We thought this title might catch your attention!!! YES,we read ALL three books, NO we are not going to discuss them (or continue dreaming of Christian Grey). When a friend of our Janelle, from Sodderbug called and wanted to make a trip to Ikea to grab some rugs to paint, of course we clamored at the chance for a road trip!
These rugs are NOT our unique or new idea and you can google to find them all over the blogesphere for fancy ideas and tutorials! Trish was a "naughty girl" and started while MJ was sunning on the beaches of our beautiful coastal Carolinas (spankings to come later... JUST KIDDING). It only means another FUN road trip and paintings with friends to come when she gets back!!!
ERSLEV Cotton Rug from Ikea (this one is a 4x6 and cost $39)
Chalk Paint™decorative paint
Small Roller Brush and Tray
Step 1: Measure and start taping any design you choose! We went simple for trial rug # 1. The possibilities are endless!!! Make sure to get your tape down good as to avoid bleeding. We love Frog brand tape as it really holds to the fabric well.
Step 2: Grab your roller, paint tray and go for it! We found the rug really soaks up the paint, so don't be afraid to load your roller heavy. Be careful to not cross your lines. Trish started her rug (in mind) to make wide alternating stripes... only to have a few too many "dips & spills". In the end, she had to paint it all and leave the skinny tape lines unpainted.
Step 3: Spray Scotch Guard if you choose to make for easier clean up.
Tadaa there you have it folks, "50 Shades of Annie Sloan Grey"!!! Okay, maybe it turned out to be only 5 shades, but the # 50 sounds so much better, agree? Maybe you should read the book and see for yourself. Don't say we didn't warn you, it's a bit NAUGHTY... The entire project took about 3 hours.
The photos above are all painted with Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan. We used less than a can. Janelle from Sodderbug used paint from Sherwin William's (she had left over from another project in her house). It worked great as well. We here at Hueology just love the shades by Annie and feel a bit less "naughty" knowing they will remain a lasting beauty on this fabric!
So... What are your "50 Shades"?
Keep it clean ladies!!!
MJ is a blue/grey girl, Trish is a green/brown girl or shall we say...
Thanks to Annie Sloan!