Here's another project for my Safari room. I wanted an animal print rug but couldn't find any I thought were reasonably priced so decided to make one:)
First I found this black 5x7 rug at walmart.
I used some regular old indoor wall paint I had.
I used a foam brush, a firm bristle brush and a small painting brush.
They all came in handy for different areas.
I knew I didn't want to totally attempt free handing it completely so I used a white crayon and drew my stripes then painted in the lines. Oh also I wanted to have a bit of a black border so I put scotch tape all around it, 5 inches in from the edge.
After the first coat it looked good but didn't stand out as much as I'd hoped. This pic makes it look way better than it actually did. It was actually really light covered stripes, more grayish.
So I did a second coat and thanks to my hubby, he did the majority of the second coat:)
Then we pulled of the tape and tada! Beautiful zebra rug all for only $20 to compare the price for you the rug I had my eye on was $55!
You might wonder how this is feel wise, you can defiantly tell the difference in feeling but its not noticeable. As far as cleaning you can just vacuum it like a normal rug.