It's kind of hard to tell from this photo, but there were lots of old stains on this 9 year old rug. We used to have it under the Dining Room Table - with a baby - enough said! But, it was still a nice sisal rug and I knew it could be salvaged.
First, I painted a border around the entire rug with Rustoleum Almond Paint which covered up most of the stains! It did take 3 quarts of paint to do the 9 X 12 rug - it was pretty thirsty!
Then, I added two stencils. During this step, my son no longer thought my painting the rug was ridiculous. He really enjoyed watching the magic of the stencil going down!
...and here is the final product...
I'm very pleased with the result. It's extended the life of that rug for at least another few years and it's brought a nice "garden" feel to the sunroom! Plus, the painted border is now a wipe-able surface, making it much easier to keep clean!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Painted Rug (3 Quarts Paint $35.00, Stencil $3.00, Rug $0)
Total Fake-It Cost: $38.00
Compare to purchasing a new Sisal Rug from Pottery Barn: $399.00 (plus, no fun border!)
|Pottery Barn Sisal Rug|
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