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Design Trend No. 5

Play Hard

All work and no play is no way to live! Whether it’s having an after-work cocktail with friends, completing a virtual workout, playing with your pet or running through the sprinkler, it’s important to designate a place of play that allows for these happy activities at home.

Makeover

Erika Ver

Peony and Honey

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Erika from Peony and Honey is a diy, decor, and lifestyle blogger from Cleveland, Ohio! Erika is all about incorporating big style in small spaces on a budget, and she loves to elevate inexpensive pieces into chic decor. She considers pink a neutral and likes to sprinkle blush tones all over her home. If you're looking for decor that makes you smile, look no further than Peony and Honey!

Design Planning

Design Planning
Design Planning

Room Prep

Room Prep
Room Prep
Room Prep
Room Prep

Final Transformation

Final Transformation
Final Transformation
Final Transformation
Final Transformation

Tutorial

DIY Checkerboard Outdoor Patio Rug Instructions:

  1. Buy a plain, solid colored outdoor patio rug. Mine is the MORUM Beige rug size 6 ' 7 "x9 ' 10 " from IKEA.
  2. Now, it’s time to map out the regulation size checkerboard, which is 64 total squares, 8 across and 8 down. Measure your rug in inches across with a tape measure and divide it by 8. That is how wide your checkers spaces need to be across. Then, measure the length of your rug in inches and divide it by 8. That is how long your checkers spaces need to be. For my size rug, my checkers spaces needed to be 9 7/8 inches wide by 14 3/4” long.
  3. Use your Frog tape and a tape measure to section off your checkers spaces, leaving an equal sized blank space between each block of tape to make your checkerboard pattern. If you want to use less of the Frog tape, just tape the around edges of each checkers space and tape a piece of plastic or cardboard to cover the rest of the space. Make sure you press the edges of the tape down really well for the cleanest lines.
  4. Once you have all of your spaces taped off, and your rug now looks like a checkerboard, it’s time to paint the non-taped spaces! I cannot stress enough how important it is to use spray paint for this project. Regular paint will just seep into the rug and become very splotchy, whereas the spray paint will just sit on the top of the rug and create a smoothe layer of paint. Do a few coats of your choice of spray paint. I chose BEHR Miniature Rose chalk spray paint for this project because I wanted a very subtle checkerboard pattern on the rug to make it elegant.
  5. When your spray paint is totally dry, be ready to feel totally satisfied as you peel off all your Frog tape to reveal a perfect checkerboard with impeccably clean lines.
  6. Optional: Make some life size checkers pieces using cheap wood discs from Amazon, paint them two different colors, and add crown stickers to one side of each of them. You will need 24 wood discs for a regulation checkers game.

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