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Sonntag, 15. Mai 2011

The carpet reveal;)


Hello Lovelies, 
today I will show you my painted rug;)
As you can see it in this post here, 
I bought a rug at IKEA and
found this nice inspiration foto, 


than searched for a pattern and found this here...


made a stencil and traced them on the carpet.



Than the crazy part starts;)
It took me two days to finish this project...




That`s how the carpet looks like after one coat of gray paint (just a little wet), which looks
more blue than gray on the fotos but it is a warm gray tone.




After everything dried I started to paint the spaces in a creamy white.
And that`s how it looks right now after sanding it a little bit.


 I`m pretty happy how it turned out;)



And here it is in my bedroom in the reading nook;)



What do you think?
Do you like my new carpet as much as I do?;)


Here are the most asked questions about this project!
And the answers;)

1. Which size has this rug?
It is  165x230cm or 5,5x7,7inches.

2. Which size has the stencil?
Is is 53x30cm.

3. What paint did you use?
Every one who painted a rug uses latex paint. 
Or fabric paint.
I took regular indoor wall paint, nothing special, 
It worked really well for me.
It is a soft grey and a milky white color.

4. Why sanding it?
After i applied the last coat, the rug seemed a little stiff, crinkly and rough, 
so I put out my little electric sander and gave em a try.
Now the rug is more soften than it was before.
The structure of the rug is now like it was before it was painted.

5. Didn`t the paint get through the rug onto the floor?
Nope, because the rug is sealed at the backside.

6. How does it support traffic, doesn`t it fade out 
where people stand or walk?
Can`t report on that, this rug is supposed for my bedroom, 
It is not so much traffic around there;)

7.How do you clean them? Remove Stains?
Simply vacuuming the rug.
There are no STAINS on my rug!!!;)

Linked to:




Pudel - design

Kommentare:

Jacqueline hat gesagt…

It looks awesome! I did the same design on a rug I also bought at Ikea a long time ago! I hope you will stop by my party and share this!

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Deborah March hat gesagt…

Absolutely FABULOUS!! What a LOT of work!!

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins hat gesagt…

such a HUGE fan. I may just try this.

glad I found your blog, I'm a new follower!
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

The DIY Show Off hat gesagt…

It is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job! I love the design and colors you chose!

Roeshel

Anna White hat gesagt…

It looks fantastic...Im wondering wheither a roller brush would have been easier? but you may not have had as nice a finish as you have by painting by hand...well done lovely !! : )

Becky hat gesagt…

LOVE IT!!! You did a fabulous job!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com hat gesagt…

Wow - your rug looks awesome!!

I shared it on my TT&J facebook page :)

xoxo
Jen

Rachael@LovelyCraftyHome hat gesagt…

LOVE it! The color is great. Stopping by from TT&J :)

Deb hat gesagt…

Looks great...well worth the hard work! New follower.

Kim@Chattafabulous hat gesagt…

Your patience paid off. It looks fantastic!

Designwali hat gesagt…

You have some serious talent!! It looks fantastic!

heather {WhipperBerry} hat gesagt…

brilliant my dear! thanks so much for partying with whipperberry!!
kisses

elizabeth@themustardceiling hat gesagt…

Love it! I have been a big fan of your inspiration rug for awhile, great job on creating your own.

Megan hat gesagt…

Wow!! I love that rug!! Im dying to try my own, thanks for the inspiration!!
Visting from the Creative Bloggers Party, I'm your newest follower!
Megan

Tiffany hat gesagt…

It looks gorgeous! Well done.

Debbie--http://refreshrestyle.com/ hat gesagt…

Looks great! I love it!

Nikki hat gesagt…

beautiful! wonderful job...love the pattern!

Home Frosting hat gesagt…

It's simply gorgeous! It looks like alot of work, but you did an amazing job!

LrSchwtz hat gesagt…

This is so beautiful! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Jen-CraftOManiac hat gesagt…

GORG. AND i ADORE THE COLOR YOU chose, well done. winks-jen

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum hat gesagt…

What a great way to turn something ordinary into something extraordinary! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower. Come over to Greetings From the Asylum and Follow me too!

Tiffany hat gesagt…

this carpet accepts paint well. this is the 2nd one i've seen. brilliant!

c.w.frosting hat gesagt…

Beautiful job, colors & all! I appreciate the time this must have taken with the handmade stencils & painting.

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating hat gesagt…

Beautiful! I love that you hand cut your own stencil- awesome! The rug turned out great!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime hat gesagt…

Lydia, this is absolutely gorgeous! Nice :)
Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

Crystal (theweekendhomemaker.com) hat gesagt…

That looks amazing! You must have oodles of patience.

The Paupers Castle hat gesagt…

WOW! I am inspired, but I don't think I have the patience to do that! Great job both in work and patience!

Kelly@imperfect homemaking hat gesagt…

This is a lovely project. Great Job!

Chris hat gesagt…

Awesome job! Seriously you did great considering you did all of that by hand! I am a new follower. I would love if you would come by my blog some time! Chris http://usandthem1971.blogspot.com

dard hat gesagt…

that was so gorgeous design good job
Website design Dallas

idesign hat gesagt…

wow! this came out perfect!! i love it so much! :)

Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com

Jennifer hat gesagt…

This is really great-- one of my favorite painted carpets I've seen around! I featured you today on my favorite things :)

http://sunshineandchaucer.blogspot.com/2011/05/first-sales-and-some-faves.html

Leanne hat gesagt…

Beautiful! I love how it turned out. THanks fpr linking to Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. I'll be featuring this.

Sassy Sites! hat gesagt…

Okay! I LOVE this idea of painting a carpet! Great job!! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites -Free For ALL party! If you have a second, would you come by and see what we've created for the American Crafters competition... and maybe even put in a vote for us! ;)

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{nifty thrifty things} hat gesagt…

Klasse Idee! Sieht echt super aus!
Ich danke Dir für's Linken @ {nifty thrifty sunday} letzte Woche und hoffe, dass Du morgen wieder mit von der Partie bist! :)
Liebe Grüße,
Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

tale of many cities hat gesagt…

yes.. great job!!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) hat gesagt…

love your carpet. i am getting ready to tackle a similar project! we are featuring you!! thanks for linking up!!
Amy
www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista hat gesagt…

love it!!!

Fran hat gesagt…

Wow, I hadn't seen this before! Sehr gut - ich mag es!!!

Finley hat gesagt…

Wow, very cool and how patient of you! I'm going to try this myself. What kind of paint did you use? Craft paint, or indoor wall paint?

I reposted on my blog: {mommy chic} design. style. kids. life.

Thanks for the idea! :)

Hyphen Interiors hat gesagt…

Fabulous!! Well done. I love the pattern you chose!

barbara@hodge:podge hat gesagt…

What a great idea! I have to try this. What type of paint did you use? You sanded it? Can I ask why?

Amanda hat gesagt…

What size is the pattern repeat?

Robin @ our semi organic life hat gesagt…

Wow it looks so professional and awesome! I'm wondering how you sanded it and what if any top coat you used? Also what was the final texture like? I worry about it being to stiff and crinkly.

Beatrice @ becado.blogspot.com hat gesagt…

It looks amazing. I also love the pattern you chose. Great job! You have a lot of patience.

Taylor hat gesagt…

I would NEVER have the patience for that, but I LOVE it. It looks soooo awesome. :) I have never thought of doing something like that.. Love it:)

www.tcupcakediary.blogspot.com

Jonel hat gesagt…

I love it...you inspired me to do the same thing

Miranda Hwang hat gesagt…

Hi, I would love to do this project.... What kind of paint did you use? Regular paint or fabric paint?

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Anonym hat gesagt…

I featured your rug @ WorkShop Wednesday- I just loved it!

