5.23.2011

Zebra floorcloth

The best part of this was that it was zero cost!

I started with a piece of vinyl flooring, left over from my bathroom reno. It was then base coated with two coats of white paint.

I nailed it into the wall in my mad science lab, aka as my craft room, turned the projector on and traced the image.

DSCN1446 Since it was a nice day, I set up in the garage. Using paint that I got from the recycle center, for free, I did my best to match the blue ocean breeze spray paint that I used on the rest of the room.

DSCN1443Close enough :)

Then it was just a matter of painstakingly painting it in.  It’s dry and has received it’s first coat of poly.

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And in my daughters room. 

DSCN1456-1 Some of the detail was lost as I enlarged the image, but you can still tell that it’s a zebra head, right? lol  I would have liked it to be a little larger, but I worked with what I had.

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19 comments:

  1. It's perfect! That's one expensive looking room you designed for next to nothing! Great job!

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  2. Looks awesome! You're so creative:)

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  3. You are so clever. I love it and you can definitely tell it is a Zebra head. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  4. hiya , you did a great job on the rug x love the stripes , tfs
    xmaggiex

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  5. So cool! It looks awesome and I love the price tag!

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  6. Thats amazing!! Well done :o) Scarlett x

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  7. I adore that zebra head! I love how subtle it is, it looks so perfect!

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  8. Yay!!! I LOVE it Mel! It's perfect! :)

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  9. Awesome! Does your daughter love her room???

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  10. You can definitely tell it's a zebra! You've done an amazing job on your daughter's room.

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  11. This is great! I need to get myself a projector!

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  12. Um. I LOVE this. Thanks so much for linking it up the Mad Skills Party!

    I am tweeting, pinning, facebook fan page-ing, and stumbling this bad boy. Great work!

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  13. oh my gosh! Love that. I really like the color you used too. Such a cool surprise. You are so talented, lady!

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  14. I have so been wanting to get a projector. What a great thing for so many different projects! Love this room!

    Megan

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  15. Wow! I love this! You did a great job Mel!

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  16. What fun! It's awesome and a perfect accent in your daughter's beautiful room! Great job! ;)

    Roeshel

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  17. I think this is gorgeous and I love your patience to do this rug....one day maybe for me...???

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  18. wow! so creative and now i wish i had a projector!

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