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Stenciled Circle Rug Tutorial {Spray Paint Project}

26 Aug

Have I ever mentioned that I have a slight obsession with the Disney Show “Good Luck Charlie”? 

I was sick last Spring and spent about 5 hours straight watching it in some sort of “Good Luck Charlie” marathon – lol! I adore the use of color in the “Good Luck Charlie” house!!

Like their turquoise couch! So fun. I developed a bit of a crush on the rug from that set. So I tracked it down and discovered that it is the Key Turquoise Rug from Suzanne Sharp – a famous rug designer and also several thousand dollars. Update — just requested the price list and yes, it’s $5,000 – yikes!!! I think I’m going to try to recreate this rug for my family room 🙂

And while I was obsessing about this rug, I fond another rug. Also by Suzanne Sharp and decided to try to recreate that — it’s the Sellarsbrook rug.

Here’s what I did: 

1. I used cheap rolls of shelf liner. 
2. I traced two sizes of plates onto the liner. 
3. I cut out the circles. 
4. I laid the circles on the rug and overlapped them, three rows.
5.Then I taped rows on top of the circles. And taped the edges up.
6. Then I spray painted the whole rug. 
I bought the rug from Ikea. It was $24.99. In retrospect, I should have rolled the paint on instead of spray painting. The rug has ridges, so it was hard to get the rug taped with the ridges, so some of the spray paint did get underneath the tape. If I had rolled it on, I think the edges would have been a little crisper. 
But overall I’m really pleased with the rug. It looks so pretty in my garden — with my striped yellow benchI love turquoise and yellow together!! 

So now my patio is extra colorful!!! 
and instead of the $3000 price tag — mine was under $40!!
Thanks for stopping by – I appreciate it!! 
Have a Fantastic Friday!! 

xoxo

PS— This post is linked up with Beth!!


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Decorating with Friends is always more Fun! {painted rug project}

5 Apr
It’s always more fun to do things with friends, right?
Shelley and I were tooling around Ikea the other night and we both wanted to try making a Painted Spring Rug. So we BOTH bought this rug:
We liked it because it was pretty neutral, had great texture and was a great price. So we each took our rugs home and painted them.

And then a couple of days later, we met up at my house for some painted fun!
With this stencil – I bet you can guess what we were doing – LOL!
I am excited to show you the finished project!
they are cuuuuute!!! 
Do you ever meet up with your girlfriends for crafty projects? 
I think it would be so fun to plan a weekend like Meg from Whatever just had with her friends! 
xoxo