Lucky for me that I had my camera with so I could take a picture of the picture (I'm sure no one though I was crazy) since I couldn't steal it from the gymnastics center.
I loved the colors and all of the monograms, but I really loved the rug (and the pots ~ just might have to make those too☺).
and thought to myself, "EASY! I can do that!"
Now a year later, I am finally getting around to monogramming a rug!
Here's how I did it:
~ I purchased an inexpensive rug from Ikea ~ $7.99 to be exact (the website says $8.99, but I swear I only paid $7.99).
☺). Then I cut it out, outside of the line, to make it a bit bigger.
~ I decided to paint in my monogram and not spray paint around it as shown in the magazine. I also decided to add a border.
So I taped off my rug:
But, I decided I liked how it looked with the border in farther (like where the tape is) in, so I re-taped my rug:
I painted the border with red acrylic paint (same color I used to paint my chalkboard). Since there was so much texture in the rug I did more of a pounding motion with my paintbrush as opposed to a sweeping motion.
When that part was painted, I traced my "C" in the center of the rug, then filled that in with paint.
Slowly peeled off the tape ~ praying for no bleeding ☺ and VOILA:
A beautiful monogrammed rug!
The next morning (since it was 11:30 and dark out) I sprayed the rug with a clear spray paint to seal it and help increase the durability.
Here's what it looks like outside in the entry: