I was hoping to go with a moroccan style print similar to this one over a Pudel-Design, but my method wasn't the greatest and it was a big no-go.
Here we are 2 1/2 months later, and the rug still sits out in our garage awaiting its fate. Luckily, it's identical on both sides, so I have a second chance and a clean slate! It seems that no matter what pattern you choose, the measuring and taping is more complicated than you think it will be. I've debated doing a zig-zag pattern like the one below from Urban Outfitters or
Then yesterday I found this post and knew immediately that was what I wanted to do. If I'm going to take the time to measure and tape, I might as well go big! If you read the step-by-step, it actually doesn't look too hard and I love that the pattern is more unique than the others I was considering. I'm going to attempt the taping today and the painting later in the week, and of course I'll post pictures when I'm finished.
Have you ever attempted to paint a rug? What are you favorite sources for inexpensive rugs?