Wednesday, September 26, 2012

painted rug progress...


I'm not loving it, yet...but keeping an open mind.
I think it will get better, how much better is the million dollar question.
If it doesn't I have a Plan B and C, totally serious, but we won't go there yet. 

I've learned:

A flat weave natural fiber rug is not going to take on the characteristics of a
plush, hand tufted, 100% wool rug by adding paint....duh! It just looked a little...flat!
So we're going to pretend you never saw that original inspiration photo,
and go with these...

Yep, just adjust and change direction a tad by adding a lot more work pattern to it.



In process...


I chose plum, chartreuse and black, the colors I'm planning to
incorporate for my fall/winter accessories. 


After I cut out the stencils I realized you couldn't see them well...


...spray paint to the rescue...


...much better.


I used Stencil Adhesive Spray found at Hobby Lobby, and a stencil brush to apply the paint.


And, here's where I'm at today, but I have a lot more pattern and detailing to complete... 


before the finale next Thursday...yikes!

I'm off to see how the rest of these ladies did this week...stop by and check out
their progress, I know we're in for a treat!






38 comments:

Lisa Mende said...

I think it is looking good!

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Wow Pam.... I think it looks great! Hang in there....

Nancy said...

I knew you'd knock it out of the park Pam! This is the best stencil job Ive seen! I love the colors and the entire plan! Fabulous! You're so talented!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

cindy said...

This looks great and does not look like the work of an amateur!

Brandi said...

I think it looks great, Pam! Love the colors you chose.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Pam..it looks fantastic....so how did you come up with the stencils??? Just love the colors!!...

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

WOW! It looks unbelievable. You are rockin it!!

Holly said...

I'd say you've got a great start. And how hard is it working with those stencils? It just looks like a big pain but maybe it's real easy?

Cheryl Thornton said...

it looks amazing..love the colours! - cant wait to see it finished!

Lisa at Shine Your Light said...

What a detailed stancil - I love how it's coming out! Great idea on spray painting the stencil - you are so smart!

Denise Greenwood said...

Wow! Very impressive! Love the colors!!

charmaine said...

Wow, wow, wow! It looks amazing Pam! Way to go!

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

whaaaaaaaaaat!!!!! This is absolutely stunning! I adore it!

Cathy Wall said...

Unbelievable and amazing Pam! Great colors and an amazing pattern, I am green with envy at your cleverness and talent!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

That looks amazing!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I think it's looking great! Can't wait to see the finished photos!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

This looks gorgeous, Pam! You have done a great stenciling job so far - I am so impressed!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Wow! Just wow! You are amazing.

Sarah said...

Woah! This is seriously awesome!!! So detailed and I love the colors!! Seems like a ton of work, but its going to pay off big time:)

kimt said...

would you mind telling us what you cut the stencils out of....
looks fabulous.

Amanda said...

WOW! I am impressed girl! It looks great! and Im sure it takes lots of patience too. Well done

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oh my goodness i love where this is going!

Beth Connolly said...

Looks fantastic!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's fabulous! Absolutely FABULOUS!

Lori said...

I LOVE it. Beautiful colors and design. There is nothing you can't do! Are your sure you're not looking for a buyer?!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Oh my goodness -- so impressive! Your rug is going to be so gorgeous and beautifully executed!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

PAM!!! OMG... YOUVE DONE IT AGAIN. you flooredm e! I LOVE IT

Taylor Greenwalt said...

I'm so impressed. I have had the worst luck with stenciling. It always runs a little. Do you have any tips?

My Crafty Home Life said...

Wait...you don't love this? This is fantastic! I would love to know your plan B and C. Spray painting the stencil so you could see it was a brilliant idea!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

It looks amazing! I can't wait to see it finished - it's going to be gorgeous! As for me, I've already moved on to plan B...haha

Morgan said...

It looks beautiful! You've done an amazing job so far. :) Love the colors and pattern.

Beth of designPOST Interiors said...

I am speechless...you are rocking this challenge!

SHERRY HART said...

NFW......unbelievable...OK fess up...who is doing this for you! I gotta hand it to you Pam....I am so dang impressed.

A Vintage Vine said...

I am speechless!! WOW, you will go down in blog history with this project!!

Dana Frieling said...

It's looking great, Pam. You're totally selling yourself short by talking about plan B and C!

Junell said...

Holy Chic ~ Gorgeous!!! I am even more a hot mess now then before.... I am only doing one color & I am sweating like mad....

Hyphen Interiors said...

Pam, that is looking fabulous!! Love the colors. Fantastic job on the stencil. I like it. But, I know how it is when something isn't just how you had envisioned. If you don't keep it, sell it - someone will buy it. haha.

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

I can already tell, it's going to be better than the original! It's looking good!

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