How to Spray Paint a Rug

I am on a spray painting kick this week.  Something about the nicer weather makes me break out the cans.  Today I am spray painting a rug.  A rug??  Yep an indoor rug!  Ready for the how to?  Start with a REALLY ugly rug that you don’t care to ruin.  Yep there is mine on the left….

I figured I couldn’t make it WORSE.  So I went for it.  I spray painted the entire thing gray.  Just regular old Krylon I had on hand….nothing special about it.  Then I wanted stripes.  My extra fancy method for making stripes??  Oh yes…cardboard…

I just made various widths in white and an antique brass metallic.  All colors I had on hand.  No rhyme or reason to the width of my stripes at all.  I was loving it after the first few stripes so I kept going.

Now, if you walk on this barefoot it IS a bit “crunchier” than it was before.  But the difference in appearance makes me forgive the crunchy steps.  I mean it is gorgeous!  And I did it all with stuff I had on hand…freebie!

So have you ever done something crazy like spray paint a rug?  Is yours a little crunchy?  Anyway to get rid of the crunch?

~Thanks for stopping by!~


  1. says

    I think I’ve seen other bloggers who painted theirs with acrylics (I think? Wasn’t spray paint, something they rolled on!), say that they sanded their rugs with sandpaper a bit to get rid of some of the crunchiness! I’m pretty sure it was Tater Tots n Jello & House of Smiths who made rugs together and did this. Spray painting it is an awesome idea too!! Guess it couldn’t hurt to try it a little? I’d try on just one end do you could go back over it and fix just that one stripe if needed!!

  2. says

    Well, you learn something new each day! I’ve never ever thought of spray painting a rug, but now you’ve done it, I’m thinking…

    Splendid idea. I’m glad you thought of it, because now I have an option to brighten up my dull, boring rug.

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