Fixing a Dog Ruined Rug

I bought this rug dirty and on sale. It was $14 and was the cheapest I could find. I hate the color yellow but I am growing to like the rug itself. The room I was in at the college had very very ugly floors so this little rug helped alot! The only downside was this tear down the side. When I got married and moved in with my husband and our cute 3 month old puppy things went down hill. The puppy is teething and chews and claws on everything. He is now 5 months old and has learned how to behave so I think it is time to do some damage control on this rug.


As you can see it has a big pull on the side and lots of little snags all over the rug. I knew that I personally could not re-thread the huge pull. So I decided to cut it off. I am so glad I did. Now I am the only person who can notice it. Now time for all of the little snags. I wanted to try the easiest way first. I grabbed some scissors and a lint roller. (I recommend using pinking shears* so that you don’t dull your scissors, but if you are broke like me using regular sissors is just fine) I was afraid that cutting them off would look tacky or unravel itself. Thank goodness I was wrong! I simply pulled it up with one hand and cut as close to the rug with the other!

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I did it for the whole rug! It took around 10 minutes and was supper productive! After I got all of the snags from one area I would run the lint roller over the area to pick up the stray strings. It was so much better than picking at them by hand. I only had to replace the lint roller sheet 3 times. Supper simple and supper easy!

Review for those to lazy to read like me!

  1. get a lint roller and sissors
  2. Cut of strands close to the fabric (no need to be meticulous it won’t let you cut it too close)
  3. pick up strays with a lint roller (its faster than by hand)
  4. celebrate you are done 
Rug 4
After Picture

*Pinking shears are scissors made for cutting fabric and thread. They will not dull when cutting fabric like normal scissors would. (note you can not use them on anything but fabric and thread or else they will dull).

rug5 No more snag!!! It looks so much better!

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2 Comments on “Fixing a Dog Ruined Rug

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    June 10, 2016 at 2:46

    I am always thought about this, thanks for putting up.

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      June 10, 2016 at 4:14

      No problem I’m glad it helped, the results for me were great! I hope you have the same experience!

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