Here is another project that I completed a couple months ago, but I haven't posted about until now. Several months ago I posted about the one dollhouse room that we have completed so far (more rooms have been planned, and Lucky and I are excited about finding some time to work on it!!):
I have incorporated two pieces of this pretend room into our real life home decor. I already showed you that the sunburst mirror was a mini red replica of the mirror I made for our guest room:
And now, meet our new foyer rug:
It's just a simple jute rug like this one that I painted using a combination of flat white paint and fabric medium.
Here is my plan:
I first used painter's tape to mark where I wanted my hopscotch lines to be. Then I surrounded that tape with additional painter's tape. I pulled off my original hopscotch tape lines and painted in that area. These images help to illustrate the concept:
I thought about stenciling in the numbers, but it would have taken me a while to print out numbers on the ol' computer and mark them with a Sharpie and then paint them. Because it was nearing dinner time, I took a risk and free handed them. I think they turned out just fine!
The rug may get moved to our mudroom at times, but for now, I love greeting people with such a kid friendly rug! And it's keeping the kids busy in the winter time in an area where I can keep an eye on them. I had picked up a couple hopscotch markers from Joann's in the $1 section, except they were 50% off making them 50 cents each. They were bright pink, orange and purple. The instant gratification of being able to use something as is was nice, but the colors wore on me. I just recovered the gravel filled markers with scrap fabric that I sewed into pouches:
They live in a little bowl on my campaign chest in the foyer.
In this image, you can see some chairs I painted and recovered last fall during our big furniture refinishing frenzy. You will be seeing more of the houndstooth fabric that I picked up for $2.70/yard last fall.
These chairs were an orange wood color originally. They were $4.99 each at Goodwill. Including supplies and the chair cost, it was less than $20 total for both chairs.
My next area of focus in the entry area will be this little nook:
I plan to add some sort of wall treatment, a different mirror, and maybe some wall hooks too.
I love this chest!
This bulb bouquet was my Valentine's present from Bill, and it has been so much fun to watch it change and bloom. We have a new flower surprise almost every morning!! In the spring, we'll plant the bulbs outside, too. I used to tell Bill not to buy me flowers because they can be so expensive, but I'll take living flowers like this any day!! Thanks dear.
I have no idea how or why I started talking about flowers during a rug post. But that's all I've got for today! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
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