Ikea Painted Rug Hack – $5 DIY

To be quite frank, I think that Ikea Hacks were my first foray into my DIY home decor obsessions. So let’s kick it back to the beginning for this blog post.

I went to Ikea the other weekend and on my way out I spotted these $4 SIGNE rugs that came in a variety of colors. I snatched one of the plain ones with a plan to paint it. Since then I’ve come across so many more ideas for these inexpensive Ikea rug hacks…so stay tuned!

For today’s tutorial I am just keeping it simple and painting this rug with bold colors.

Materials Needed:

  • SIGNE Rug
  • Blue Tape
  • Tape Measure
  • Paint Brushes
  • Acrylic Pain
  • Fabric Medium (I didn’t use this but apparently you are supposed to…oops)


Step 1: Decide on Your Design

I wanted to use a geometric design so I decided to go with triangles!

Step 2: Outline Your Design with Blue Tape

I used the tape measure to find the middles of each section that is broken apart by a thicker weave. I taped off 2 triangles on each end of the rug

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Step 3: Paint

Paint inside the blue tape with a thick coat.

Step 4: Reveal

Peel off the blue tape immediately after painting. It is so satisfying to pull off that tape to a super clean line! Admire your work and let it dry!


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