That Linda from My Crafty Home Life.... she must not know about my DIY-ADD because she asked me again to participate in one of her challenges! Silly me, I said YES! So now I actually have to complete a project. Good thing this is something I have been contemplating for some time. After reading tons of tutorials about how to paint a rug, the idea that had been germinating in my head sprouted with Linda's invitation. I have had a simple, beige wool flat weave rug for ages that does not have a place in my home at the moment. Since it doesn't see the light of day, packed away in a box, I have nothing to lose in giving it a go and sprucing it up with paint.
My initial thought is to put it into my daughter's room since I have been campaigning for order and neatness in there, trying to get her motivated so that it does not look not so much like this....
She says the rug is too scratchy, and since she does her homework on the floor rather that at her desk, ultimately it may not end up there. My goal is to make sure it would work elsewhere in my house and if all else fails, maybe send it off with my son for his dorm room when he heads off to college next fall.
My 5x8' wool rug looks something like this:
So now to figure out how to give it the most WOW in the simplest way possible.... (keeping in mind my DIY-ADD).
You will want to follow along for the next few Thursdays with all of these other talented folks as we all chronicle our efforts to paint a rug. Linda has aptly named us the "Rug Rats."
Bring it on "Rug Rats!"
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