Monday, April 6, 2015

diy stenciled rug

Do any of you remember about two and a half years ago when Linda @ Calling it Home
 invited any bloggers that wanted to participate to paint a rug. It ended up there were
twelve of us that took her up on it. As much as we've enjoyed the rug that I painted for
 our front entry, I've decided it's time to paint a new one. I actually love how the paint has
  worn and faded. In fact, at the end of my original reveal post I noted, "I considered sanding
 it to give it a worn look but I chickened out and decided to let it wear naturally."
Well, it's worn!   

After two and a half years of wear. 


Oh wow, this is grungier than I thought! I've never washed it only vacuumed. 
I was pretty impressed with how the Ikea rug has worn and how the paint held up.

We are a messy family with a cat and golden retriever and we come and go through
 the front door almost exclusively and are always tracking in debris. The edges are
beginning to look too faded and the corners are showing wear. 

The bad news is Ikea no longer sells the Hessum rug I loved, so I picked up the Osted
not realizing it wasn't the same size until I opened it today. It's not available in the size
I like. Ugh...Ikea, you're messing with me! I think I've figured out a way to buy a longer
size and shorten it.

Unfortunately, I didn't get to start on it today,
which leaves more time for me to waffle over my choices....

This big bold pattern with minimal math and brain damage looks easy appealing! :)


Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh you know i love that first choice!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh how I loved that rug that you stenciled....and you are so funny....I would probably go with the one with the minimal match and brain damage but I can see you tackling that first you love a challenge.

Katie Clooney said...

I love your original masterpiece! Can't wait to see your next one.

Dana Frieling said...

Your pretty rug had a good run. I'm all about minimal math skills but that plaid rug sure is pretty! ;)

Julia Konya said...

I love how your original faded over time. And if you paint a new one I'm all for bold and graphic ;)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I love that first one Pam...bummer they didn't have the size you wanted!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Ohj I love the last one, can't wait to see what you do.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Ugh, I hate it when companies switch favorite products up! Whatever you choose will be great!

Claire Brody said...

Summer... I wish I could DIY like you. Seriously, you are too good. I can't wait to see your new painted rug. LOVE that first one!

Nancy Powell said...

I remember and it was the best painted rug!! I love the first one but know you'll surprise us with something great! I'm wondering what paint or process you'd do different to make it last longer like a polyurethane coating or something? Good luck ox Nancy

Lori Appleton said...

I love both the colors and design of your first rug. It will be fun to see what you come up with this time too!

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Consider me impressed! I hadn't yet stumbled upon Simple Details when you did your stenciled rug but I'll sure be looking forward to seeing what you do with stenciled rug #2!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Cant wait to see what your going to come up them all!

Brandi said...

Can't wait to see what pattern you choose! Your original rug turned out great!

Pamela Grimaud said...

Hello Pam, I came across your site yesterday morning as I was searching for how I might - if it was even do-able - paint my three IKEA Hessum runners. They are like new, as I had them rolled up and running led away for several years. It's inspiring to see your original project and now to see how it has worn! It will take me some time to figure out the colours, but I believe I'll keep it simple. Thanks for the great instructions and the courage to giv it a go.

Warm regards,

Pamela in Montreal

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