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Painted Rug!

I painted my rug!

I finally took the time to paint it, and I'm so glad I did!

On our covered deck outside, we have had this woven rug for years.
It had become so filthy, it was embarrassing!

The rug was rubber matted, so I didn't need to put anything underneath it.
I simply taped off the edges and rolled on a light creamy paint color.
About 2 coats later, the rug looked so much better!

Using black paint, I painted the border of the rug.

I then measured out 5 equal stripes.
To help me keep track, I put X's on the stripes that would stay cream.

Using the same black paint from the border, I
painted 2 big stripes.

And here it is!  Can you believe it?  It looks brand new!

My 'Do Anything' Dad found this old window for me years ago.
I loved the glass shapes and the thick frame. 
I was storing it in the garage and it almost got thrown out!
Right then and there I decided I better do something with it...quickly!

I gave it a bit of sanding and a couple coats of black paint.

AH (Awesome Husband) hung my window right onto the side of the house.
It looks perfect.

So does the rug! 

If I knew it would have looked this good, I would have painted it sooner!

Original inspiration for this project came from The House of Smiths.

Linking up to: GingerSnapCrafts, HouseOfHepworths, HappyHourProjects, FrugalGirls, AtThePicketFence,
 Whipperberry, HomeSavvyAtoZ, SassySites, NaptimeCrafters, Tatertots&Jello, PocketFullOfPink,
TheTablescaper, TheGunnySack, SkipToMyLou, TodaysCreativeBlog, SassySitesT2T, StrictlyHomemade,
ReasonsToSkipHousework, BeyondthePicketFence,


  1. Oh my goodness I love your backyard! Your rug looks amazing! Love the stripes! Such a clever idea to paint it! I love your window too!

  2. Seriously 100 times better. Beautiful. Your backyard looks amazing - what an oasis

  3. Love the black stripes!!! Looks awesome!!! I am on a mission to do every room in my house black and white with pops of color! ~ Barbara

  4. What a great idea! It looks great and I bet it will be really easy to keep clean also! I love your table and chairs also!

  5. Beautifully done. I have a similar rug that really needs some love. Maybe next summer. :)

  6. Amazing! That rug doesn't look like any craft project I've ever seen! Amazing!

  7. Great idea and great results..looks wonderful! Love the old window too!!

    Miss Bloomers

  8. Very pretty Michelle! I love how it turned out. What a transformation:)
    Thanks for linking up!

  9. Your rug looks brand new! Great job! And I love the little window :)

  10. Well done! The rug does look brand new and I love the window.

  11. Love how the rug turned out! Amazing change. That window is awesome!

  12. Wow! Great idea and the rug looks new and perfect on your patio. I also think the window is so nice with the frame painted black. Nice accent piece.

  13. I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out Party!


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  14. Wow! The rug looks great, and I love the glass window frame. Very nice! Thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie @

  15. It gave your whole patio a lovely crisp update! Looks great!

  16. Awesome idea and environmental friendly. Love to make some redo with your idea.

  17. I just love this can I come over and have drinks with you some evening? Just beautiful rug and surroundings!

    Would love for you link up again this week and enter my Shabby Apple Giveaway! :)