Painted Canvas "Rug"

Project Description

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! 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!

What you will need

  • I used acrylic wall paint
  • painters tape
  • spray varnish
  • brushes

Q&A with Swellsewing

cindy3 asked:
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?
Swellsewing answered:
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
MistyRN asked:
What kind of canvas is it? Where do you get it?
Swellsewing answered:
Hi! There are some really good places to buy the floor canvas here is one http://www.lakearts.com/FLOORCLOTH.htm