Beth from Home Stories A to Z was inspired by all the gorgeous painted rugs that other DIYers have created to run to IKEA and snatch up a flat weave rug to make her own. Beth knew she wanted a rug with fifteen stripes that started and ended up with a colored stripe. From there, [...Read More]
We’ve all seen a painted rug or two but how about a Sharpie rug? Katie from Upcycled Treasures had been looking for the perfect rug to fit her new creative space AND her tight budget. Katie couldn’t believe her eyes when she found a 5×7 rug at Lowes for only $25. She quickly snatched it up and recreated a Moroccan design using a couple of Sharpies and cardboard cutouts. All I can say is, “WOW!”
There is not much that makes a statement in a room like a large graphic print rug. While designing her son’s big boy room, Aggie from Wool and Flax knew she wanted to incorporate a black and white herringbone rug into the space. She also knew she didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Aggie happened to have an old rug in the closet and thought, “Why not make my own herringbone rug!” Out came the paint and tape, and Addie ended up spending only $5 for the fabric medium!
Like me, you have probably seen your fair share of painted rugs. However, I was still blown away when I stumbled upon this “Aztec wonder” that Janel from Nellie Bellie created with a drop cloth and paint. Yep, that’s paint, Folks! Janel cut shapes from sponges and then stamped away, building “basic design on top of basic design.” All I can is “Wowzers!” This takes rug painting to a whole new level!
Happy New Year, KOD readers!
Free printable courtesy of Chelsea at Two Twenty One via Tatertots and Jello
Today is a big day of celebration on Knock Off Décor. Not only do we get to celebrate a new year, but it’s also Knock Off Décor’s third birthday. Woot woot! As always, I am ever grateful for those of you who read Knock Off Décor faithfully and make this site the great success that it is. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Before we dive headfirst into 2014, I’d like to recognize the top ten projects of 2013 here on KOD based on page views. Let’s get this party started!
Ursula from Home Made by Carmona adores Lulu & Georgia’s Arrowhead and Paint Dot rugs, but $58 and $78 rugs are nowhere in her little budget’s future. Ursula says, “When all else fails, make it yourself!’ For nine dollars, Ursula created her own inspired versions of these two designer bath rugs. All it takes is a seven dollar rug from Target, some paint, and patient attention to detail!
Mandi from Vintage Revivals was loving the look of a handwoven rug with an ethnic vibe from West Elm, but $800 was definitely out of her price range. Since the imperfection of the design was what Mandi loved about the rug, it was the perfect project to DIY. She purchased a rug with a similar nubby texture and then went to work with tape and a paint brush. Best of all, Mandi shares her secret for painting on a textural rug and still get getting fab results!
What’s a girl to do when she can’t spend hundreds on a pretty, patterned rug for her front porch? Paint one of course! Check out how Gina of The Shabby Creek Cottage transformed this $20 Wal-mart rug into a statement-making piece for her porch. The ever resourceful Gina made the quatrefoil stencil all be herself using a cereal bowl and a piece of cardboard, traced it onto the rug with chalk, and then went over it with paint. Easy peasy and cheap to boot!