Monday, May 19, 2014

More Rug Painting Fun

Well, I'm going crazy. I painted two different rugs this weekend. In addition to the one I painted last week.  

I bought this ugly but promising rug at a thrift store for $8 last week.
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I gave it a nice lint rolling to clean it up, first.


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I found a rug on ebay that I used as my inspiration for colors. I broke out the Frogtape, and went to work. I hadn't used Frogtape until last week, and wow. That stuff works great. You don't even have to do the paint over trick with it! I am a convert.



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Anyway, I bought the extra thick 2" version, and made little triangles. This is how I cut them:




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I would tape the end to the counter top, then cut like five diamonds, then tape on.

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I found the center, then started taping from there. NOTE: I didn't do it perfectly, since it was the weekend, and this is a tester project for my own home. If it were for a client, all the little diamonds would be the same size, in a straight line, etc. I already have an eye twitch from so much work and stress lately, so I am not trying to add to that on my weekend time by driving myself crazy ;)


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after it was all taped. There was only one point where I got confused, which was trying to match that funky triangular pattern on either side. My brain started hurting but i figured it out.


and painted:
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I used regular house and craft paint that I already had. I think that eggshell works best, because it's not shiny and it is fairly pliable when it dries. Either way, this is not like, a fancy long term rug solution (like the dye). I have done this before. It's like one of those rugs you buy from urban outfitters, thats printed? Maybe a little better with holding up, but you know what I mean! It's fun for a short term, trendy solution if you don't wanna spend $$$ on a rug.

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here's where I was starting to get excited!


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and here is where I have to leave you, because I have to go to work!


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i'll post the final outcome soon! have a great monday.

13 comments:

  1. ahhhh…such a cliff-hanger! ;) it's looking amazing; can't wait to see the final result!

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  2. I love your creativity and thriftyness! Alison

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    1. thanks alison! i enjoy doing this stuff, even when it probably is smarter to just buy the real deal :) i get quite a sense of satisfaction!

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  3. My brain hurts thinking about trying this

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    1. haha... it did get painful there towards the end.

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