Painted Rug

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It’s been such a long time since our last visit. I don’t like letting my blog go this long without posting, sovaldi sale but sometimes life gets a bit too hectic, ambulance especially this time of the year. After all the hussle and bussle of the holidays wind down, there here is an easy project and one that I think adds a lot of charm to a country home. Painting a faux stairway runner, is an easy project. It’s inexpensive, and will give charming results. You can make it as intricate or as simple as you like.

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Here’s all you need:
Cream latex paint
Decorative craft paint for the stripes, or any other design you plan on doing
2 1/2 to 4 inch brush and 1 inch flat-tipped artist’s brush
1 inch painter’s tape or masking tape
Satin polyurethane
Tack cloth

1. Prep the surface of the stairs with a mild detergent. rinse when dry, sand all surface lightly and them town with a tack cloth.
2. Define area you are painting with painter’s tape.
3. Apply base coat. a quart of latex paint should be enough for a typical stairwell of 12 to 14 steps.
4. When base coat is completely dry, use inch wide tape to define the stripe widths, spacing strips of tape evenly from the top
of the stairs to the bottom. Using a flat-tipped artist’s brush, apply acrylic craft paint with a stippling (up and down pouncing) motion to simulate woven stripes.
5. When the stripes are dry, remove the tape. That’s the fun part!
6. Protect your entire surface with one or more coats of polyurethane.

I know this might be hard to do, if you have little ones running around and everyone wanting to use the stairs. If you have this problem, try doing one side and then the other. This way your family can still go up and down the stairs. Another idea would be, doing ever other step.
So that’s it. Easy.
Happy day!
Carole

3 Responses to “Painted Rug”

  1. Rachael Says:

    I LOVE this idea Carole~ I have off white carpet runner on the stairs now, and it gets SOO dirty…I hate cleaning it…I think I NEED to do this!!!

  2. Pear Tree Primitives Says:

    What a fun project. I love the colors you’ve chosen. I painted a runner on my mother-in-law’s stairs a few years ago. Hers are switchback, and MY back was hurting afterwards!

    Suzanne

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