My “rug” is finally finished!
You’re thinking I painted a rug aren’t you?
Well…I guess I did, but not really.I originally 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.
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I could always cover up the rug with a rug
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.
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.
I chose dark brown & off white not only because I had the paint left over, but I thought it would flow better than
black & white in this room. It’s actually the same colors that are on the walls and moldings.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.
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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