Paint a Horizontal Striped Rug for the Bathroom

Here is another project I made for my kid’s bathroom re-do.

I bought 2 plain white rugs from IKEA for $1.99 each and simply added some painted stripes to make them fun!

Here is how I did it:

First, tape off your rug using painters tape. I started by adding a strip of tape to the center of the rug then working my way out so I can make sure the angle of the diagonal was what I wanted.

2. Mix your paint with some water. This will make sure your paint gets into the fibers of the rug easier, and it will help it not dry as crunchy. I just used regular craft paint for this project.

3. Paint your rug.

4. Peel off your tape. (The best part of the whole project!!!)

Just enough color for this bathroom- I love it!

If you missed the tutorial about framing your bathroom mirror over those plastic clips, be sure to check it out!

I still have 3 more projects to feature for this bathroom- a DIY towel rack, a fun bathroom wall hanging, and some decorative pillows for a bathroom bench. The entire bathr0om reveal is coming soon!paint a rug

About Stephanie

Stephanie is the creator of Somewhat Simple. She is married to her her best friend and together they are raising 4 sweet kids who keep them busy, but make life fun! They are Orange County transplants who are now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, and creating simple projects in her "spare time."

Comments

  1. Fun!!!

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  2. OMG! That is so cool and easy. Thanks for the share!

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  3. This is so cute and looks fairly easy to do. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  4. After you paint them can you wash them in the washing machine? i LOVE the look but I also like to throw my rugs in the washing machine every now and then

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    • I am the same way- especially bathroom rugs= those need to be washed pretty often! While I haven’t washed these exact rugs yet, I have done projects similar to this and there is some fading over time, but it holds up quite nicely. I think the watered down paint is the key so it gets a good soak into the fibers. If these don’t hold up after the wash (if the colors wash away or bleed, I will let you know!)

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  5. Looks great! And so easy!

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  6. What an original idea!!!! Great way to have a customized rug!

    I would LOVE IT if you shared this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality… PLEASE :)
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/04/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-10.html

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  7. Mixing the paint with water is such a great idea! How does it hold up when it gets wet?

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    • I haven’t washed these exact rugs yet, but I have done projects similar to this and there is some fading over time, but it holds up quite nicely. I think the watered down paint is the key so it gets a good soak into the fibers. If these don’t hold up after the wash (if the colors wash away or bleed, I will let you know!)

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  8. That looks awesome! I would love for you to share at my new linky party “Pin It and Win It Wednesday” @ http://www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  9. I LOVE this!! Awesome :)

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  10. So so cute! I’m really digging that blue color. :)

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  11. Very cute!!

    This week I made lavender oil and pillowcase dresses..
    http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-tuesday-lovely-lavender-spray.html

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  12. oh my gosh i LOVE this!!! this seems so incredibly easy. next time i head to ikea i am so picking up some of these rugs. :) we’d love for you to share this at our Sunday Best party. http://griffithsrated.blogspot.com/2012/04/sunday-best-fashion-crafts.html
    -marie

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  13. What a great idea to liven up the bathroom! I would love for you to share this and any other posts at my link party. http://www.michellestastycreations.blogspot.com. I found you at Sundae Scoop Link Party.

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  14. love the mats. im not new to the commputer, but im new to the bloging thing.

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  15. Could you give me an idea of how much water to how much paint?

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