Condo Renovation

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Painted Jute rug

We bought a nice 10x8 Jute rug a couple of months ago. Two small dogs and a couple of clumsy wine drinkers, the rug went down south pretty fast.  So we had to come up with a solution on how to revive and restore this once beautiful rug.  Here's our version:


1. Painters tape/Frog tape
2. Latex paint with your choice of color -- any finish  (We used interior paint in eggshell base)
3. Xacto Knife
4. Yard Stick
5. Spouncer/Stencil sponge
6. Measuring tape
7. Scissors
8. Fabric Medium - Martha Stewart brand (this is the only brand they have at Michael's)
NOTE:  Fabric Medium calls for a 1:2 ratio (medium:paint) mixture.

Take your time finding the right design.  Once you figure that out . . . use a carpenter's pencil to draw it out.

Before:Pretty Nasty

                                                                   Keep on taping

                                                                      Still taping

                                                  Yay! Taping's finally done phew!!

Score lightly with the Xacto knife to cut off excess tape

Taping Complete!!!

Now start pouncing your paint and once the paint is dry peel off your tape.

Walah!!! here is the finish product

Couldn't be more proud of the out come. 

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