylish indoor/outdoor rug. The cross hatch corners add a special design touch.


(via Curbly)

This spectacular outdoor rug was created by Jennifer using stencils and spray paint. I’d buy this rug in a store any day!

stenciled rug on the bottom photo

(via Tatertots and Jello)

Striped rugs are very trendy, but they can cost a small fortune. Tape off some stripes and you too can have this awesome striped sisal rug.


(via: House Tweaking)

Walk this way! Rachel turned this welcome mat from drab to fab by painting it with colorful geometric arrows.


(via: Curbly)

A plain vanilla door mat got its cheery vibe from a stencil and paint. It’s almost too pretty to wipe your feet on!


(via: Pretty Handy Girl)

Sarah wanted to makeover a rug. She devoted a few hours to create this beautiful gray and white offset striped rug.


(via: Sarah M. Dorsey Designs)

Kayla bought a $15 Walmart rug and transformed it into a beautiful addition to her guest room. I bet you’ll be making a trip to Walmart soon to look at their rug selection. Am I right?


(via: Say Not Sweet Anne)

Ten minutes. That’s all Beth spent turning this rug into a bold statement runner. She simply painted a pink and an orange stripe on this rug in her hallway.


(via: Chinoiserie Chic)

Who wouldn’t love this navy and white geometric painted rug in front of their kitchen sink? Elizabeth at Little Black Door shares how you can paint your own sweet mat.


(via: Little Black Door)

Sarah made this welcoming row house door mat in less than 30 minutes using exterior house paint and painters tape. You can’t even run to the store to buy a rug and get home in 30 minutes. Go ahead, break out your paints and give yourself a new door mat.


(via: Sarah Hearts)

You would never guess this brightly painted Navajo rug was originally a pastel colored rug? Learn how Lindsay made the startling change in four hours.


(via: The White Buffalo Styling Co)

Who doesn’t love a colorful chevron patterned rug? Tanya zigged and zagged her way to create this One Kings Lane knock off rug.


(via: Twelve O Eight)

Elaine hated the rug she ordered online. But, she fixed that problem with paint and an artistic flair. Now her rug doesn’t compete with her leopard stair runner. You have to see both together to appreciate the true beauty.


(via: OMG Lifestyle)

Roeshel wanted something cushy underfoot. She grabbed some interlocking gym mats and painted them to create a soft surface for under the kitchen sink.


(via: DIY Showoff)

Brittany needed an inexpensive rug for her screen porch. She found one at a thrift store and used chalk and butcher paper to create her freestyle design outdoor rug.


(via: Pretty Handy Girl)

Bethany created this elegant living room rug without spending any money! None, zero, zip! I don’t want to give away all her secrets, but I will say she used a leftover can of spray paint.

Reality Daydream

(via: Reality Daydream)

I’m in love with Toni’s Painted Vinyl Sheet Flooring rug. Pink Polka dots is the cutest idea for a craft space or a child’s room!


(via: Design Dazzle)

You would never guess what was underneath this colorful doormat. Nope, don’t even try to guess. Let’s just say that Melissa got a hold of it and banished the old design out to sea.


(via: Loving Here)

Amy loved her plush memory foam runner, but thought it lacked style and grace. She gave it a beautiful makeover and she and her runner lived happily ever after.


(via: The Idea Room)

Cassity’s rug was making her feel a little blue. She added a pop of pink by painting color inside the lines of this rug and now she’s happy once again.


(via: Remodelaholic)

Shelley wanted a chic aqua chevron style painted rug. She wasn’t going to let anything stand in her way, so she painted this rug using paint and a vinyl stencil.

Painted Rug & Fish Tacos 465

(via: The House of Smiths)

Ursula took two cotton kitchen rugs and ended up with gorgeous designer style bathroom rugs when she finished with them.


(via: Home Made by Carmona)

Stacy turned a plain white cotton rug into this vibrant Turkish Kilim inspired painted rug for her foyer. Come on, tell the truth! You never would have guessed that it was a DIY painted rug!


(via: Not Just a Housewife)

Have I inspired you? I think it’s time to pick up those paints and add some fabulousness underfoot in your home. If you have any tips for us rug painters, please share. We love to hear your comments! Have a painted rug you want to share? Leave your link in the comments below.

Happy painting!



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