April 28, 2011

Painted Rug

This month's project over on UCreate is a Painted Rug - plus I recently saw a chevron rug over on Tatertots and Jello, so it was on my mind.  When I saw this rug at a garage sale for $0.50, I new it was the perfect opportunity to give rug painting a try.

Here's the before - it's kind of a dirty dark brown color:
 I thought it'd look good to have half the stripes a light brown, so I soaked the rug in bleach - but all it did was take out some of the color, and leave orange - doh!

 So instead of a light brown for the base color, I painted the whole rug yellow:
I used a piece of posterboard to make a zig zag, aka chevron, stencil.  You can click on the picture to make it larger and see my measurements:
 I think it gives the corner of my kitchen a pop of color - and look at the before and after - it miraculously made it look so much cleaner!
 Cute right?  Worth my fifty cents and the fun of making it - -
 Next, I think I want to try THIS PATTERN on my basement rug....


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9 Fabulous Comments:

Hi, I have been reading for a while but haven't commented. But that little "miraculous" pic was so funny I had to say so! I love your blog!

Very cool! It looks great. I need a "magic rug" to clean my kitchen, too :)

I love it! I've been wanting to make one, too, since I saw it on Tatertots and Jello . . . it is so fun! Love it in your kitchen.

Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

You are so totally cute! Love the kitchen pics!

Cute cute!! I am planning on making one of these this weekend with a hidious foam mat I have in my kitchen. Thanks for your measurements (that will take much of the guess work out)

And isn't it amazing how one change makes the room seem brighter and cleaner?? Amazing!!

It turned out GREAT!! So pretty!!!

oxxo
Jen

Love it! Would never have thought of it myself, but now that you did...I think I need one. Ha! Do you have a trick to keeping your rag rugs in place?

New GFC follower from It's Fun to Craft.

Pamela

Love the colors. I need to find a rug!

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