After vacuuming the rug and laying it out over a tarp, Dana used painters tape to create guides for her stripes. She was careful to measure the stripes and to press down the edges of the tape firmly to prevent the paint from bleeding. She also wrote little X's on the rug to make sure she painted only the areas where she wanted color.
Once taped, Dana used a roller to apply flat interior wall paint to the rug. As anyone who has ever gotten regular paint on fabric will tell you, once it's dry, it's not going anywhere. No need for any special paint, just the patience to let the rug dry. Once the entire rug was painted, Dana removed the tape and let it dry for 24 hours.
The end result is an easy, affordable and colorful rug. To see all the details on this project, visit Dana's blog — House*Tweaking: DIY Painted Rug. (Images: House*Tweaking)