Weekend project: Paint a floor canvas

Use a projector to capture classic decorative designs, then turn them into a floor mat that pops

E. Spencer Toy; James Carrier

Steps 6 & 7

6. Once you have completed the tracing, use a paintbrush with a flat, rounded tip (called a cat's tongue) to paint within the lines with your second paint color. If you are painting a light color onto a dark color, you may have to use two coats. Allow to dry completely.

7. To make the surface durable, apply matte varnish according to the manufacturer's instructions with a foam roller.


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