Just kidding. I know I could never hang with the likes of her.
After all, I’m not even a felon.
It’s time for another installment of Blogging without Borders!
The next to last, as a matter of fact. Since really working on the master bedroom fell apart early on, I decided to roll with the schizophrenia and just focus on trying new things, wherever they may land in the house.
This week – painted drop cloth rug.
I’m in sore need of rugs in both our great room and dining room, but I 1) can’t decide what I want, and 2) don’t want to spend thousands of my dollars. So I thought a small trial run was in order. I decided to make a “cowhide rug” for Junior’s room.
What you’ll need:
1 – Canvas drop cloth from Lowe’s or Home Depot. I got a lined 5×5.
2 – Acrylic paint.
3 – Spray sealer.
4 – All the rest of your typical painting supplies like brushes and red wine.
The first thing I did was throw my drop cloth in the dryer on the wrinkle release setting. (I still don’t iron.) Then I googled images of cowhides and free handed my sketch on the drop cloth in pencil.
I had stitch witch on hand, thinking I might need to fold the edges under to keep them from fraying, but as I started cutting it was obvious that the liner was going to hold it together just fine.
Snip, snip, snip, and I had my hide!
I penciled in my spots, used a brush to outline them, then filled in with a sponge brush.
The liner held in the paint perfectly, and I didn’t have any bleed-through.
About an hour and a half later – or one nap time, in mommy terms – I was done!
I sprayed one coat of sealer over the whole thing.
When you turn 31, even your thumbs wrinkle.
And then I left it downstairs to dry.
…..And totally forgot about it until after Junior’s bedtime so I wasn’t able to take pictures of it in it’s new home.
So instead, I had Bill model it.
And then threw it in the kitchen.
Aaaaand then decided to leave it in the barren spare bedroom until I could put it in Junior’s room and take pictures without waking him up.
All said and done, I have about $10 in this. The drop cloth was $6.50 at Home Depot, and a big bottle of black acrylic paint was $4.
Try it! Then go check on all these gals doing their cool stuff.
Amy @ Buffalo Roam, Dana @ Crafted Niche, Jaime @ Crafty Scrappy Happy, Heidi @ Décor & More, Tisha @ Delectable Home, Shannon @ Fox Hollow Cottage, Kirby @ Kirb Appeal, Holly @ Life as a Thrifter, Cassie @ Primitive & Proper, Debbie @ ReFresh ReStyle, Jessica @ Stay At Home-ista, Karah @ the space between, and Laura @ Top This Top That.