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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!!!;)
Pudel — design
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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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