Won't You Stay Awhile? | Rug DIY

Wednesday

I think this might be my new addiction. Since making this little rug, I already have a copious amount of other rug ideas I want to create. Thankfully, this project is pocket change. Here are all the details..
  Supplies: rug (mine was $2.00 from Walmart), spray paint, masking tape, adhesive letters (I used 5 inch letters). 
Start by choosing something fun to write on your rug. Carefully apply the letters, making sure they are as straight as possible. Use a ruler if it makes you more comfortable! After you've applied the letters, begin making a pattern with masking tape. I chose a chevron pattern. Then spray! I spray painted every other zigzag with one color, waited for it to dry, then repeated the process on the remaining zigzags with my secondary color. After all the paint is dry, remove all the tape and letters!  
 Hope your day is a splendid one. xx
*Note: This is my first time making this project so I'm unaware of how durable the spray paint will be. Happy experimenting!

55 comments:

  1. too cool! this is so creative :))
    -jocee <3

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  2. Really cute! I love that - looks fairly simple too :)

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  3. <3 your blog!

    Where did you find the white sweater in your 'heart sweater' post on Elsie's blog?

    Stefanie-Anne

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  4. Absolutely love this! I can't wait to try it out :)

    xoxo
    Kristi

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  5. I just bought a new plain rug for my house and I'm giving it sideways glances right now!
    It may have to be modified!

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  6. wow super neat...and I can think of so many things to say on it! :)

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  7. That's great, i am so bored with my old door rug and this a great change! Thanks sweetie!! :)

    (New blog needing some love and support: http://inwhirlofinspiration.blogspot.com)

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  8. This is such a cute DIY. THank you for sharing.

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  9. what a brilliant idea!! we actually need a doormat & i have a hard time finding (reasonably-priced) aesthetically pleasing ones. this is going on my DIY list for sure!

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  10. happy to have "found you" : ) love this idea!! i am in the mood for project~ this is perfect. thanks!

    xoxo

    ~ bobbi ~

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  11. My roommates and I have been searching for a good rug - why didn't we ever think of making our own!? This looks great!!!

    if you have a chance, check out my blog!
    zplustheworld.tumblr.com

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  12. I adore this! It would be awesome to make one that says est. (insert date) on the front porch!

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com

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  13. So awesome!

    http://madnessanmusings.blogspot.com/2012/02/whats-in-my-bag.html

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  14. Very chic. I hope nobody has dirrrty shoes ;)

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  15. this is a really great idea. love that you can totally customize it too.

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  16. I love this DIY! It's too cute and I want to make one now!

    xoxo, Jjanga
    www.sayhelloandsmile.blogspot.com

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  17. Sooo CUTE! I love this DIY project. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    www.glamorsham.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this! Your DIY projects are brilliant

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  19. You always have the brightest ideas! Love!

    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  20. You always have the brightest ideas! Love.

    http://mereandthemr.blogspot.com/

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  21. You better believe I am stealing this idea! Potentially with a scripty font.

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  22. ummmm yes this is amazing. love it.

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  23. That is incredibly fantastic! Love it!
    Luvv, Leigh B

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  24. That is an incredibly great project! Love it!
    Luvv, Leigh B

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  25. This is the cutest DIY I've ever seen!!! Love it!!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  26. such a great idea! I love love love how easy and cheap it is. thanks so much for posting this!

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  27. How fun! I know what I'm doing this weekend.

    xo, Lauren @ theurbanhippie.wordpress.com

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  28. too, too cute! I love quirky doormats, and this one is so well done. great job!

    <3 christen @ comingfromthewoods.blogspot.com

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  29. What a great idea! I'm kind of amazed I have never seen a tutorial for this. Will definitely be wanting to try this once I move.

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  30. This is such a great idea! Love it.

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  31. Really love this. When spring finally makes it to Michigan, I plan on getting outside and doing this project. What fun! Thanks for the share.

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  32. thats one amazing mat. will definitely use that D.I.Y whenever i move in my new flat!

    xx
    theyoungbridgetjones.blogspot.com

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  33. I love this it looks so cute! :) -Lo

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  34. i love your blog and your DIYs! that's why i included you in my blog post about my "blog crushes" for valentine's day :) here's the link if you'd like to read it.
    http://lavitabellla.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-crushes.html

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  35. It's so funny... I walked in my front door this morning after a coffee run and thought about how worn out and ugly the door mat was. This is awesome! I'm going to make one this weekend. <3

    xo,
    melissa

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  36. I showed this to my husband. He wants me to make one that says, "Eff off!"

    Typical guy! LOL

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  37. Super genius!!! We love your style and lovely blog so so much!!! We're following you for sure!! Perhaps you could drop by for our next bloggers feature? We're just recreated our new blog. :)

    Love,
    MLU the blog.

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  38. I love your take on this rug, it's so cute! I'm definitely going to be trying this soon.

    xo, Megan
    Gingerly

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  39. great project.
    Like asked for, here the link to my post about your blog: http://meschuhgge.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/diy-blogs/

    have a nice weekend,
    Theresa

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  40. this is so awesome! I featured this on my blog, here- http://punkprojects.blogspot.com/2012/02/make-it-monday_13.html

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  41. Your rug is gorgeous, you've done a lovely job! I've got this linked to my rugs post too today, well done!

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  42. Is the spray paint still holding up? Not rubbing off or anything?? Really want to make this just want to make sure to get the right kind of paint that will stay on!

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  43. I love this diy doormat. It's so cute, I want to make one like it! It would be funny if it said something about leaving instead of staying (lol).

    I recently (a couple weeks ago) made my own diy doormat. It's such an easy, inexpensive way to bring your own style to your front door. You can check it out at: http://thehousecandy.com/diy-ombre-door-mat/

    Again, great job on yours!

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  44. I love this diy doormat. It's so cute, I want to make one like it! It would be funny if it said something about leaving instead of staying (lol).

    I recently (a couple weeks ago) made my own diy doormat. It's such an easy, inexpensive way to bring your own style to your front door. You can check it out at: http://thehousecandy.com/diy-ombre-door-mat/

    Again, great job on yours!

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