Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chevron Painted Rug

Chevron stripes are all the rage
and I was dying to put to do them on something. 
A painted rug seemed to be the perfect place to start.
I found a 4 x 6 Sisel Rug at TJ Maxx for only $10.00!
I cut out a couple Chevron stripes with my Silhouette 
(my husband thinks you should know that you don't really need a Silhouette to make a Chevron stripe). 
I needed it to be pretty big. So I cut it out a couple times and then taped it together.
 Then I taped around each stripe. 
And burnished down on the blue tape so no paint would bleed through.
 I used some semi-gloss paint (this beautiful blue came from my friend's kitchen) 
and a couple of foam brushes.
 And then I went to work "dabbing" the blue paint in my taped off section. 
This took me a while. But it was a good work-out for my arms!
 Adding lots of paint to seep in between all the groves.
The paint seemed to dry pretty quickly.
As I peeled off the tape my Chevron stripes were revealed.
I love the way it turned out!
The perfect compliment to all the new things in my laundry room.
Check out these links for other Chevron stripe creations:

9 comments:

  1. Visiting from The Creative Crate. Very nice. Of course you don't need a silhouette, but it sure makes things a lot easier!

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  2. Ooo yours looks awesome and what a steal from TJ Maxx

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  3. Looks fantastic!!! Amazing what a little paint can do...;)

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  4. You always do such neat projects! The chevrons look great! TFS!

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  5. Your rug turned out so cute!!! I love the white and natural together. so pretty!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  6. I LOVE this...thanks so much for sharing!!

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  7. WOW! Brillant idea!! I LOVE chevron right now and have to try this!! Thanks!!

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  8. FAB-U-LOUS! LOVE IT! great job! winks- jen

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  9. Yours turned out awesome!!! I really like how you kept one of the colors the natural of the rug - looks great!!

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