Lately I've been eyeing a particular neon tipped black and white striped rug that has been making the rounds on the design blogs, so I was thrilled when Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion featured a quick and easy DIY version on her site.
By adding paint to the more affordable Olin version from Crate & Barrel, she recreated the popular Kira-chp version on a budget.
I died over this rug when I saw it a few weeks ago! As you know, I'm a neon fanatic, so obviously I had to find a way to make it happen (it's originally over $400). Sure enough, I found a cheap and easy way to make this rug possible!
I used a Crate & Barrel striped runner, and simply painted both ending white stripes with neon acrylic (durable and wash proof) with a normal large brush. I used flouro pink and flouro red for the stripes. No need to use water with these, especially since you want a nice solid coating.
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(Images: 1 & 3. Paper Fashion, 2. Crate & Barrel)