Thursday, September 27, 2012
One Rug Challenge Part 2
Here we are in week two of the One Rug Challenge, also known as the Paint a Rug Party. Since there is no food or alcohol involved, I prefer to call it a "challenge" and not a "party." Click here to read last week's post on part one of this challenge.
This past week my goal was to locate a runner. In searching for a flat weave white runner, I discovered that they don't seem to exist. Jennifer from The Pink Pagoda had the same experience trying to locate one, so Linda from My Crafty Home Life made her one. Glad there are no rules here because...
I was at Crate and Barrel with a client looking at rugs and spotted this Olin runner (top right). Exactly what I was looking for and the black and white stripes are already done for me!!!!! The perfect size - 2' by 6', a great price - $49.99, and all I have to do is paint one orange stripe and one pink stripe. I can do that and I will have painted my rug. Unless Linda will drive down from New Jersey and paint it for me.
Now I am off to delve into the crazy world of paint to use on a rug - do I use acrylic craft paint or latex with a fabric medium or fabric paint? Too bad this isn't a party - I need a drink....
Here are the participants -