Welcome to Trashtastic Tuesday! This is a little series that I have at Sweet Parrish Place where I take something that I already own, that is old or thrifted, and try to give it a new life. I try to add a new project a couple of times a month, but from time to time, depending on what is going on in our lives, I may slack off. The project I have to share with you today is one of my favorite ones yet, and I am so excited about it. I have been wanting to try my hand at painting a rug for quite some time, and I finally did it! Here it is in my entry.
We still need to paint the stair risers, the trim going up the stairs and the spindles.
I have talked several times about how faded my landing is from the sun shining in this spot over the years. And this picture really shows that. I have plans to sand this entire space down and do a decorative paint treatment. It will be amazing when I have it all finished.
This sisal rug I have owned for many years, and it was stained from our dog urinating on it so many times. I know, totally gross. We had sprayed it down with a hose and let it dry out, but the stains remained. So I decided this was the perfect rug to try a painting project on.
I have never mentioned on the blog before that our dog, Bambi, passed last spring. I meant to write a whole post about it, but it just never ended up happening. It was sad for all of us. And we are hoping to get a new dog sometime during the next year.
I do want to point out that you can still see the staining, at certain angles, on the stripes I left natural. This is an example. But at some angles, you don’t notice it at all. So I think I am going to dry brush the natural parts with a color that matches this natural sisal to try to hide that. I’ll show it to you if I do.
The side of the rug that I painted is actually the back of the rug. That is because there is a pattern on the front. This is a picture of the front of the rug. Staining and all. I also have a long runner that matches this rug up in the attic. I am saving it for a rainy day. It is not stained. I actually got rid of my old rug that was here because the colors just weren’t jiving, and replaced it with this stained one knowing that I wanted to paint it. I figured if I put the ugly out for all to see, I would be more inspired to get er done!
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