Paint a Rug on Your Wood Floor!
My “rug” is finally finished!You’re thinking I painted a rug aren’t you?
Well…I guess I did, but not really!
First let me tell you where I was inspired…
Jessica from “Mom 4 Real” painted her wood floor…
Thanks Jessica for the inspiration!
After I read her post, I had visions of doing a large area on my kitchen floor, but I wanted to test it out first (my husband is very protective of our wood floors).
So…I decided to try it in our 1/2 bath that is located off of our kitchen. It’s a little dark in there and doesn’t get much sun, so I knew this would brighten it up.
I could always cover up the rug with a rug
Here’s how it all went down-literally!
Here is the room before:
I hate measuring, so I traced the existing rug.
Then I taped the perimeter and really pressed hard with the tape so paint could not escape!
Now you will know why I complain of back pain!
I put 2 coats of white and let it dry over night. I used Martha Stuart’s stencil kit roller and pan from Michael’s.
They worked great!This was the part where I had to measure a little.
I measured 1/2 way and drew the line all the way down.
Then I placed 2 plates on both sides of that 1/2 way line and used the paint edge as my guide.
I was able to fit 2 full plates and 1/2 plates on the end. I only used the plates to trace…no measuring here!
You probably have guessed by now that I am doing a
checker board pattern!Checker board floors are my all time favorite!
I chose dark brown & off white not only because I had the paint left over, but I thought it would flow better than
Next, I labeled the squares that would be dark brown with a B.
You would be surprised how fast you can become disoriented while down there and paint the wrong square!
Ok…Here we go!!!
Ready for the final pictures???
I love how it turned out!
My husband loves it and my girls can’t wait to step on it!
(I’m afraid to still-too early!!!)
I used 2 coats on everything, including 2 top coats of Pro Finisher Water-Base Polyurethane. I also got away with out measuring the trim. I traced that with a blind valance.
So, I guess the question is…will I try this in the kitchen?Let’s just say I am satisfied for now, but you never know what this redhead will do!!
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