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  1. Judy
    June 6, 2012 @ 1:39 am

    Thanks for the great tutorial Julie…this might be my next project!



  2. Rach
    June 6, 2012 @ 1:51 am

    Accck! When I saw it yesterday I flipped over the rug! Thank you so much for the tutorial and image…it's gorgeous, and I already bought the rug. : ) thank you!


  3. NanaDiana
    June 6, 2012 @ 4:03 am

    Julie- What a wonderful job you did….and what a great price for a good basic rug. i wish they had it in just a slightly bigger size. Blessings- xo Diana


  4. The Magical Christmas Wreath Company
    June 6, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    Love it. You are a genius.


  5. Debra Kapellakis
    June 6, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    That rug looks perfect where it is! BRAVO!


  6. Becca @ The Sassy Penguin
    June 6, 2012 @ 12:41 pm

    This is perfect! I see a rug purchase in the near future!


  7. Jennifer L. Griffin
    June 6, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    Absolutely fabulous, Julie! What a charming, welcoming spot and your rug ties it all together beautifully. Looks like it's straight out of a Ballard catalog! Love that these rugs are so reasonable, and when mine's done I'd love to try your design. Thanks for the mention!


  8. Highland Monkey's
    June 6, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    That's fabulous. Wish we had a store with bargain rugs! Thanks for the tutorial.


  9. Jen@AgainstTheGrain
    June 6, 2012 @ 8:29 pm

    What a great rug – love that it looks like it could be from a catalog but it so darn cheap to create! I HAVEN'T signed up for Ebates yet *embarassed* but am on my way there to do so right now 🙂


  10. southernscraps
    June 7, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    That looks awesome! You did a great job with your rug!


  11. Christine
    June 7, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! My goodness! LOVE the bee!! With this concept you can paint anything on a rug! Great idea!

    Now, I hope you are planning on sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!! Please!!


  12. Claiming Our Space
    June 7, 2012 @ 6:44 pm

    I love this and think I need to make one for our back patio! I would love it if you would share this on my linky party Tout It Tuesday.


  13. AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three
    June 8, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    I love this project! Pinning this now for future reference.


  14. twelve-O-eight
    June 8, 2012 @ 1:55 am

    What an amazing deal on a great rug, and you made it beautiful! I love this, thank you for sharing your how-to.

    Hugs, Tanya 🙂


  15. It's All Connected
    June 8, 2012 @ 4:11 pm

    Love it, love it, love it! Pinning this. ~ Maureen


  16. Maggie
    June 9, 2012 @ 4:54 am

    adorable…I need ideas for our porch off our kitchen…gonna borrow this one 🙂


  17. Susan @
    June 9, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Julie I love this! Beautiful choice of design and great price on that rug!


  18. Mo
    June 9, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    Oh my goodness! my porch desperately needs an outdoor rug, and I'm going to check out that one right now. Thanks for the inspiration.


  19. Julie
    June 9, 2012 @ 1:30 pm

    I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:


  20. Heidi
    June 10, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    I am getting ready to move in the next month and have a tremendous outdoor area. What it does need is a great outdoor rug. And to be honest…the blog world has made me a lot more frugal. I LOVE your rug and maybe even more I LOVE the price! Thanks for sharing!!



  21. Judy
    June 12, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

    I am loving this rug and outdoor space. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.


  22. ✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life
    June 14, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

    Wow! I love your tutorial! Your rug is beautiful.



  23. Liz Marie
    June 15, 2012 @ 2:10 am

    Love this rug! You did such a great job, & you gave a really good tutorial on it. I would love for you to come link it up at my linky party! I know my readers would love to see it.

    liz marie


  24. Jennifer L. Griffin
    June 15, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    Yay Julie! Congrats on your Shabby Nest feature! 15 minutes ago I just finished my chevron skirt that you showed us how to make…LOVE IT!!! It took longer to cut it out and change the zipper foot than it did to make it!


  25. Claire
    June 17, 2012 @ 3:41 pm

    Just wanted you to know I featured your adorable rug on my blog today-I LOVE it!!


  26. lynn
    June 17, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    this rug is adorable, julie! tfs!


    June 19, 2012 @ 4:19 am

    Love this! Newest follower!


  28. dngmyers
    July 31, 2012 @ 3:28 am

    i feel like a dork asking this, but…will the paint run if it gets wet (like from rain or spilled drink)?


    • Julie
      July 31, 2012 @ 11:25 am

      Good question! No, it won't run. Once it's dry, it's permanent 🙂


  29. Mixxx
    August 3, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    Love this. You are such a genius!


  30. Lynn Merryman
    September 22, 2013 @ 4:13 pm

    Can you post a smaller stencil of the picture, I would love to put it on a smaller rug or something.


    • Julie
      September 22, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

      Hi, Lynn! If you save that image in the post to your computer, you should be able to print it out in various smaller sizes, depending on what percentage you choose when printing! So glad you like it!


  31. Jackie
    May 24, 2014 @ 3:42 am

    Hi! I love this, and it's just what I was looking for- do you think I could cut that rug to size, or would it fall apart?



    • Julie
      May 24, 2014 @ 12:13 pm

      Jackie, I think there's a good chance you can cut this without it falling apart. There's no binding around the edge, so I think it could work. I haven't tried it yet, but I have thought about it! If you do try it, be sure to let me know how it turns out!


  32. smedina146
    April 29, 2015 @ 5:12 pm

    WOW! <3<3 Thank you so much for this–it is one of the best resources Ive found…and YES! Im doing this for sure. Home Depot Rug find was perfect! <3 <3


  33. 50 Colorful and Creative DIY Rugs Ideas » DIY Crafts
    June 28, 2021 @ 11:08 pm

    […] Personalize any space by adding personalized rugs and carpets! Look at this sample personalized rug that comes with a bee monogram and is looking damn cool and fantastic! Print out a bee monogram, cut it out and then trace on your rug and next fill it up with the paint selected in your favorite shade! Here black paint has been used for the beautiful bee monogram! lessthanperfectlifeofbliss […]


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