Egeby rug from Ikea - I cut mine in half so I had two rugs in the end
2 sample paint jars of Martha Stewart latex wall paint - a pink and brown
(you can buy these at Home Depot - they will mix the colors to your preference)
painting tape and brushes
*a little bit of brown spray paint
vinyl monogram stencil
How long you will need:
What do you do:
1.) I cut my rug in half and removed the binding. (I used the other rug for another knock off project that I will feature later this month)
2.)I masked off the center rectangle with painter's tape. I measured the sides to be sure that is was pretty accurate.
Here it is finished - looking great!4.) The next part I don't have pictures for.. I used the chocolate paint and did a couple coats on the border. For some reason the border was a lot harder than the inner rectangle. I didn't have a mini roller & pan for the brown, and used brushes instead. Bad mistake. I highly recommend getting roller & pan set for each color you use - they were less than $2 at Home Depot and make a huge difference. I ended up using some left over spray paint to even out the color on the border.
5.) I then used my Pazzle electronic cutter to cut a vinyl stencil out for the monogram. Now the vinyl won't stick great, so just go slow when you paint. I used a foam brush and heavily painted the monogram.
And that's it! I love it! It's going to go in Juliette's room under her crib - just like they have pictured at Restoration Hardware.
I hope you are inspired to try to paint a rug this summer. I'll be honest there is a learning curve and I did utter some unsavory words, but I really love my rug.
Have questions? Just holler!
Have a Knock It Off suggestion? Please let me know!
Next week we will be making this beauty.... I'll show how to make the rose petal one and give suggestions on variations for boys.
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