Every Friday I will be posting some sort of crafty project that I have completed in the past. It could be anything from baking, to sewing, needlecrafts, art, decorating, etc.
This patchwork kitchen rug was made shortly after moving into our apartment in June of 2009. The kitchen is my favorite place in the home and where I spend most of my time. Since we are renting, I can't do anything about the cabinets, flooring, or appliances, so I try to add some personal character wherever I can.
Much to my husband's chagrin, I feel the need to paint every single room before we move into a place. I just don't like living with white walls and I seriously spend hours comparing paint chips before I finally decide on the winners. I find it incredibly thrilling.
We orginally painted the kitchen a much lighter shade of green that I decided was entirely too neon-esque, so one day while my husband was at work I repainted the entire thing in it's current color (which is appearing a bit darker in the photo than it actually is). I think that the memory of being seven months pregnant and standing on the stove to paint the space above the cabinets will be a memory that will always stick with me.
I made the rug shortly after, pulling out fabrics in shades of green, tan, and grey that I had on-hand. I even surprised myself by using some of my most coveted fabric - the olive green Heather Ross field of flowers print - because I knew that this rug was going to get filthy, stained, and worn out. It definitely is all of those three things now, but I'd rather be able to see my favorite fabrics being used throughout my home than just sitting on a shelf.