Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July!
I got back from our "adventure" in time to whip up some deviled eggs and peach crisp
to take along to our annual celebration with friends.
Before I left last week to see the sights with my girls
(more on that in a future post - I took LOTS of pictures!),
I finished this project,
the one I hinted at in my last post.
(Kathryn, you guessed it!)
This sisal rug had seen better days.
It was bleached out in spots, and looking tired.
I knew it could be brought back to life
with some imagination, and a little paint.
I taped off 2" lines along the length of the rug.
This part took the longest.
It was hot out there, taping on the driveway!
I made a measuring stick to help me tape evenly spaced lines.
I thought about doing the whole thing free-hand, but decided against it.
My hand gets a little too free sometimes,
and I didn't want my rug looking like a Salvador Dali.
Anyway, after taping and destroying my poor knees on the sisal,
I poured a bunch of many tiny bottles
of leftover blue acrylic paint together and mixed.
I wanted a nice, clean, deep ocean blue.
I thinned the paint considerably with water.
Then I rolled it on and let it dry.
The result is exactly what I had imagined.
It's beachy and fun, and you can't see the bleached out spots anymore.
Because it is summer, and we do live near the ocean
I like a beachy look in my living room,
without going overboard and throwing surfboards into the mix!
massage to heal my aching back
after bending and taping and painting all afternoon: $80
Totally worth it, I think!
Now, does anyone have any ideas for the big, dark, non-beachy fireplace?
Let me hear them, I'd appreciate your input!!
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