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Painted Sisal Rug

Add a painted border to a sisal rug for a fun touch.

Materials and Tools:

3' x 5' plain sisal rug (or any natural fiber that hasn't been sealed)
lacquer masking tape
exterior latex paints
paintbrushes

Steps:1. Tape-off the desired border width (press edges down firmly) and paint in chosen colors. Be sure not to put the paint on too thick because a thicker area could crack and possibly break off as people walk on it. Let dry and remove tape.

2. Add a design motif such as vines and leaves over the painted border and let dry (figure A). Allow the paint to cure for a few days before using the rug.

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