DIY Zebra Hide and Giveaway!

My 5 yr old: "Mom, why are you painting a dead zebra?"
Me: "I'm making a zebra rug for my blog."
5 yr old: "But why does anyone want a dead zebra on the floor?"
Me: "Because it looks cool."

Can you ever have too much zebra?
Of course you can!

You can also have too little (ie. the zebra speedo).
But we're not going there. Moderation my zebra lovers, moderation.
Today we are making the above rug. Just the right amount to punch up a room with some
 graphic black and white.
 Here is what you'll need...

-6x9 canvas drop cloth (got mine at Home Depot for $9.97)-larger if you want a GIANT zebra
-White primer
-small roller
-tape
-2 brushes- one about 1/2 inch, the other 1"
-Black or brownish black paint (I used C2 French Roast)
-Latex Polyurethane-satin finish
-rug pad (optional)
-rubber cement, or other adhesive to attach rug pad
-scissors
-tape
-images of zebra hides as a reference
-plastic dropcloth
-comfortable clothes because you're gonna be crawling on the floor for a bit




                        And if you don't feel like making your own this rug could be yours! I'm giving it away.
To enter "like" my Facebook page, Follow this blog, or Tweet this. Leave a comment below for each one you did. You know the drill, I just want to feel popular. Winner will be announced Friday.
Now go watch another boring DIY video of yours truly and get your learn on.
 Its short. I promise.
No zebras were harmed in the making of this "hide". 


53 comments:

Bromeliad said...

Hey, do I get extra points for being the first to enter the giveaway?

ehorsburgh@hotmail.com said...

The rug looks great! I absolutely love it! I just "liked" your facebook page. I also would love to know where you got the white coffee table in the first photo. The table with the pig on it.

ehorsburgh@hotmail.com said...

I love the rug. I could never make one this good so I am going to tweet about it for my second comment. (This is my 2nd)

Ashley said...

How do you manage to make everything look so easy?? It's fantastic, Danika!

Charlie said...

ummm this rug is AMAZING! i am a follower! i gave up facebook for lent! WAHHHH! do i get extra points for being a good religious girl?! haha

Charlie said...

ummm i just tweeted for the first time in over a year! i want that rug in my houseeeeeee!

Hyphen Interiors said...

That is hilarious! Poor kid. Awesome pic of too much zebra. Love the post! I wanted to let you know, as requested, that the (painted upholstery) chair reveal post is up - http://hypheninteriors.blogspot.com/2011/03/painted-upholstery-chair-reveal.html

Natalie said...

I love your DIYs!! Keep 'em coming!

Alexandra said...

I'm having a little trouble commenting, but I liked your blog :)

Alexandra said...

I followed :)

Sara said...

LOVE!!! Love, love the zebra rug!!!! I have been wanting one of these for the longest time, but have been hesitant to make the purchase because I wasn't sure how hide would hold up to my two little girls! This is perfect ... the wonderful look ... AND more durable! I just "liked" your facebook page ... would love for this "dead zebra" to come live with me!

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

Honestly...you exhaust me. I can't believe how awesome that came out. I am loving this new series. Keep it coming!

Karen said...

Great job & I love zebra. I found some awesome zebra plates at one of my fav Goodwills. That rug is amazing. Karen

Lily said...

That looks amazing !!! Thanks for the tips :)

xxLily
goldandgray.blogspot.com

Nikki said...

You know where that rug will look good at? My house!!!

Titti @ Shoestring Pavilion said...

I love that zebra rug! If I wasn't going to zebra a table (it's been in the works for years...) I might make my own. But two zebras in a little house would probably be too much :)
Anyway, I'm a follower so please enter me into the giveaway nevertheless. And you're way popular, at least with me :)

Amber Interiors said...

OH MY GAAAAAAWWDDD you have to stop. Your gonna make my head spin with al this greatness. I linked you over on mine. We were on the same wave length AGAIN...
http://amberinteriordesign.blogspot.com/

Sara Mueller said...

