My DIY custom aisle runner!!

  1. #1 Sep 13, 2010
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2010
    I'm not too crafty but I decided to go ahead and give this a go. Our aisle is huge, it measures at 5 feet wide and 80 feet long. Most aisle runners are only 3 feet (3 1/2 if you're lucky) wide. So I had to special order this fabric. Anyhoos, I decided to go ahead and give this a go and do it ourselves. Our friend (who I'll call, "N") was an art major so he helped a lot. He free handed EVERYTHING. I told him to just print our the monogram and then trace it but he was being stubborn and wanted to do it his way. Took forever to trace it but the tracing came out nice still. Now we started to paint but we can't finish because we have to let the paint dry before we move it to start on the bottom section. Oh and I should add, I actually mixed the paint myself to get that color!! I just used red, blue, and white acrylic paint.

    I have some photos for you guys if ya wanna see what we've done so far.

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  2. A few more photos:

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    Once it dries tomorrow, I'll continue to paint the bottom of the "R" and our names and dates in black at the bottom. 'll update more as we progress. Thanks for letting me share.
     
  3. looks awesome! what a great idea!
     
  4. OMG. That so cool. LOL I didn't even notice who posted this and saw the names on the runner. Congrats, DIY makes it that much more special.
     
  5. wow very cool!!!
    as an artist.... marking all of that off with tape would drive me insane!! lol your friend is a saint!!

    by the way - who's the lucky duck that gets to get rid of all the pencil marks once the entire thing is finished?? ;)
     
  6. update plz? how does it look? :smile:
     
  7. +1 It is looking good!
     
  8. hi OP, did you finish this project? WOuld love to see the finished product in case you have photos :smile:
     
  9. just saw this thread - you are so creative!
     
  10. I'd like to see updated pics as well please! I wish I were creative!
     
  11. This is such a cool idea Missie - when you get a chance, can you post the final product? Thanks!