I heard that the Harvard crowd calls carpets, rugs. They also refer to curtains as drapes. I didn’t go to Harvard, and I’m pretty sure I don’t know anyone that went to Harvard but how sophisticated!
I’ve been wanting to paint a rug for a long time. I’ve been eyeing the chevron rug from west elm. For the not fun price tag of $279 divided by the boredom of sitting at the crashpad equals my next project.
Ikea in South Philadelphia beckoned me, I bought the ERSLEV white rug there. I also stopped by the Home Depot to grab some tape and paint. I chose whatever small can of latex paint that had been returned as my color. So for $6.50 I bought some shade of grey (not like the book ladies). My mom claims that grey is the new “gay” color. So hopefully it will be trendy and stylish.
So I began to tape and tape and tape and tape………
I decided today during Crossfit, that I needed to purchase knee pads. Apparently there is a lot of timed events that involve me diving to the floor. Knee pads would have been perfect for my rug project today!
I finally finished! My back hurts, my knees hurt, and I am kind of apprehensive of what I just got myself into. It crossed my mind to just leave the green tape on the rug. It actual looks pretty good that way. However, I bought paint and I’m too lazy to return that. So I mixed and equal amount of fabric medium with latex paint and off I went.
After I was finished painting it dawned on me that I should have not started this project in the heavy traffic area of the crashpad. I’m really asking for one of my roommates to come in at midnight tonight and track paint through the house. We will file this project under “shit to do while the lady who runs the crashpad is gone”. I’m pretty sure that she would freak out right now.
Well we will give it a night to dry…. Wish me luck in the morning, because if the paint leaked under the tape I may lose it.
Stay tuned for the follow up!