Supplies you'll need:
- Boring solid color rug
- Can o' spray paint
- Painters tape
- Measuring device
Using a large stencil we picked up at Hobby Lobby for a nursery project, I started laying out my increments. This was a stretch for me, for I've become very dependent on my better half and his mathematic skillz. But I found that the stencil fit across the 5' side of the rug 3 times (with about an inch to spare... no biggie), and on the 8' side, 5 times! It wasn't a perfect fit on either side, but with a stencil, you have the benefit of having give on either side. Allowing a little extra room between increments, or squeezing them just a little closer together.
Since there are to be 3 stencils on the 5' side, I divided the rug evenly with tape going long-ways. Losing the width of the tape ended up being ok because there was some extra space when laying out the stencil 3 times. Make sense? No?
UPDATE: it's been a week now, and the rug looks exactly the same as when it was originally finished!! Crisp lines, and great color. And after being lived on and walked on, the slight crustiness has diminished completely and it's soft and fluffy to the touch! You can feel no difference between the unpainted portions and the painted ones! Holla!!
Have you guys ever painted something unconventional like a rug? ...or curtains for that matter? Was it a victory or fail?
Small print: no babies were hurt in the making of this rug, with the help of a respirator mask and a 68 degree day. Can't wait to meet my twin girls!