Rugs and Hugs

Rugs and Hugs
Oh, IKEA, where would be be without you and your ridiculously affordable rugs that are so easy to paint?  Nowhere worth going, that’s for darn tootin’.  Steph from Birdhouse Family wanted a bold geometric rug to enhance her craft room (the most sophisticated and stunning “craft room” I’ve ever seen.  I don’t know what the heck she is crafting up in here, but I’m guessing it doesn’t involve pipe cleaners and macaroni).
Anyway, so she wanted a bold rug, and that’s what she got, using a simple $39 IKEA ‘Erslev’ rug and leftover wall paint for a perfect match.  Looks fantastic!

And look! Here’s yet another geometric painted rug for your perusal and arousal.  Same IKEA rug, totally different look.  Holly from Adventures of an Almost 40 year old Intern gives the whole rundown on her blog and makes it sound easy!  I’m seriously trying this.

And lastly, Kim from Of All the Fish in the Sea gave Mother Earth a hug by updating this doormat instead of tossing it in the garbage.
See, boring can be bodacious, and stained is salvageable!  Thanks ladies!



  1. October 5, 2011 / 9:17 PM

    I really should do this to all of my office/prison style rugs. I guess they don’t have rugs in prison, but if they did, they would look like mine!

  2. October 5, 2011 / 9:46 PM

    That’s amazing! Great job, ladies!

  3. October 5, 2011 / 10:16 PM

    Oh my these are amazing, this seems to be a growing trend. Does anyone know what the best paint in the UK would be to use?


  4. October 5, 2011 / 11:17 PM

    Woohoo! Thanks for featuring my rug, Lindsey! The other rugs look amazing!!!

  5. October 6, 2011 / 4:58 PM

    Thank you Steph! And Chelsea, that is too funny, I know what you mean about boring rugs, even my kids comment on a few of mine!

  6. October 7, 2011 / 5:14 AM

    thanks so much for featuring my rug lindsey! this made my week! i really appreciate the exposure! and please check me out on the nate show october 12th! we diy one of my projects that you shared a while back! xoxo

  7. October 7, 2011 / 1:53 PM

    Okay I would never be that brave to paint a rug…They turned out beautifully though, bravo!

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