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Herringbone Stamped Rugs

herringbone rug

Welcome to the 2012 Bloggy Olympics Week #4

Hosted by Liz at Here’s to Handy Andy, Lesley at Freaking Craft, and myself!

We are all sharing our CRAFT projects this week. Visit the other ladies here:

Be sure to come back for our CRAFT WEEK linky party:

  • Who: Everyone
  • What: Link up your CRAFT projects & see what others have created
  • When: Thursday July 5th to Friday July 6th
  • Awards: Announced on Saturday July 7th

For my project, I completed a much-needed update to my kitchen by adding a colorful pattered rug. I used a 99 Cent Store dish sponge to apply Martha Stewart all-purpose paint in a herringbone pattern.

Read on for a tutorial & for details about the Pretty Tape washi tape giveaway!

  Stamped Rugs

Our kitchen rug literally disintegrated about a year ago.

Last autumn someone thought to throw out the sad area rug, and the floor was left bare for awhile.

Last winter I picked up some area rugs from the 99 Cent Store, intending to try painting them.

Last weekend I finally got around to painting the rugs.


Saw all these ideas on Pinterest!

Sources: 123


  1. Car Mats, qty 2 (99 Cent Store, $2)
  2. Dish Sponge, qty 1 (99 Cent Store, $1 per 2-pack)
  3. Martha Stewart Multi-Surface Satin Paint, Spring Pasture (Michael’s, $1.80 with coupon)
  4. Foam Paint Brush (Michael’s)
  5. Scissors

Note: Items without prices were not purchased for this project.

Total Cost = less than $5



  • I stamped all the way down each column on both rugs and worked from left to right.
  • Use a foam paint brush to fill in gaps and thin out paint clumps.
  • Allow paint to dry overnight.


Source: Pretty Tape Etsy Store

One lucky reader will win a set of THREE pretty rolls of tape from Pretty Tape washi tape!
Visit Liz at Here’s to Handy Andy for more details.

Coincidentally, I bought a role of Thin BLUE STRIPE Washi Tape a few months ago to make thank you cards.

Here’s a card preview:

Tutorial to come in the future.



Linking to:

Tip Junkie handmade projectsHome Stories A2ZWhipperberry

Also linking to some parties in the right side bar.
Visit them for great inspiration! 

Bloggy Olympics Opening Ceremony

Welcome to the 2012 Bloggy Olympics Opening Ceremony!

I’ve been training for the Craft Event by crafting up a storm (more like a tornado) for my wedding this weekend.

Head over to Hating Martha for details and the schedule.

Read on to link your blog up to the opening ceremony & also to see how you can win a darling Olympic-themed pillow by Kijsa Studio!

Photo Source: Kijsa Studio

Head over to Hating Martha, here, for a chance to win your choice of the Kijsa Studios pillows pictured above.

Link up to the Opening Ceremony ’til midnight (central time) Friday June 8, 2012:

Grab a Bloggy Olympics button for your blog:

Hating Martha

Happy Olympics!


Holidazzle 2011 Winners

design.lab announcement


ew icons we bring
  to you & your kin!

What could be better than Figgy Pudding?

New social media icon designs in the pipeline at the design.lab (of course)!

Holidazzle 2011’s
Custom Social Media Icon Design:

Congratulations to #24
Julianne at Sew Fantastic!

Check back in a few weeks.
Julianne’s shiny new custom icons will be designed
& made available at the design.lab!


to everyone who entered!

But that’s not all.
Read on for the most-voted WINNING design theme.

Holidazzle 2011’s
Readers’ Choice WINNING Design Theme:

THANK YOU to all who voted!
Check back in a few weeks for fresh BUNTING icons.
Happy Holidazzle!
Linking to some parties in the right side bar.
Visit them for great inspiration! 
“N” dropcap courtesy of Jessica Hische @ Daily Dropcap