So what do you do when you have too much coffee and a constant nagging feeling that the blue shag rug on your living room floor is not looking so good? When I put the rug down in the living room six years ago I thought I was so hip and so chic. Now I'm not so sure. I dream of an antique art deco rug, blue and brown with birds and dragonflies and flowers. The problem my friends is we need to repair our leaky roof, so reality and good sense must reign over elegance and style, I'm afraid. So I ask again what does one do? My answer is. You paint the rug! Yes you heard me right.