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Before, you can see my living room is a bit ... blah. I know. Be kind. I'm still trying to make friends with color. I'm taking baby steps with gold.
So I picked up some metallic gold spray paint at Michael's, hauled my rug out to the garage, and spent the day in 20 minute increments, taping off the stencil, spraying it, waiting for it to dry, and doing it again.
I could have used a spray adhesive to stick the stencil firmly to the rug, but I didn't know if that would leave some kind of residue, so I simply weighed it down with little rocks and various items from the garage. Matt is thrilled that his socket wrenches are now gold.
And here we are today! I think it turned out nicely. The only bummer was that gold spray paint doesn't really look very gold on fabric. More like a bronzy brown. Boo. But the stencil held up like a champ, and worked like a charm, and will be passed along to my sister who wants to do the same thing on her rug! (It's the IKEA Erslev, if you're curious, the rug of choice for rug-painters all over the blogosphere! Bonus, it's the same texture on the other side, so if I want, I can flip it over to the plain side, and now it's like two rugs in one!)
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