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DIY Geometric Area Rug

Ready to give your floor a quick makeover? A set of painted triangles gives this plain area rug two things: a pop of color and a 3-D look.

rug craft

Photography: Andrew Ingalls

Source: Martha Stewart


  1. Tape off three equal sections of the rug, horizontally. Starting with one section, visually divide that section into fourths and tape off right triangles on the outer quarters. (Tip: You will have to tape off and paint each triangle as you go; for this, we recommend working your way from the outside inward.)
  2. Using the brush, apply vintage décor paint in an up-and-down pouncing motion, working the paint into the fibers of the rug.
  3. Continue taping off right triangles and painting the sections in various colors; leave some triangles unpainted for an easier job.

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