Isn't it awesome when you find a project that you love and you're lucky to have everything you need to do it!
Well, this is that kind of project. :)
I visited this blog HERE and I liked everything Kristin did for her kid's homework area... So much so that I almost wanted my kidsto be little again for me to design a beautiful homework area like the one Kristin did.
Well, not really, I'm not missing those afternoons full of homework. :/
Anyways, the project that put my brain in checklist mode was the Swiss cross rug with it's classic and simple design.
Gray rug ☑
White paint ☑
I had everything to create the cute Swiss cross rug she did! Insert happy face right here. :D
You need to go and check her tutorial, I changed it slightly and used a different paint.
The main ingredient, the rug I used, is this set of modular tiles that I've had forever. I bought them like six years ago at Floor. They're a low pile carpet tile, that nowadays I don't know why I bought, they're boring, buy hey, they've held very well as you can see - talk about easy cleaning-.
During Spring, I covered them with a small area rug to brighten up the room. However, as soon as I saw Kristin's project, the rug went upstairs to my bedroom and I began painting the crosses.
This is the template I used. I placed it in the center of each tile...
And taped the area all around it.
The paint I used: Kilz Adhesion, which is a primer that I had on hand, and since I know how durable it is, was the main reason for me to use it.
One after one, twenty crosses were painted. Can you believe I used the same pieces of tape each and every time?!
Yep. The brush was lightly dipped into the paint and then it was like dry-brushing the crosses, always working the brush against the tape and into the inside of the cross.
Well, just like my inspiration, I love it!
PIN IT for later!
The best part about this project is how cheap it turned out. If you don't have a gray rug, head over to Kristin's blog she found one for only $20!
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