Deck & Leaves 11/7/09
I guess you can tell from the above pictures what I'll be doing this afternoon. As you can also see, there is a glaring sun and just right weather. A very good reason to be outside. From all the buzzing of blowers, weed eaters, and lawnmowers, I won't be alone!
In yesterday's post I wrote about making canvas rugs. I left out what to put on the backs once the sealing and varnishing is complete. The first thing you do is take the canvas off the frame, I have found that a flat headed screwdriver is really good, either way, it's a bit time consuming. Once this is complete, take some tacky glue and glue down the canvas edges, be careful to not use too much glue as this will cause the glue to run and form uneven bumps (I speak from experience!). As you see from the picture below, I use Aileen's glue, I have found it to be the best.
Aileen's Tacky Glue
Allow the glue to dry for 24 hours. Once it has dried, you then cut out a backing for the rug. I use plain old carpet and linoleum secure it backing, either in rubber or felt. You can buy it at Bed, Bath and Beyond, Kohl's and I even think Walmart.
Rug secure it backing
Lay out a section of backing, place the canvas so that you can cut it out the same size. Once the backing is cut, take the tacky glue and make a X with it starting from corner to corner of the canvas, then along the edges. Lay the backing across the canvas, then taking a paper towel, pat starting from the center to the edges, then along the edges. Turn canvas over and taking a clean paper towel so you won't get glue on the front, press along the canvas from side to side. Let dry 24 hours and you now have a canvas rug.