Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Peppy Paisley Rug

Well, now that the kids are back in school and summer is coming to an end...
I've finally finished my outdoor rug makeover!  : )  I suppose the good news is now that it's not so Ever-Flippin' Hot outside we might actually venture out and get to enjoy it!!

I got a hand.me.down outdoor rug from my MIL over 4th of July weekend.


It's just your basic, plain 5x7 area rug.
She said she had considered painting the border some color but never got around to it and instead just bought a cuter, larger pre-patterned replacement this year. *Lucky Gal!!*

Our outdoor space is pretty bland and lacks color so I thought putting a pattern on the free rug would be a small investment to help pep things up just a bit. 

I was excited about this project & wanted to get started right away - that was early July.  *I had to go all the way back to my Warm-Fuzzy 'Cake' pics to find my 'before' rug pics!*

I started out by rolling the paint on with a stencil roller but quickly discovered the stencil was too detailed and the rug was too bumpy for rolling it out because the paint was getting under the stencil and the pattern was looking blobby & messy.  Luckily I could just flip the rug and try again!  

After a stretch of unbearably hot weather, a few rain storms, being distracted by a couple of other projects *scarf cake & desk* , vacations and back.to.school shenanigans, I finally redirected my attention to the neglected rug!

I was much happier with the outcome on the second try.



It looked a little unfinished with just the pattern on there so I rolled out a border last night & now I'm LOVING it!! : ) Yay! I finally finished a project I can share!



Peppy Paisley Pleases Phamily !!!  Possibly bloggy Phriends too?

join me in linking up to some awesome parties *HERE*

Blessings!

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updated: 8.20.10
Hokey Smokes!!
Ok! I truly did not expect there to be much interest in the particulars of this project *thank you!!!* but I feel silly now for not adding some details - please forgive!! It only took me about 50 comments to figure it out : P duh!
Assembled together here are my partners in crime:
- a 20"x20" stencil from Hobby Lobby
- several 8 oz. bottles of Anita's all purpose acrylic craft paint *earth brown*
- a stencil brush *a 2" foam roller*
- a pack of Plaid spouncers * foam stipple brushes*
~ everything was 1/2 off! ~
{since I did this after.the.fact, I've already thrown out the roller cuz it got chewed up rolling out the border}
I did not seal or heat set the paint when I finished - I figured it bakes ALL day long in the sun...  & I'm lazy!
I hope I answered everyone's questions, if not ask me again!!

75 comments:

Lindalou said...

That turned out awesome. I'm guessing you used a stencil..Yes? What kind of paint? Really great job.

Our Funny Little Family said...

Super pretty! And I'm jealous of your outdoor space, we're still living in an aprtment and I can't wait till we have our own space to decorate!

Lisa said...

wow! Love it! It came out great!

jilly said...

I like your rug, and its inspired me to do one similar for our mini balcony. I so dislike the feel of the concrete on my bare feet.

Wonderful job and great outdoor space. Enjoy.

Blessings,
jilly
visiting from BNOTP

Meg said...

This looks awesome! I love it! Where did you find a stencil roller??? How come I've never heard of one of these suckers? I need one for my living room wall! Would it work on walls? I need more info! I love what you did with it...wonderful job!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

ooo super fabulous! I totally understand about the weather!! I am soooo over the heat!

idesign said...

perfect! :)

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

loving the rug!

Terrell said...

This is way fabulous!!! I love the simple colors!! I am your newest follower of your delightful blog and I hope you stop by Frou Frou Decor..I love new friends! I would also love to invite you to link up to my Fabulous Friday Finds party, every Friday! Hope to see you there!!
Hugs,
~Terrell @ FFD~

Kathy said...

This turned out so cute, just really really great! Good job, sure wish I was talented like this.

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, I love it!
It really came out nice!
Thank you for sharing!
Leticia

Stacy said...

very impressive!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Very pretty rug. The border makes it perfect.

Sjn said...

I love it! So... where do you live that it's not so hot anymore? Wishing that for Hotlanta!

devin said...

i love this! i am going to have to try a smaller version of this!

Debbie said...

Sooooo very cute and creative!~ This is what I love about blog land...people like you that think outside the box! thanks for joining in on my party, so glad you did. debbie

Marty said...

Oh now that's just too cute=)) Love the yard as well!

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

What wonderful creativity. I sure do like this rug. I'm your newest follower and I would love for you to visit my blog and if so inclined, please do likewise!

Christine said...

Very impressive! It looks great outside...

Rene said...

Wow! What a difference it made to stencil your rug. Love it.

-Rene

Patti said...

Very, very nice! I love the design.

Robin said...

Love this! You have to link this to my Upcycled Awesome Linky party at http://tinyurl.com/Upcycled10

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Great idea, Emily! I love it! :) The design is just perfect!

Room to Inspire said...

Wow, it looks amazing! Did you stencil directly onto the carpet? The design is great and the colors are perfect. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired today!

Chelsea

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That looks great, and oh how I love paisley, yeah!!

Amy said...

