I finally got time to do the painted stripped rug that I wanted to make! Super excited and my children had a blast helping with this project! I have had tons of inspiration with finding enough, beautiful painted rugs on Pinterest and finally decided to leap in and do one.
|The finished rug!|
My oldest picked out the color paint, which happens to be her favorite color. We used approximately a half gallon of satin floor paint. You need a tight woven, flat rug…basically not a piled/shag rug. We bought a
cheap, $15 rug that
measures 5x6. We placed 2” wide painters
tape about 3” apart. I had a little help
from my husband with making sure the lines were ‘straight’.
|After getting all the tape down|
When painting each of the stripes, it does take time while applying it, so you may need to pace yourself! I was so tempted to peek at the stripes but made myself wait. That was hard. After the first coat was completely dry, I applied a second coat.
|Painting the stripes|
After everything was completely dry we took all the painters tape off! We sprayed scotch guard on the whole rug, with the hopes that it will ‘hold’ up better/longer. We are still a bit uncertain as to where this rug is going to be ‘living’ at, but I am so proud of it, we may just make another!
|Done and finished!|
Later today I am going to try my hand at some antiqued mercury mirror glass jars. After leaving the library today I decided to buy some of that Krylon looking glass spray. Very excited to try that in a few!
Hope you enjoy!!!