I try to be a positive, glass-half-full kind of person, which I hope is something that comes through on this blog. I have shied away from sharing my project fails for that very reason, tending to wait until I had worked all of the kinks out of the process before sharing here. But, a very wise friend recently opened my eyes to the fact that if I can take something away from my less-than-stellar projects (which I nearly always do), all of you could probably benefit from my trial and error, too!
- Being an outdoor rug, I am fairly sure it was coated in a moisture-repelling substance of some form or another. In my next rug-painting attempt, I will look for all-natural, untreated fibers.
- The ridges in this particular rug made it impossible to get a nice, even coat, even with spray paint. Next time, I’ll hunt down a rug with a uniform pile height.
- I might have been on the right track as far as the latex paint/roller method I attempted at the end, but I think I should have tried thinning out my paint a bit beforehand (water?) to ensure it would penetrate the fibers of the rug more evenly.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.