Painted Rug DIY
There are so many amazing rugs out right now. Because I wanted something unique and fun but my budget wasn't exactly huge, I decided to make what I wanted.
We have an octagon window our breakfast nook. My husband loves the window and now that there is bench seating the window is more of a feature, its not so hidden.
I purchased a bound remnant for very cheap. It was something that another customer had ordered but didn't take for some reason.
What you will need:
Blue Painters Tape
Foam Brushes (several)
Thin Brush (for detail)
Jars for mixing (you want to mix all the paint and fabric medium you will need at once)
First, I divided the rug into 4ths. I knew I wanted my design pretty straight. I wasn't that concerned with it being divided perfectly but because it was an 8x8 rug it worked.
Next, I was going to cut out a template for the octagons. I was standing in the back yard when my eyes went straight to my birdbath. It was perfect! The good news was it was heavy enough not to move when I taped around it. I made sure that the distance between the octagons was pretty much the same.
Almost done taping. I ended up cleaning up the tape job with a razor blade so there was no overhang at the intersections.
I used a cork coaster I found at a craft store as a template for the middle shape. Again I taped around the inner hexagons.
Using several foam brushes, fabric medium (Martha Stewart) mixed according to the directions into regular acrylic paint, I began to paint the inner hexagons.
Next, I let the coral color dry over night, removed the tape, and started with the outer blue color.
Lastly, I free handed the outer most aqua color.
I really love how it turned out!