Happy Day my blogging buddies!
Remember my front porch spring makeover and my rug I “snagged” from my laundry room?
It’s one of my favorites and I really liked it on my porch but I feared the weather might damage it and I missed it when I folded clothes! (I know, I know….whatever!)
I was on the hunt! I decided I wanted one a little bigger but didn’t want to pay a “big” price!
SCORE!! I found this bamboo beauty at a local craft store for $29! She was mine and I had a vision!!!
I had been poking around Pinterest one night (who doesn’t, right?) looking for inspiration for front porch rugs when I ran across Julie’s blog,
and found this……
That was it!! I’ve been totally smitten with the bee and laurel leaf motif lately and knew this was my direction!
I printed out her pattern, cut it out and then traced it on some card stock as I wanted it to be sturdy to trace around. Then I traced it onto the rug with a sharpie…..
It was my intention to then paint the design but as you can tell, I started filling it in with the sharpie and it covered well! So, I “colored” between the lines until my design was finished!!
I turned out great! Honestly, I thought I would need to put a coat or two of sealer on it for fear that rain might make the sharpie ink run but we had a nice little thunderstorm last night and she didn’t smudge or run a bit!
Now I’m thinking of adding the bee and laurel leaf on the other side of the porch. Perhaps in pillows or stenciled on my basket!
Let me know what you think?? You know I love to hear from you!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Until next time……..
Linking up to these fabulous parties!……
POP Party @ Debbiedoos with Debbie and Shannon