Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Painted Rug


Hhhmmm, how can I do this?
Country Liv so generously offered to send me her fleur~de~lis stamps and stencils. From the looks of this, maybe I should have taken her up on the offer!
OK, try and try again!
That's better.
Remember this old rough wood floor that I painted pink and white a couple of weeks ago? I added a big white spot.
I laid the stencil down on the white and then painted pink all around it.I've never stenciled before. It probably isn't done correctly, but that is OK. This bucket of pink paint was a $5.00 "mis-tint" (I don't know if that is a REAL word) bargain at Home Depot. I've just used what I had available to me. The wet paint obviously dries darker. But hey, it's done...still needs some touch up! Since we walk across this floor about a gabillion times per day, I think I can let a few of my perfectionist tendencies go! That's one of my "Spring Cleaning" items mentioned in the previous post. I will not let perfectionism paralyze me!
So the rug is done except for touch up of course! Drop by, I'll let you walk on it as soon as it's dry.
Have a wonderful day. Inhale and enjoy the scents of summer!
Love, Rachel







41 comments:

Kim's Treasures said...

Very pretty! You did ana mazing job!

Kim

MOM going said...

Pretty, pretty! How does Ivory like it? :~)

Have a great summer day.

The Going Blog said...

I like it. Diane loaned me some decorating magazines and I'm seeing alot of painted floors. They all are so pretty. Your creativity always amazes me. Happy painting!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow! Beautiful job, Rachel!

Anonymous said...

Fantabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey Rachel, how many is a gabillion? Just curious!

lol, lsh

Ronda said...

SO PRETTY, Rachel! Is there ANYTHING that you wouldn't try? It really has the effect of a rug...how neat! You are amazing!

Debbie said...

Rachel, if it works, it works. JoAnn's, Craft Warehouse, and other places have stencils and instructions it you want to stencil something else. Your floor looks great!
Debbie

pse said...

I like your floor. You probably had to make your own stencil to get one that large. Have a good day.

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

Rachel

What a wonder job it turned out great. Imperfections just give in that worn look.

Have you stopped by yet to enter my GIVEAWAY yet.

Ciao
Glenda

Cottage Rose said...

Wow what a beautiful painted rug. You did a fantastic job. You are the Crafty Queen!! I don't have a wood floor but I just might surprise my hubby and rip up our carpet, then paint it. haha. Any way great job.

hugs;
Alaura

Rue said...

Hi Rachel :)

That turned out beautiful!! I hope you're enjoying your summer :)

hugs,
rue

The Marcum Family said...

I love the painted rug. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing. You are very talented. Have a good evening!

Tracie said...

Looks cute, Rachel~
Let me know when it dries, for now I'll hop across it ;)
xo~Tracie

KEITH said...

HI RACHEL, YOUR FLOOR IS BEAUTIFUL. IF YOUR HOUSE HAS IMPERFECTIONS , THAT IS A GOOD INDICATION YOUR HOUSE IS ALSO A HOME. KEITH

TattingChic said...

THat is just beautiful! I absolutely love it.

Secondhandrose said...

What a pretty addition. And who would say that color was mixed wrong. It's perfect. I stenciled a sisal rug for my porch. Come for a visit. karen

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Beyond awesome! Your are too crafty!

M ^..^

patti said...

How lovely! I wish I had wood floors! My girlfriend painted her concrete floors - and that looked fabulous! You are very creative. Thanks for sharing!

SentimentsbyDenise said...

Rachel - You're so talented! This looks fabulous and goes so well with the ambience of your home!

Joy said...

What a great job you did! I love it!

DD said...

Very creative, really cool and great photos. What an easy and big improvement DIY. As simple or as detailed as you like, reusable, and resourceful! We added your link at the bottom of our blog, let us know if we could post along with it a 600 x 450 image!

http://www.rugrag.com/post/Laser-Cut-Stencil-for-Victorian-Baroque-Oriental-Rug-Pattern.aspx

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