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From Drop Cloth to Painted Rug

I had a wheelchair ramp built going into my
house for my 6 yr old who is in a wheelchair. I have loved having it.
He is getting so big that it was getting difficult to get him in & out of the house.
This is so much easier!
 
Here's the problem:
 It's ugly and my welcome mat/entry rug doesn't fit!
No bueno!!
 
I looked for a rug that would fit but didn't want to spend
a lot of money on it.
So...I decided to make my own.
 
I got a canvas drop cloth from Lowe's for just under $10.00.
 

I gave it a good ironing to get the creases out.
 
I had some white house paint from another project and
painted the drop cloth.
(Tip: Even though this is a drop cloth the paint soaked through to the backside.
I put a plastic drop cloth under it to protect my table.)
 
Then I stenciled it.
 I was going to do a different pattern and transfer it on
to the drop cloth but I already had the stencil and let's face it...
I don't have all day to sit around and craft!
 
I used left over paint for the stencil as well.
I kept a fan blowing on it and it went pretty fast.
 
Then I sealed it with a water based Polyurethane.
I did 5 coats on the top and 1 on the underside.
I wanted it to withstand all the traffic
and rain. Well...traffic anyway.
I do live in the middle of a desert!
 
I stapled it on to my wheelchair ramp.
Voila!
Super cute and easy!
 

Comments

anna said…
love it! I swear you have more creativity in your pinky than i posses in my entire body! ;)
sista # 2 said…
Great rug! Love the stencil :)
Thanks guys! If you ever want a drop cloth rug I'll make you one! :)

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