Hello Lovelies! Y’all know how you see those splatter cowhide rugs all over everywhere that is cool? And you think to yourself, “Self, I need to buy that.” And then you look at the price and you say to yourself
a bunch of four letter words,
“Maybe not.”? Do you do that? Me too!
Anywhoo, I needed a rug in the breakfast room that was durable, looked like a million (okay maybe $700) bucks and really cost next to nothing. I had a cowhide that was just sitting in another room beckoning me to DIY those gold splatters. And so I did.
You will need: a cowhide rug and gold (or whatever color you want) spray paint. Stupid simple. Again, I used a brindle rug I had and some Rustoleum Metallic Brass spray paint.
Lay your hide rug on a surface you don’t mind getting a bit painty. Not a word? It is now.
Shake up your paint really well and spray a bunch into the lid. (*Warning: you will get paint splatters on your hands. And arms. It’s also best not to do this the day before a big interview. Just sayin.) Now, quickly throw that paint onto the rug. Yep, throw it. It’ll come out in splatters.
If you don’t like bigger splatters, you can avoid them by not throwing and just shaking the lid over the rug. At first it will look kinda lame. But then, as you add more, magic happens. Finally, you will find yourself with this goodness. And if you are like me, it was free. Aw yeah. (It is more sparkly in person. #hardtophotograph)