Love Your Life Friday with Chessa Moore: Chevron Rug

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

Painted Rug

I needed a rug for my laundry room and the doorway to the garage.

It had to be FUN so I set out to jazz up a plain ole’ sisal rug.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

I found a 4 x 6 sisal rug at TJ Maxx for only $10.00! I cut out a couple chevron stripes with my Silhouette.
(My husband thinks you should know that you don’t really need a Silhouette to make a chevron stripe.)

I needed it to be pretty big. So I cut it out a couple times and then taped it together.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

Then I taped around each stripe and pushed down on the blue tape so no paint would bleed through.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

I used some semi-gloss paint (this beautiful blue came from my friend‘s kitchen) and a couple of foam brushes.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

And then I went to work “dabbing” the blue paint in my taped off section. This took me a while. But it was a good workout for my arms!

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

Adding lots of paint to seep in between all the grooves.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

The paint seemed to dry pretty quickly.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

As I peeled off the tape my chevron stripes were revealed.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

I love the way it turned out!

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

The perfect compliment to all the new things in my laundry room.

#LoveYourLifeFriday Chevron Rug with Chessa Moore at KarenEhman.com

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famliy2Chessa Moore is the wife of Ben and the mother to teens and near-teens: Sidney, Tyler and Katelyn. She’s the kind of girl who can’t sit still and always has to be creating something. If she sees something she likes, she sets out to determine a way to create it herself! Occasionally, this means she gets her handy-husband and creative-kiddos involved in the project(voluntarily or otherwise)!

You can find her documenting these adventures on her blog, Antsi-Pants. Chessa loves to spend her summers in Michigan, on the beaches of Lake Michigan, enjoying the mild winters in North Carolina, and checking out God’s creative handiwork, every place in between.

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