That’s right friends..I joined the chevron rug-painting bandwagon. What can I say…that darn Pinterest made me do it!!! (If you don’t know what Pinterest is…I suggest you crawl out of the hole you’ve been living in and join…you can thank me later)
At first I tried to just free-hand the design…but 4 hrs, 1 pkg of frog tape, and 2 really sore knees later…I had only managed to get 2 chevron rows done. It was at the point I realized that maybe I should make a stencil. So I did…and let me tell you…Best Idea EVER!! Seriously…if you attempt this…make some type of stencil or guide. So much easier than measuring it all out.
Ta-Da! All taped and ready for some paint! I used Valspar’s Tidal Teal. The painting actually took a lot longer than I thought…I spent about 4 hours total on it over 2 nights.
All painted! I let it dry for about 24hrs before I peeled back all the frog tape (which btw worked amazingly!) Now the rug is happy at home in our little seating area/dinning room.
This room is still very much a work in progress. We still need some type of coffee table, a chair or two, stuff on the walls, and some curtains. We’re going with the grey/yellow/turquoise color combo. Here’s a full view of the room so far…
The rug under the dining table is this one from West Elm in Clay.
Oh and if you’re curious…this is what this room looked like shortly after we moved in last June.
Um can you say BEIGE?! Basically everything in this room has changed…crazy town! New hardwood, two-tone grey paint, rugs, and some new furniture has really made a huge difference. Up next is finding some yellow fabric to make curtains with, and putting together a gallery wall behind the dinning table! Woohoo!