Monday, October 10, 2011

Painted Outdoor Rug

We moved to this place called Hidden Springs.  It's a part of Boise that is over the hill from the city so it seems like we are in the country (because we ARE).  This place is like Mayberry meets Stepford meets The Truman Show.  It's kind of great in an eerie sort of way.  There is one store called The Mercantile and the next store is five miles away back over the hill.  

When we first came to look at the house we are now living in I saw one of the very well put together neighbor women walk out of her house with an apron on playing with her 2.5 kids.  It was very stereotypical.  Anyway, I finally figured out why this place was so different from any other neighborhood that I've been in (it really shouldn't have taken as long as it did.).  The garages are all behind the houses and every house has a front porch, which brings me to the point of this post.   I think I'll do a few posts about our porch this week.  

We have had this outdoor rug for like ever and I don't even think we were the first owners of it.  It's that old.  It's worn too.  HOWEVER, I don't hate it.  It was perfect for this project that I wasn't sure would work out. 

Here's how the rug looked before.

I taped around the edges and in lines with some help from my assistant.  

I really had no idea how it would turn out.  I've seen some that other people have done that I really love and want to do, but I thought this would be a great way to try it out and see if it worked for me.  

It's not as awesome as the rugs from my inspiration, but it was good practice and I plan on doing a rad indoor rug one day (soon).

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  1. I have seen that done before and its such a great idea! Nice touch of color!

  2. I love the description of where you live, and I love your painted rug it is lovely! :)

  3. i must do a painted rug soon. orrr whenever i get my place. love it! next step... do the big one! haha

  4. Looks great! It's neat to think of all the ways you can stencil! I'm following you now :)

  5. Just wanted to stop by and let you know I featured you tonight on Motivated Monday


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