Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Painted Rug Before and After

This is a house we lived in about ten years ago.
Everything...I mean everything had to be re-done!
We were on a limited budget. I started on the
first room when you walked in. We ripped
out the *NASTY* carpet!
Then I swept and vacuumed the floor. I painted
kills all over the area I was going to paint.
I found a rug in a decor mag that was way OVER
my budget and decided I could paint it. I marked
out my rug with tape ( I wish I had taken more pics,
this was way before I blogged)
I then started the details, I started on the border
and worked my way into the rug.
Here it is all finished!
Here it is after I moved everything back.
Please remember this was about *TEN*
years ago, so no laughing at my decor!

Another shot of the rug. It looked so real
that when people came in, they would try and step
up on the rug. I'll try and dig up the painted
floor I did in one of the bathrooms.
For more show and tell go to:
I cannot get her banner to come up,
so just click and you'll be at the party!


Queenplinker said...

Hey, The header turned out awesome!
And that floor, OMG, That is so cool!!! I don't have the attention span or patience to pull that off? lol

Have a good day, Lynea

Desiree said...

That's awesome! I've never even thought of that-uh oh...LOL
Great work.

Susan Wicker said...

That was really cool, Diane. You are very talented! Sincerely, Susan from writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

Suz said...

Wow that's really good!
what talent you have
and what confidence!

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow Diane! Your painted rug is gorgeous! I love it! Great job! Thanks for linking up to the Show & Tell and thanks for your sweet note too! ;)


The DIY Show Off said...

Hi Diane! Your comment made my day. I love your enthusiasm! I couldn't help but smile picturing your excitement. :)

I would LOVE to see your projects and feature something you've done. My WANTED tab was written in June when I started the DIY Show Off but I take submissions any time! All you have to do is email me a link to the blog post you want to show off or send a note with pictures. :)



Ruralrose said...

Awesome post, you certainly understand what style is! peace

Mel said...

WOW! I bet that was a lot of work, but so worth it. It's beautiful.

Karen said...

I love it!

Hill Country House Girl said...

Thank you for your visit to hill country house a while back. For some reason I thought I had published your comment and then today realized it was still waiting to be published.Sorry about that! I admire your ability to paint a rug! It looks great and I didn't even laugh at your decor from 10 years ago either (smile) Great blog!