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Use a carpet remnant as area rug

A few years ago, my family and I purchased carpeting for two bedrooms, after the installation, there were two pieces of carpeting that were left over and they were cut in a 5x 7 size and the other in a 3 x 9 size. At the time I thought to myself I will use these pieces in the back room since the color did not coordinate well with the living room. When I decided to paint the living room a medium blue color and installed laminate wood flooring, the room lacked a punch of color and texture. I did not have money to purchase a rug so I had the 5 x 7 remnant piece in the backroom which I had cleaned and placed underneath the glass coffee table in the living room.  I used a carpet remnant as an area rug. It worked out great, the brown color of the carpet remnant   looked nice with the blue walls and white slip covered furniture. To add some color or print design to the carpet remnant, use a stencil and some fabric paint.  Once the design is stenciled make sure carpet is dry before pla