Friday, August 26, 2011

Painted Puppy Rug

I have seen painted rugs all over blogland, and all summer long I've been planning to paint one myself.  I wanted a cool Chevron or Quatrefoyle pattered rug.  But, it's been said that necessity is the mother of invention.  So, without further adieu, I give you the Before:



 
We have this little rug outside our doggie gate, to keep from tracking mud inside after we have take Buttercup and Charlie Brown out to do their business.  But, they had gotten a hold of the little rug and puppified it!  Oh, you'd like to see who Buttercup and Charlie Brown are?


My 2 Angels with their 2 little angels.  Buttercup on the left and Charlie Brown on the right.

I couldn't find one of those cool rugs like the ones from Ikea that the other crafters were using.  I went to Big Lots though, and scored this one for $3!  I figured, if it didn't work out, I hadn't spent a whole lot on my little project.















This project was really simple.  I used my Silhouette and made some stencils.  I chose craft paint and mixed it with fabric medium, so that it wouldn't harden and crack with use.  Then I placed my stencils, and I got to work with my trusty stencil brush.  After I was done, I sewed on a little pink bow for Buttercup and a little blue bow-tie for Charlie Brown. 












And this is the finished product.  I love it!  It brings just a bit of personality into an otherwise boring little hallway.



 

Honestly! What some people will do for their dogs!  :)

18 click here to comment:

Leasa

Super cute idea Kim. I think it turned out great.

Jennifer S.

What a cute idea! I think I might make one for our puppy. Maybe put it under her doggy bowls. Thanks for visiting my blog too! Have a great weekend :)

Jenny

sooo cute!

Claire

Adorable rug for your pups-thanks for stopping by to say hi-we have one cocker and one cocker mix-I'm your newest follower!

Angi @ Living in a creative bliss

I am gonna need to try this! It turned out so cute:)

Suzy

Very, very cute! You did a great job.

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That is sooooo cute. I love to stencil and that is just too cute for words. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

Poppy

Oh my, this is so adorable!The little bows you added make them so darn cute! . I love the picture of your kids... so precious! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!~Poppy

http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

Jamie

Aww how cute! Great idea!!

Feel free to link your painted puppy mats up to my new Make Yourself Monday Blog Hop!

-Jamie
For Love of Cupcakes

Nicole

Now that is too stinking cute!! Love it!

I have been wanting to do a painted rug and now I just might have to give it a try!!

Tried to follow but I have been having problems with GFC. Put you in my google reader though! :)

Have a blessed week!!

Chef in Training

what a fun rug for your dogs!

I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Plus there is a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
-Nikki
http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com

Vanessa at Rescued Goods

The rug and the dogs and the kids are just the cutest! So glad I could see this all!

Pink Cake Plate

So stinkin cute!! Can you make me one with 2 girlie dogs??LOL!! Cinnie and Sophie would love it!!!!

Pink Cake Plate

So Stinkin' Cute!! Can you make one for my girlies?? Cinnie and Sophie would love it!!!!

Lisa

That is crazy cute! I have to send this post to my friend who has dachsunds! Great idea for an old rug!

Coley

This is darling! If I showed this to my husband he would beg me to make one for our pups :)

Janelle

I love this! I have a spoiled pup as well :)

Chris

Hi Kim, the mat is gorgeous as so are your kiddies and their best friends. Thanks for sharing. Sorry for being late in commenting. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/