Amanda hat gesagt…

This is amazing!!

bargainmom10 hat gesagt…

I was wondering if you knew if this might work on regular Berber style carpet? My carpet has a few permanent stains on it and unless I can figure out a way to do something of this nature to it, I am going to have to replace it. Money is tight at this time and I cannot really afford to do that. It looks DIRTY where the stains are and I MUST do something. What are your thoughts on painting the entire carpet in my small-sized bedroom? Thank you for any advice or help you can give. bargainmom10@live.com

Pudel-design hat gesagt…

@ bargainmom10

Hmmm, that is a good question, never tried that.
I don`t really know if this can help you...
It is made from sheep wool?!
I think here you have to use fabrik or wool paint. That isn`t that expensive and work`s very well, hadn`t painted a carpet but curtains.
Bold patterns and color might work very well in a small room, if you wanted to replace the carpet anyway`s try it.
But if you`re not sure, just ask someone else for their opinion.
The blog land is full of crazy carpet painters, just google and ask them;)

Meghan hat gesagt…

This project seems like it has potential for mess - especially if done by someone like me with NO patience - but I am TOTALLY willing to try it! LOVE how it came out!

Cheers!
Megh
http://beworthy.wordpress.com/

JohannaK hat gesagt…

I like it! I like it a lot!!! <3

WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie hat gesagt…

One of the best stencil projects I've seen! Great color and outcome! Thanks so much for sharing your Authentic Style at WhisperWood Cottage! :)

Brisbane carpet hat gesagt…

Nice work! What you did is art at its finest! Wow! The carpet now looks very beautiful....

Mamma82 hat gesagt…

OMG, I LOVE IT!!!! I've been looking for a rug with this kind of pattern and colors... but you can't find them here in Sweden, and it's too expensive to ship them from the States where I found the once I like. I'm gonna do this! =)

Jamie hat gesagt…

This rug is GORGEOUS! You did a wonderful job :)

 Genevieve hat gesagt…

Love this! I hope you don’t mind that I included a photo and link in a post I did on stencils.(I’m new to blogging and unfamiliar with linking etiquette). Thanks for the inspiration!

Genevieve http://turnedtodesign.blogspot.com/

Helen B. @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog hat gesagt…

So beautiful! I'm sure this was a lot of work!!

Helen
Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Carissa Rasmussen hat gesagt…

wow. i really love it! yay for ikea makeovers.

Carpet hat gesagt…

This will be useful for the readers. Anyway i really appreciate the effort of making this kind of post. I am very happy to find this bolg. Thanks for creating the page

Jenni hat gesagt…

Hey :)
Wirklich ein wundervolles DIY! Sehr praktisch, dass ich Ende der Woche in meine erste eigene Wohnung ziehe ;) Teppich von Ikea schon gekauft, Muster schon drauf, fehlt nur noch die Farbe! Wirklich vielen Dank, dass du so etwas tolles hier gepostet hast, dass wird das Schmuckstück von meiner neuen Wohnung ;)
Bin so glücklich per Zufall auf diesen tollen Blog gestoßen zu sein ;)

lg Jenni

Jenni hat gesagt…

Hey, ich nochmal ;)
also meinen fertigen Teppich kann man jetzt bei mir im Blog sehen, falls du Lust hast ;)
liebe Grüße
Jenni

Nancy hat gesagt…

This is really fantastic, and very inspiring. I want to do this! Thanks for the tips and making it real. Great blog, btw!
xo nancy
powellbrowerhome.com

mista ben hat gesagt…

This is fantastic! Thank you, wonderful job =)

http://newwomensfashionstyles.blogspot.com

Maggie hat gesagt…

Came over to check out you blog and it is funny because I was just at Ikea today looking at rugs and have seen many painted and was wondering which rug this was. I ended up buying the Lapplung Rug
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40227902/
But would still love to know which rug this is.
Love the rug!