Answer: Don’t toss your stained and tattered natural fiber rugs. Instead, turn them into works of art!
First, put down a drop cloth and roll out your rug. Prime with a base color of latex paint (an 8×10 rug will require almost 2 gallons for good coverage). Use a long-napped roller to get ample coverage (1/2” or more). Let dry. Then, decorate your canvas.
Some design ideas:
Stripes: Using painters tape, create stripes in your rug, paint, let dry and then remove the tape.
Fabric Inspired: Use your favorite fabric in the room as an inspiration. With your fabric as a guide, pencil out a design on the canvas. Then, complete the look with paint!
Bold Floral Pattern: Use a pencil to outline your design then create your masterpiece.
Make sure to let your masterpiece dry for at least 48 hours before bringing it into your room!