Creating a chevron pattern on a small rug is pretty easy and quick. I don’t think I’d try it on a bigger rug unless I had a stencil to keep everything in a straight line. This is a small sisal rug that I first painted grey. You can see that I need to put more gray paint on the edges.
Basically I just starting putting on the tape, measuring a little as I went along to make sure it wasn’t too wonky. I filled in the parts I didn’t want to paint with smaller pieces of tape so I didn’t paint the wrong area. The width of the stripes is random because I was too lazy for all that measuring. I did measure down on each side to make sure the stripes were level and for the points, I used the weave of the sisal to help me keep it straight.
I used the Frog Tape I got at Haven 2012 and was pretty impressed at the sharpness of the lines. I used a cheap chip brush and had to really push the paint into the weave of the rug.
You might wonder why I painted it orange ……to match my toes!
My plan is to use this colorful rug in the Wythe blue powder room.
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