Photos are mostly courtesy of my 2 year old daughter with a point and shoot camera.
I have had these carpet tiles for about a year now just on the floor in the garage. I thought it would be fun to spice them up a bit. I got these carpet tiles from Dollar Tree near the paint, tools, electronics section on the bottom shelf.
First I decided on a herringbone pattern and taped it out with washi tape.... I couldn't find my painters tape...
Then began painting. I noticed that these required quite a bit of paint.
and patience... it takes a while to paint them. I found it works well to kind of pounce the brush to get good coverage of the carpet fibers.
I taped and painted.... and painted. It took the whole after noon. I started with my mint color then did the other stripes in leftover grey I had from my entryway stripes
The blue was from me previously painting this for a laundry room mat. I ended up going and getting another mat from the Dollar Tree because the blue under the paint made it look different from the other 5 tiles I had.
This is while we were waiting for it to dry. I love the help my little photographer gave me.
Now we have a carpet runner. You could tape the back of them to hold them close but I haven't. I've had these done for a few months so they have held up nicely!
These were super easy to do, but they took quite a bit of time. I am glad I have a little helper who loves doing projects with me!
I went to the dollar store yesterday and they only had 18x18 square tiles. I got one to make a Halloween mat out of it with my little girl.
Let me know if you have made a fun runner with dollar store carpet tiles!
Stay happy and healthy!
Labels: Garage, Home Decor, My Craft Projects