DIY Zebra rug
You wish to know how I made the zebra carpet?
- a fabric drop cloth
- Printed pictures of zebra hides that you could discover online
- Pencil, scissors
- Dark Brown or Ebony Acrylic paint
- Fabric method
- Acrylic sealer (optional)
- Carpet pad (recommended)
- Needle and thread (to finish off the sides)
- Plastic drop fabric or something like that else to avoid the paint from seeping onto your floor/carpet. I utilized loading blankets that I'd.
We utilized a 6 x 9 drop cloth from your home Depot. I have heard off their bloggers (whom performed drop cloth carpet projects) you cannot beat home Depot /Lowes high quality. Therefore make an effort to stick with those brands. As I prefer the brownish over a taupe appearance we used brown acrylic craft paint (Craft wise espresso) right throughout the fall cloth. if you want the monochrome look then you will must very first paint the drop fabric white and employ black paint for the stripes.
How to Make A Rug From a Drop Cloth Tutorial
- Fold the drop cloth regarding straight. Measure and cut the fall cloth to size. I needed at the very least a 4 x6 carpet and so I take off a 5x 8 area.
- Draw the overview from the drop fabric making use of the zebra hide pictures as a research.
- Keep an inch or two of trim allowance and cut-out your shape.
- Now using your imprinted picture as a guideline draw the stripes utilizing the pencil.
- Hurray the toughest part of the task is finished! Today the enjoyment begins, painting. Blend your acrylic paint and material medium in a 2:1 ratio (additional information in this article) and decorate away. I tried utilizing a foam brush but unearthed that using a frequent singer brush gave me even more control. If you spill-over the lines or drop some paint then you can certainly adjust your stripes correctly. It is possible to return back and protect any irregular spots. This is certainly such a forgiving pattern.
- The following is another development shot. Kindly ignor the fool around the carpet. Simply keeping it genuine, the children were playing while I happened to be slogging away. 🙂
- When you are done painting you’ll get this. By the way it took myself might 4hrs over a period of two weeks. I simply labored on it once I had time.
- A closeup associated with the stripes because dries;
- Once the paint is dried out adhere your textile method directions as well as heat set the paint. If you are planning to make use of the rug in a not very hefty traffic area or an area which does not get much child punishment I quickly would recommend skipping the next step, closing. In line with the fabric medium instructions, the paint is washable at this stage. So any small spills/stains may be okay. But I cannot guarantee your paint will likely not fade with frequent washings if it's not sealed.
- To secure, I utilized a a polycrylic water based sealer (Minwax clear satin finish). I did not utilize an oil based sealer because I’ve heard someplace that oil based ‘things’ might boost the possibility of a fire in dryer. So, simply want to be in the less dangerous part. I applied a light coating with a foam brush. Once I began applying I pointed out that the sealer dulled my paint color a little bit, that we didn’t like. This was the cause of performing a light coat vs. a dense coat with a roller.