I have a super simple DIY project to share. Part of life on the ridge is dealing with tracked in mud. I tried situating a bench on the porch, to sit and take off muddy or dirty boots, but we county folk tend to wipe off our boots, not take them off.
Most of the time this is fine, but in the spring the mud can be maddening! So I decided to try a rug. I knew it would have to be durable; indoor/outdoor durable. I already had a decent quality porch rug, but it was plain and kind of boring. Could it be made living room quality with a little paint?…yes!
For this project you’ll need – A rug (indoor/outdoor, Berber or low pile loop), paint, painter’s tape and a ruler or tape measure.
I started by marking off lines of varying width and taped them off.
(I chose to do stripes but I also considered putting them on the diagonal as well as replicating the studio floor’s large harlequin diamonds – your rug your way)
Whatever design you decide on, after taping out the pattern it’s time to paint: I used regular ole’ acrylic spray paint but you could use liquid paints and roll or brush on your pattern. Final step – remove the tape, and…
I said it was simple, now go paint a rug!