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{guest post: pudel-design}

Thank you so much Vanessa, for inviting me to write a guest post for your amazing blog!
Today I will show you my favorite post!

And now a little about myself;) My name is Lydia Pudel,
the owner of Pudel-design blog, and several shops where I sell my art.

I am a graphic designer and artist who lives and works in a pretty small town in Germany.
I love everything about art and DIY projects.

Today I will show you my painted rug. ;)
As you can see it in this post here, I bought a rug at IKEA and found this nice inspiration foto,
then searched for a pattern and found this here...
made a stencil and traced them on the carpet.
Then the crazy part starts;)
It took me two days to finish this project...
That's how the carpet looks like after one coat of gray paint (just a little wet), which looks
more blue than gray on the fotos but it is a warm gray tone.
After everything dried I started to paint the spaces in a creamy white.
And that`s how it looks right now after sanding it a little bit.
I think I should give em a coat of clear paint and than sand it again.
But for now I`m pretty happy how it turned out;)
And here it is in my bedroom in the reading nook;)
What do you think?
Do you like my new carpet as much as I do?;)

Here are the most asked questions about this project!

And the answers;)

1. Which size has this rug?
It is  165x230cm or 5,5x7,7inches.
2. Which size has the stencil?
Is is 53x30cm.
3. What paint did you use?
Every one who painted a rug uses latex paint.
Or fabric paint.
I took regular indoor wall paint, nothing special,
It worked really well for me.
It is a soft grey and a milky white color.
4. Why sanding it?
After i applied the last coat, the rug seemed a little stiff, crinkly and rough,
so I put out my little electric sander and gave em a try.
Now the rug is more soften than it was before.
The structure of the rug is now like it was before it was painted.
5. Didn`t the paint get through the rug onto the floor?
Nope, because the rug is sealed at the backside.
6. How does it support traffic, doesn`t it fade out 
where people stand or walk?
Can`t report on that, this rug is supposed for my bedroom,
It is not so many traffic around there;)
7.How do you clean them? Remove Stains?
Simply vacuuming the rug.
There are no STAINS on my rug!!!;)
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    Tuesday September 4th, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    hard work paid off! The new look is absolutely beautiful! Looks good in the living room =)

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    Tuesday September 4th, 2012 at 12:48 PM

    What a cute rug – and the room is really cute too! What keeps cracking me up, though, is that we are willing to work two days on a project (not just you – I’m completely like that, too!) – even though after that I sometimes feel like having worked in a sweatshop for two days ;-)

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    Katherines Corner
    Tuesday September 4th, 2012 at 04:02 PM

    Wow, love it!! xo

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    Nana Diana
    Tuesday September 4th, 2012 at 09:35 PM

    I love it- what a big undertaking and it turned out great- xo Diana

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    Tuesday September 4th, 2012 at 09:51 PM

    Yo. That is so cool.

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    Tuesday September 4th, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    really gorgeous! and really worth the two days!

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    Friday September 21st, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    That is a beautiful room.

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