Painted Porch Rug Tutorial – How to Paint a Rug on Your Porch
This is my final porch facelift post and between you and me, I’ve saved the best for last …
Painted Porch Rug Tutorial
After I painted and patched the front porch, I decided to create a diamond-patterned painted rug right on the landing. So I taped it off …
… and gave it two coats of a lightened version of the creamy yellow paint used on the railings and posts.
Once dry, I taped off inner and outer borders and painted them with a glossy black enamel.
Then I pulled up the tape and found a colossal mess: the porch is not a flat surface and the black bled into all the nooks and crevices. A change in plans was called for in the tune of stripes on the outer border to help hide my mistake.
I spent two very long and frustrating hours trying to measure out diamonds. I ended up with a giant ball of painter’s tape and a second change of plans in the tune of a checkerboard pattern.
The pictures of how I taped off the squares were lost when my laptop crashed yesterday. But this hand-drawn layout was invaluable as I mapped out the squares.
The #1 squares were taped off and painted in with a lightened version of the green. Once dry, the #2 squares were taped and painted.
As a final touch, I used a square stencil to add a black diamond detail.
In the end, we now have a one-of-a-kind, custom rug on our porch. You can’t see it from the sidewalk, but it makes me happy every time I walk up the steps.
It’s like a secret surprise waiting for my guests …
Sorry for the picture overload; I’m just so very proud of this project …
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