Rug Painting Party – Week 3

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It’s the third and final week of the Rug Painting Party – that means today is finished rug day!  You can see Week 1 here and Week 2 here.
When we last left off – I decided to paint stripes after my “paint by numbers” plan failed. I started by painting the entire rug white - first I rolled on Creamy by Sherwin Williams. BUT, the rug looked splotchy after one coat and I was getting impatient, so I decided to spray paint the rug. I used Rustoleum Paint + Primer in white.

As you can see, the lines of the weave were still showing through the paint. This made it really easy to tape off the stripes. With Ringo and Abby supervising, it took less than 30 minutes to tape off the stripes.

Once the rug was all taped up, I took it outside and spray painted the gray stripes. I don’t have a picture, so you’ll have to use your imagination. I just used even strokes and tried to spray straight above the rug and not on an angle – I didn’t want the paint spraying under the tape.
Once I removed the tape I did notice a few spots where the paint got under the tape, but it’s not that noticeable. I can always touch it up later. Anyway, tape removed and paint dry – here’s my new rug:

I love it! The stripes are so fun and definitely my style. It actually doesn't feel too crunchy from the paint. However, I've read that lightly sanding the rug can help if your rug feels too stiff. 

I want to thank Linda from My Crafty Home Life for putting this challenge together. This rug would still be unfinished in my closet otherwise! Also, don’t forget to stop by the other participating blogs to see the rest of the reveals. There were some great in-progress projects last week, so I’m sure they look amazing all finished up.

Trapped In North Jersey

19 comments:

  1. Cute rug Sam! Looks like fun.
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  2. How does it go....Mother tested, dog approved? It's cute, just like you. I never thought of spray paint.

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  3. Great idea on the spray paint. I love how it turned out!!

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  4. Stripes are my thing too! The rug looks so fun in your kitchen and I am loving your technique. We all had to get a little creative in accomplishing this didn't we?!
    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  5. Great idea. I might be spray painting my fail.

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  6. Love your stripes, Sam they look great incorporated into your kitchen! Cute helpers, too! Great idea to use spray paint!

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  7. Stripes always look so smart -- you were so smart to spray! It looks GREAT!

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  8. Simple and beautiful - stripes says it all. Great job Sam! And like what I said to the other, I salute you all for braving such a task! :-)

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  9. Cute. Love the simplicity of the stripes. Very nice with your kitchen windows.

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  10. Sam, Bravo! I always love stripes! This rug turned out perfectly!

    Oh, and I am having an amazing Giveaway of Plush Pumpkins from Love Feast!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  11. Looks great. I love seeing everyone's rug reveals and finding new blogs to follow! - Brandy@ChateauÀGogo

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  12. Another great rug from the party! The stripes could have been difficult but these look perfect. Great job, Sam!

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  13. You are giving me an idea...I have an old sisal rug that I might try this with! Good job!

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  14. I just love how your house is really starting to come together and reflect your personality! It's totally a cool feeling. Yay! Love it!

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  15. I love the stripes! I am always a fan of black and white or grey and white stripes!!

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