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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Painting a Rug: party on...

My brain has been whirring with "clever" ideas and inspirations for painting the rug for my daughter's bedroom. Trying to keep the whole project simple and quick to execute, an easy to paint pattern is key. Here are a few that are speaking to me.....
All rugs from here

Then, my DIY-ADD kicked in, big time. I was shopping for a client project and what do I find? Two 3' x 5' seagrass rugs, perfect for my recently completed office, (necessary of course, to keep my husband happy as he has been complaining about the runner I put in there because it gets in the way of the chairs) which I quickly snapped up. 

Suddenly this is a whole new project....



My office with the "bad-boy" runner....

Then to my complete delight, I saw this....

West Elm 

And I knew I had a winner.

And now my rugs looks like this, all taped up and ready to go! I have not quite figured out my technique and yes that is plain old masking tape.... I think I am working a bit backwards, but that's how I roll these days.


I suppose I am the only one who has changed gears mid party.... let's see what the others are up to shall we? Oh, and did you know we had a "party crasher?" Be sure to see what Beth at Design Post is up to.

Chinoiserie Chic



Now I am off to make corsages and boutonnieres for the homecoming dance. 
Apparently my kids' friends can place orders....!

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19 comments:

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

LOVE the pattern. It's going to look great!

Holly said...

Bless you Cathy - making corsages for the friends. Fun week though so far? I really like the direction that you're going now for the office - and so funny that your hubby gave the "X" on the runner. You can do it! Are you still going to do something for your daughter's room too in the future?

My Crafty Home Life said...

I am glad to know that getting sidetrack is common with you, too. I call it being flexible. You would never see the rug in your daughter's room anyway. It would be covered with "stuff". This is great, and I think it will come out beautifully.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love that, it's simple yet it will be bold too. Hope you'll share the details and give us some tips. Good luck.

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

Cathy, I love the design you chose - simple and graphic. It's going to look great!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Love the pattern you have chosen - I don't think you could have gone wrong with anything you picked. Good luck with the next step.

charmaine said...

It's going to look great!

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

love the diamond pattern!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I like the idea you are going with. You are not the only one with DIY-ADD. I find the name of this "disorder" quite funny.

pam {simple details} said...

Love the bold graphic punch it will give your office! Are you doing black?

Beth Connolly said...

I saw this at West Elm also and had debated trying it. Great look!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love the design you chose- looks like it will be easier to paint, too! can't wait to see it!

The Pink Pagoda said...

That's going to look fantastic! I can't wait to see it next week!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one to change plans mid-party! I love the new inspiration picture and the design looks great taped on your rug. I can't wait to see it painted!

Sarah said...

Awesome inspiration, Cathy! I love the West Elm diamond! Great find at TJs too, I haven't been there in forever. Lol at DIYing corsages and boutonnieres...that is so cool!

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

You are most definitely not the only one making new plans half-way through! You are ahead of me!!

SHERRY HART said...

So glad that Linda did not ask me to do this challenge. I suck at technical DIY......love where you are going!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

ohhh im gonna love this!!

Junell said...

My new plan is to leave the country before next Thursday.... Looks wonderful ~ WTG!

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