A Pottery Barn Rug Redo

I have this Pottery Barn rug I got at a garage sale. I really like it, but it is in direct sunlight most of the day, and totally faded. I was touching up some of my black furniture last week before we had a 60th wedding anniversary, and (I kind of go crazy when I have a paint brush in my hand. The kids all know not to touch ANYTHING with whatever color I am using at the time.) I decided to paint the faded, black part of this rug. Of course I thought of taking a picture after I started.


I used this Rust-oleum Painter’s Touch, flat, black paint.


Here it is finished.


You could see here, how now it matches the stool and the vanity.


I did have to lock the door for a couple of hours. Not many of the kids would think that I would paint the rug.

Do think it looks better?

While I had the black paint in my hands, I also painted my son’s desk. (It was white and in really bad condition.) My son didn’t like that I was doing it right then because he was on the computer, had to get off, and move all the things off of the desk. Of course I did not take a before picture, again. (Excuse all the cords, his chair is usually blocking them.)


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  1. They both look great painted! What a neat idea to paint the rug!

  2. They look great! The rug is looks much crisper and matches well now. Nice idea!

  3. Looks great! I never thought of doing this! I have one with a really thin border, but this would be a great update.

  4. It‘s so nice that I found your blog about your link on Chic on a Shoestring Decorating. Of course I’ve scrolled a little and like what I see. Now I’m your new follower! ;)

    Take care

    P.S. Sorry, first I've make an unpossible mistake :-)

  5. I'd never have thought to paint the rug. Great job!


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