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Painted Canvas "Rug"

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Category Other
Style Whimsical, Cute
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What materials did you use? I used acrylic wall paint, painters tape, spray varnish, brushes

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What are you most proud of? Having it turn out as I had pictured! It did the trick of brightening the room up! Making it look more like a beach house!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate!! I painted this on a very hot humid day, and it was dreadful! Crack a lot of windows and make sure all your coats of paint dry between painting sessions!

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I've been wndering ho to paint my old ugly beige rug. This is great I love what you did. Is there step by step directions and materials I can get from you?

03/29/2012 Flag

Hi Cindy- I responded to Misty about this also. Here are some links to use for buying the canvas and for some step by step directions, http://www.marthastewart.com/273292/making-canvas-rugs and here is a link for buying the canvas. It is where I got mine from http://www.lakearts.com/FLOORCLOTH.htm I bought iron-on twill tape from joanns fabrics mcgtextiles.com I really kind of wing it.... I hope this helps.. Please E-mail me if you need more help! Traceywirth@comcast.net

03/29/2012 Flag

What kind of canvas is it? Where do you get it?

03/29/2012 Flag

Hi! There are some really good places to buy the floor canvas here is one http://www.lakearts.com/FLOORCLOTH.htm

03/29/2012 Flag

If you go to Martha Stewart http://www.marthastewart.com/273292/making-canvas-rugs There is some really good information there. I did buy my canvas from the link that I gave you- I bought the iron on twill tape 1 1/4 '" from Joann fabrics. I squared off all my edges, after painting and then flipped and folded them under and then you iron-on the twill tape.

03/29/2012 Flag

Oh and it is #10 canvas duck, Martha suggests this :-)

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