I follow you!

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

You know the drill I just want to feel popular bahahaha

I like that no zebras were hurt but I'm not crazy about them as a rug, now a moo moo cow on my floor that I like. I know I'm a horrible person. I liked you already on facebook a while back. Nate Berkus needs to come knockin' on yo door!

aaronswifey07 said...

Wow, great DIY!! I like you on facebook. =)

Andrea S
aaronswifey07 at yahoo dot com

K. Keller said...

I just started to follow you....

that rug would look killer in my office...

K. Keller said...

I tweeted!

Amy K said...

I like it! And everything else you do! For me your blog is a great procrastination technique!

things that sparkle said...

Wow I am blown away that you made that rug!! So happy to have found your blog too! Your newest follower

mrs. olson said...

Ok, ok. You're right! I do really want this zebra rug!!! My kids and I could have hours of entertainment :)

Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

Great DIYd rug!!!

CB said...

Following & FB fan! Super cute rug :)

Anna said...

I am soooo glad you are making both the zebra rug and the hand painted fabric. I love your blog! xoxo

annie said...

I love this...I'm following. very funny post!!

Lily said...

oh ya and I am following your blog :)

xxLily
goldandgray.blogspot.com

Danielle {freshquince} said...

Yes please...I have just the spot and no time to make one myself right now! I love the look of dead zebras, but so don't like the real deal! I'm big liker on FB already!

Danielle {freshquince} said...

And but of course I follow gorgeous shiny things...who wouldn't!

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

Love this! I just came over from Bromeliad and am so glad I did. I just liked you on FB!

Haley @ Cardigan Junkie said...

Also following the blog now

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

I'm your newest follower. And can I say this is just TOO cool!

It would look so awesome in my son's nursery (we have a giant zebra picture hanging in there, but no rug!)

lisaroyhandbags said...

It looks so great! I'm already a happy follower! :)

Cheri Perkowski said...

Love the Zebra Rug. THis would be perfect for my girls room! I liked your page on Facebook. If you look under my FB page,under the inside renovations you can see the girls room that it would be perfect for!
Cheri Phillips Perkowski

Cheri Perkowski said...

I liked your Facebook page and this would be perfect for my girls room to place between the two beds. If you go to my FB page under Cheri Phillips Perkowski, you can see photos called Inside renovations and see the new room we are still putting together.
Cheri

nstirling said...

I just became a follower!

Marissa Waddell said...

This is AMAZING. I have a spare dropcloth hanging around my office, and I am SO going to make this if I don't win it.

Marissa
www.roost-home.blogspot.com

Sparrow's Nest said...

I'm a new follower... cuz I love this rug and I want it bad, lol!

Amanda said...

I'm a new follower (found your page through Amber Interior Design)! I love this idea but am oh-not-so-handy, so my best bet might be winning rather than trying! :)

Kimberly said...

This is so fun! I saw one of these in a home magazine but couldn't justify the cost. I could afford $9.97. :) I follow your blog with GFC.

Kimberly said...

I shared on twitter. Thank you!
http://twitter.com/Aerated/status/48185453110763520

Teri said...

The rug looks amazing! I liked you on facebook!
teri12481@hotmail.com

Teri said...

I am a blog follower!
teri12481@hotmail.com

Vmomma said...

I'm a blog follower!

Summer said...

Oh ma gosh, i neeeeeeed this. I may not be able to sleep until it's mine actually. =)

And YES I follow...giveaway or not.

Summer said...

and because i know the "want to feel popular" feeling....i'll like ya on facebook. =)

HMB said...

great idea!!! following your blog!

Cindy said...

I love it! Thank you so much for offering such a fun giveaway. I 'like' you on Facebook - Cindy Aiton

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Cindy said...

I follow you via GFC - Cindy

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Cindy said...

Tweeted!

https://twitter.com/normawatson/status/247766941027147776

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