My sister, Jessica (sister #3), had her eye on the West Elm Safari Rug for some time. She wanted it for a small nook in her dining room. We went to the store a couple of weeks ago to pick it up, but the size that she needed was only available for delivery. Bringing the cost of the rug to about $130.00.
Which I guess ended up being a good thing, because she fell in love with this Capiz Chandelier. She figured her husband would not be thrilled with both purchases being made in one day.
this one by Tatertots and Jello and sent them to her. She was sold. We spent a couple of days trying to find a cheap enough rug, the right size, that would work. She found the perfect one at Ross for $8.99, yup that's right.
We found the best technique was to dab the paint on. For a few reasons, you can see above the brush, where we actually brushed the paint on, it changes the texture of the rug. We realized this after a few rows of painting. Also, dabbing allowed for the paint to get into the actual rug piles/loops (whatever that's called). Having the wax paper was key. We just held it down and it actually allowed for sharper lines. When we tried to free hand a line, it looked blotchy.
fabric memo board. She is going to have the space painted and add a desk or console to the area
What do you think? What a way to save about $110.00. We can't remember what the can of paint cost, but figure about $20.00 for the whole project. It's not a high traffic area, so we think the durability will be fine. My sister's philosophy right now is, if it lasts a year, she'll get the real one then, but at least she got her chandelier and her rug. I would have to agree.
I'll be linking up to these parties