I debated about how I was going to do my rug for a while. Should I buy a nice plain rug from ikea and paint it? Should I try and find it used and get it for cheaper than the site? Should I just man up and buy it new from Z Gallerie?
So instead I decided to go to Home Depot and practice my painting skills on something a little cheaper than a rug from ikea. A $10 drop cloth. I’ve seen people painting drop cloths all over blog land. I even painted a pillow myself a while back here. But I never got up the nerve to do an entire rug.
The day finally came and I actually really love it. So much, in fact, that I don’t think I’m going to do it on a rug, I’ll just use this drop cloth.
1. Don’t use a paint brush to paint it on. A roller covered it 10 times faster but I didn’t realize this until I was half way done.
2. Makes sure your tape is on really good or it will bleed through the tape lines.
3. It WILL go through the fabric. I have a beautiful new union jack flag painted on my garage floor courtesy of my stupidity.