Yesterday I had all of my dark beige painted. I let it dry for several hours and now I'm painting the light beige. A couple of people wanted to know what kind of paint I use. This is the beauty of this project. I use my left over wall paint. This way the floor mat will match my walls perfectly. The dark beige is the "Hopsack" on the upper part of my wall. The light beige is "Latte" that is on my ceiling. Remember yesterday when I said to paint the first coat the same color as the square next to it? You can see in this picture I painted this square dark beige, when it drys, I'll paint the square light beige.
Here's a close up. A lot of work, but so worth it. If you have ever had to go back and touch up lines, you will not mind the extra work.
Here it is done, look how sharp my lines are. I'm even a little amazed at how crisp they turned out. Yesterday while I was painting the guy doing my hall told me another trick. If you take caulking and rub a little on the seam of the tape, it keeps the paint from bleeding underneath also.
Here it is done!!!! Well, I still have to put a couple coats of NON-YELLOWING polyurethane on it, but this is the way it will look. Like I said above, the dark beige is my wall color, the light beige is the ceiling color. I'm doing black and white pictures in my hall so I thought the black stripe and the black circles would tie in with the frames.
Here's another tip, to get your circles nice. This is an easy way to do it. Take painters tape and stick it to some paper and use a hole punch and punch out a circle. The tape has to be stuck to paper first or the punch tears it up. Then just peel the tape off and stick to your project.
If anyone decides to make a mat, please let me see pictures.