During the winter months I had brought home a mat I had outside (which was very dull and boring) and decided to attack it with a paint brush! I am just so pleased with the results! Talk about a metamorphosis.
The ‘before’ picture!!
Here it is looking very plain and unloved. This is a cushion off the outdoor lounge I was using for inspiration.
I spent ages taping stripes on the mat. Actually that was quite easy as the mat already had some very fine lines on it. I used an old toothbrush to paint with to start with then it was really trial and error. Most of the paints were bits I mixed from old tins, craft paint and some school paint. The red was the only one I needed to buy.
Now this is starting to get a little exciting!!! Lovely straight lines. Mind you, they weren’t all like this. I did have to paint a few ‘extras’ in just to straighten things up a little.
What a difference!!! After I finished painting I sealed the whole mat to make sure my hard work didn’t all wash away in the first shower of rain!
Even Mr FH commented it was a perfect match! Most of the time he never notices anything I do!
Ready for summer! I just need to clean some windows and spray around to get rid of spiders and sit back and enjoy!
PS. You might notice a little frog on the table…I hate frogs but my little grandsons just love this little fellow left by the previous owners!