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A hand-painted faux rug can add real impact.


here’s nothing more gorgeous than

a home. Skinny boards, wide planks, old seasoned wood, pristine new rows character, and versatility to a room.

a painted faux rug, can help you pull painted. Even worse, I suspected the paint might even contain lead since ago.

Above: Alisa Burke paints a delightful hallway rug

ers pulled away carpet that was in their bathroom--and painted and sealed the plywood underneath. It’s a great temporary solution until they can lay a more ex-

Aside from an expensive and possibly dangerous paint removal paint over the paint. I added a handpainted “rug” to throw a little color and dimension into the room, and sealed with it with polyurethane to add a little protection.

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worse for the wear? Or you’re on a very tight (read : nonexistent) budget? Or (gasp!) you’ve pulled back that nasty carpet to reveal--plywood!

Make it uniqueand do it all for under $5!

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