Thursday, September 20, 2012

The One Rug Challenge

 

Linda of My Crafty Home Life and creator of the One Room Challenge has created a little mini challenge to keep us all off the streets. Each of us has the next 2 weeks to plan and create our own DIY painted rug with the reveal on October 4th. Painted rugs are all the rage with bloggers creating fantastic versions of very expensive rugs for very little $$.

When I decided to participate in Linda's Paint a Rug Party, it sounded like fun. I had a ball participating in her One Room Challenge and was ready for another of her challenges. Then reality set in -

1. I am a complete and total perfectionist.
2. I am not a DIY type.
3. I don't paint.
4. I don't need a rug anywhere in my home.
5. I am crazy busy.

After mulling this around for a while, I looked at some DIY paint your own rugs online and saw that the easiest is stripes. I love stripes and I love combining stripes and Chinoiserie. I even have a Pinterest board on the subject!

Kim Alexandriuk

Andrew Raquet
I also have a hallway that could use a chic new runner. Then I remembered saving this photo of the runner in the top picture -  it is the kira-cph classic no. 2 whatever that is. I love the black and white stripes and the pop of orange and pink - two of my favorite colors. But is is about $400 - crazy! So I have decided to try my hand at replicating this runner. How hard can it be? Famous last words.... Here are my fellow participants. Go check out what they have in store:



Come back next Thursday for a progress report.

13 comments:

My Crafty Home Life said...

I knew you would crack me up! I can't get passed the title. After seeing your dollhouse, you can totally do this.

pam {simple details} said...

Love the combo of bold stripes and chinoiserie! Good luck, Beth!

StagerLinda said...

You will inspire me Beth. I'm so not a DIY-er so I will watch closely to see your progress. Great runner!

The Pink Pagoda said...

I love your inspiration runner! Whatever you do will look amazing!

Junell said...

Lots of fun! Work it! Anxiously awaiting more.

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Cant wait to see your rug. Your among some talented bloggers. What a fun party!

Vickie H. said...

I can't wait to see this! And I am also wondering: Do you ever actually SLEEP or do you just sort of pause in place now & then and call THAT 'rest'? No clue HOW you accomplish all that you cram into a week! New meaning to the term "Wonder Woman"!!!

charmaine said...

You said it, you're a perfectionist. I'm sure it's going to look awesome!

Nicole Scott said...

Can't wait to see! What a great DIY project!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

I love your inspiration runner! I don't think stripes will be too hard (although I've never tried it myself). I can't wait to see your progress and finished project!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

If I can do it, you can do it! :) I love the stripes. It's gonna look fab!

Lisa @ Trapped In North Jersey said...

The stripes will look fabulous! Can't wait to see it.

Clayton Gray Home said...

I love combining stripes and Chinoiserie