If you are anything like me, you are always a sucker for a cheap DIY project. Well this one was no exception.
We have carpet virtually everywhere in our house and with the mini craft queen running around I can't bare the thought of cleaning anymore playdoh ground into the carpet.
We needed a rug and nothing plush and nothing that would matter if it got ruined.
I have seen a ton of drop cloth rug tutorials. Some I am amazed by and others I wouldn't step foot on. It was time to take my own quest.
First gather your materials, all of my materials came from Home Depot and I spent about $15.00
-6x9 drop cloth
-another drop cloth or something to protect the surface you are painting on
-paint color of your choice
Fold the drop cloth in half and trace the shape of your rug in sharpie
Cut out the shape. Don't worry about the edges fraying this helps it take on the look of a natural Hyde
Unfold and make sure the shape is exactly how you want it
Iron the rug
Layout protective drop cloth and apply primer to rug
Let it dry at least one hour. I opted for 24 hours just to be sure it was dry.
Draw on the zebra pattern. Do not be afraid this is a very natural pattern it does not need to be perfect. Find a rug online that you like and look at the photo as you draw. You may try practicing on a sheet of paper if you are nervous about this step
Paint the stripes
Let your rug dry overnight before walking on it.
Oh my goodness, I am in love!