This is an awsome transformation! I love the new look! thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Emily, I love it!! I am inheriting a hand-me-down rug like that this weekend, too! I might just have to steal that idea, if you don't mind.

Beautiful! :)

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

You did that by rolling it on with a stencil! Gorgeous! i love it!

Randi said...

That's so pretty. And what a backyard view you have!

Embellished Bayou said...

That looks awesome, I love the paisley!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I have never tried a rug, that looks great, and the price was right! I am visiting from Debbiedoos.

Carol

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Love the idea of painting a rug... looks great!

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Wow! This came out terrific! Great idea for a blah outdoor rug!! The possibilities are endless! This changed the whole look of your outdoor seating area!

Julie said...

Your outdoor space is beautiful, and the rug is so pretty with that stencil. I love it! Thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Wow, this looks great! Stencilled, I'm guessing? And the border is a great finish, really neat.

decdiva1 said...

that looks fabulous! you did a great job!

decdiva1 said...

thanks for stopping at cottage romance and for your sweet comment! ~DD

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

That is gorgeous!! You got my wheels a turning!!

Laura @ House of Thrifty Decor said...

What a great idea. I love it!

Mandi said...

Very nice! I love it!

Mandi

mandipandidesigns.blogspot.com

Kat @ Black Kats Design said...

I would never have thought to do this. It looks beautiful! Nicely done.

Thanks for linking up to the “Cheap Thrills Thursday” party at Black Kats Design. I hope you had fun and will join in again next Thursday!

Kat

www.BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

One word... GORGEOUS!!!
God's blessings,
Sarah :D

♥ Calamity Anne ♥ said...

WOW!!! What a fantastic job you did!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Love it--I need to redo mine, but it may have to wait until next year. this is great inspiration!

Ellie said...

That's really neat! Great job!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

It looks fantastic! Love the pattern, and painting the border just added the punctuation. Very cool!

Erin @ Two Story Cottage said...

I really like this. I have an outdoor rug that is boring and slightly stained and I have been thinking about something similar - just haven't done it yet! Glad to see it can be done. :)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Wow, this turned out just awesome! It looks great there on your patio. I like the border on it.

Candy (Mama Lion) said...

i absolutely love this and want to try it out. Where did u get ur pattern and what kind of paint did u use? did u just paint on the border?

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

What a great job! I'm sure you have been asked this before.... but what kind of paint did you use?

Threeundertwo said...

Wow! That turned out great! It's the perfect size for that space too. Nice job.

I invite you to link up to my "Finished for Friday" party.

Terrell said...

Such a great piece! Have a great weekend and thank you so much for linking to my party at Frou Frou Decor! I hope you come by each week for more Fabulous Finds!
~Terrell @ FFD~

Bella said...

Emily not only did you choose an awesome design (love paisley) you did an amazing job on the rug. Even if it took two tries, luckily you were able to flip it over. Your outdoor space looks great, and I'm glad to see Im nt alone with unfinished projects, it is hard isn't it. Happy that you did, and thanks for sharing.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The rug is fantastic! What a huge transformation.

Maureen said...

Awesome job !!!!

Lindy said...

Love your rug -- what a good idea and done so well.

L.

Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome said...

What a great rug. I love the paisley pattern and the brown you used. How will it hold up to rain or a washing?
Thanks for sharing
Traci

Michelle said...

Wow! It looks great! The border was a good touch! :)

Stephanie said...

Great job! It looks wonderful. I have bought really nice outdoor rugs and have been disappointed in the color fading. This is a nice alternative to paying for a high priced outdoor rug. Thanks for all the info on how you did it!

Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion said...

Lovely! I love paisley, I could have it everywhere... Good job on the rug!

billiemonster said...

Huh, what a great idea! Why didn't I think of this! hehe. :o)

Pam said...

What a great idea. I will try this on my rug which is just a littel smaller than yours.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Such a neat and THRIFTY makeover...it looks great!!!!

Blessings,
Linda
Hop over and enter my GIVEAWAY…I think you will like it!

MessyMissy said...

Ha, that's funny that you weren't expecting all the attention. :-) Well, it turned out great!! Love it all (and truth be told, I'm not into paisleys....but the rug looks great with them!!).

AUDRA said...

I've been wanting to do this!!
Thanks for the TUT and sharing at Socialize with me monday til Sunday! :)

Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great job! I will be featuring you!
Bonnie :)

M.O.T.B said...

Awesome! I am on the lookout for a faded rug I can make look brand new! Wow!

Heather Bredimus said...

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-Heather-

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

SO lovely! This turned out really nice! Thanks for linking up to another Topsy Turvy Tuesday! I love paisley's too!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

That turned out beautifully! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

Jenglamgirl said...

GORGEOUS! I WOULDNT' WANT ANYONE walking on it though HA! well well done! so glad you linked it to CraftOManiac, thanks Jen

Jenglamgirl said...

Your Gorg. Paisley rug has been featured at CraftOManiac.blogspot.com thanks so much. Jen

the cape on the corner said...

that looks amazing, and your yard looks so super relaxing with that hammock and all that green!

thanks for your comment on all my free goods!

christinebyhand said...

This is beautiful! =)

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