Fresh, fun and super-easy: the hand-painted floor mat!
You can achieve this pretty optical illusion with little fuss and while it works best on a white-washed floor, don’t be afraid to play with deeper backgrounds for interesting results. Start by sketching your design on paper and choosing either co-ordinating or contrasting colours.
The shades pictured here are all from the Retrospectives paint collections by Little Greene (www.littlegreene.com).
- Hicks Blue
Here's what to do:
- Paint each section individually, being careful to accurately mark the border of each square with good quality masking tape – painting outside the lines simply won’t wash!
- Ensure each coloured square has dried completely before beginning an adjoining square
- Never remove masking tape until you are certain the pain is bone dry.
- For extra durability, finish with a good paint sealant that will add a glossy finish and prevent scuffing.
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