Wednesday, September 19, 2012

paint a rug party...

I'm excited and a tad nervous for this 'Paint a Rug Party,' usually I tell you what I'm going to
 do and if I mess up big time I just hold off sharing until I have it worked out, or for eternity! :)

Well, Linda from My Crafty Home Life had a fun idea to have a group of bloggers
 paint a rug, and there are rules.... it's her party and she'll have rules if she wants to...
you have to post...good or bad!
 I've never painted a rug before, unless you count my monogram door mat here but
 I'm thinking spray paint isn't going to be the best way to go about it, actually I haven't
figured out what is best, so wish me luck...or give me your tips!

The Inspiration:

I loved this suzani runner I saw in the Grandinroad catalog, the $250 price tag - not so much!


The materials: 

I found these free download suzani templates online from Lowe's Creative Ideas here.
I had them enlarged at Fed Ex Kinkos at 250% for $10.


This was the best option I came up with to transfer the stencil to plastic.
The printing shop wanted $36 for theirs, so I cruised around Hobby Lobby not sure what
I would find - bingo!  It is a large heavy duty polypropylene protective pocket,
 I can cut it apart to get 2 pieces, each 22 x 30, it was $11 with my 40% off coupon.
  

The Rug:
Ikea - Hessum  - $24.99
2' 7" x 6' 7"
Natural fibers with a flat weave - easy for painting, I hope!



Check back next Thursday to see what colors I've decided on and my progress!

These bloggers are in on the Paint a Rug Party too, just click on their name to go
check out their inspiration!

30 comments:

Nicole Gilbride said...

Pam,

Check out the almost(now over) 40 year old intern's blog(address below) - she is the blog world's queen of painting Ikea rugs and has great tips on materials to use and techniques.

Can't wait to see how this turns out!

http://www.almost40yearoldintern.com/2012/04/diwhy-not-black-white-extreme-stripes.html?m=0

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

can't wait to follow along!

charmaine said...

It's going to look great!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh I can't wait to see this one!! How fun! I've had a painted floor cloth on my to-do list for a couple of years now. I really must somehow get that one to the top of my list soon!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Can't wait to see the runner!!....Sounds like you have a great plan!

Holly said...

Rock it Pam! And great tip on those transfers. This is something that could save lots of $$ that I've thought about, but who I am kidding I have no time for any more projects.

Cotton said...

I was scrolling down the page eagerly hoping you posted a sneak peak of the runner! Can't wait to see it!

Cathy Wall said...

Girl, you are so ambitious! Here I am trying to figure out the simplest pattern to do and you go doing a suzani! No doubt it will be stunning!!!!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

This is such a fun idea! I know yours will turn out great, good luck!! :)

Nancy said...

I love love that Grandin Road runner as well. It is ME!!! You will turn your magic into something beautiful I know it. Looking forward to your updates. Best of luck.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Anne said...

Does any kind of paint work? I'd love to paint a grasscloth rug that I have.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

What fun! Will follow for sure!

Beth Connolly said...

Love the inspiration rug - can't wait to see how this turns out!

My Crafty Home Life said...

I love a suzani pattern. I think this is going to be stunning. You have amazing skills, no worries.

Dana Frieling said...

Wow, you've had to put lots of thought into this one! I'm sure the end result will be stunning. Good luck.

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Pam, I cant wait to see it.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Oh, it looks like you're off to a good start. Good luck!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Oh my you are MUCH more ambitious than I!! This will be fun!

Shauna@Satori Design for Living said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out. Good luck!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

Sounds like a great plan - I can't wait to see it finished! Oh, and great tips on creating your own stencil!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

That looks like it will be awesome and its so ambitious.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I love the pattern you've chosen. It will look amazing!!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

How exciting!!!! Can't wait to see this project when you're done with it, Pam!!!

Lori said...

My money is on you for creating a magic carpet! I can't wait!

Brie Holtrop said...

O my - I"m excited to see how this turns out! I love your inspiration photo and looks like you have a good plan :)

Brie @ Breezy Pink Daisies

erica said...

What an awesome idea! I can't wait to see how yours turns out! xo

designchic said...

I am so excited to see what you do...can't wait!!

Junell said...

Lovn' the suzani idea! Will be fabulous for sure!

Lisa Mende said...

Can't wait to see your rug!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

I love suzanis--this will look great! Can't wait to see it.

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