Last week I was so inspired by Caroline from Home Depot’s The Apron blog that I literally read her tutorial & made my own the same night. Isn’t this painted Metallic Zebra Rug crazy amazing?!?
And the best part… Caroline walks you through each step making this a relatively quick & easy project. The overall project entails cutting out a large drop cloth, painting the drop cloth white & then creating your zebra stripes with a pencil & filling them in with paint. I will say the stripes do require a bit of artistic ability… but much like a snowflake, no two zebras are alike. So take your creative license and paint away!
I was fully expecting it to have a metallic sheen… I knew I was painting a drop cloth people. I wasn’t trying to duplicate the real thing. If it was going to be “faux” I was fully prepared to let the metallic stand out! But on my drop cloth, there was little to no metallic & the rug itself ended up looking way more real (I think) than the original goal.
Sorry for the iPhone shot… it was late & I was too lazy to set up a “shot”.
We placed it under our Dining Room table once it was dry. And to keep the edges from rolling, I used Gaffer’s Tape which is a super sticky fabric tape that will not leave a sticky residue once removed.