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I’ve been wanting a rugby striped rug for my screen porch for a while. I think rugby stripes scream “summertime”! My inspiration was THIS, but a $399 7.6 ft. x 9.6 ft. outdoor rug is not in my budget! I decided to see if I could make my own DIY version using a canvas drop cloth and Maison Blanche Vintage Furniture Paint in Navy. I started with a blank canvas – a clean porch!!
Just look at that color – gorgeous! Maison Blanche is a vintage furniture paint that requires no prep work – sanding, priming, etc. I love this brand because there are soooo many rich colors to choose from and additional glazes, waxes (including lime wax), varnish, antiquing dust . . . and more! If you’re intrigued – check out the Maison Blanche website to see the entire line HERE.
Here’s how I made a drop cloth into a rugby stripe rug.
This next picture is not so great, but it’s been hot and humid here and I chose to paint inside and in the basement where I could spread the drop cloth out on the floor. I used a paint brush to apply the paint – I think it does a better job getting the paint into the fibers of the fabric.
I really like the finished rug – that navy against the natural drop cloth is just what I wanted. I still need to apply the Maison Blanche varnish, but couldn’t wait to see how it looked on the porch!
This is the basic direction I’m going with the porch, but have so many more things to add – stay tuned!
The other thing I like about making my own rug – if I decide I want something different, I can just break out the paint and buy another inexpensive drop cloth.
I’m so excited to be joining some of my blogging friends today to introduce our readers to Maison Blanche Vintage Paint and one of their newest colors – Navy!
Here are links to each blog! I know I can’t wait to see what these girls have been painting!
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