I wonder if this is going to earn me some kind of nickname eventually. I’m painting ANOTHER rug. Now my fourth. And I’m always so in love with the finished project that I can’t imagine ever stopping. Unless I someday make enough money that I can just go buy the dang rugs I’m trying to copy. In which case, I will likely never do anything ever again.
I have struggled with what to throw down in the dining room since the very beginning. The rug in the living room has a black background, so it seems like the adjoining room should also have something dark on the floor. But then I painted the dining room table black, so I couldn’t have a black rug too. And I had these indoor/outdoor rugs I bought at Target, which didn’t work out in the studio and landed here, ’cause whatever. And then I liked how durable they were, since the front door opens up to this room, but I didn’t like the pattern on top of all of the other patterns in here. And THEN I happened to have some leftover navy fabric on the table while I cleaned out another room and all of the planets aligned and life as we know it suddenly made sense.
Navy rug, guys.
So I just went into the pantry and grabbed the best dark blue I could find in my stash, sat down and started painting.
I’ve done half so far and already love it in here – the surrounding colors really pop now. Don’t you think? I’m also super excited that it looks like an over-dyed rug, with the pattern still showing through, but subtly. And because it’s a woven, outdoor rug (probably synthetic to begin with), the texture hasn’t changed at all. I may or may not go back over a few places – I haven’t decided yet. I want to get the other half painted first, but I’ve run out of paint. Wah wah. Back to Home Depot.