{DIY} $10.00 Rug Update + How to Stencil a Rug

Work has begun on my "Projects I'm starting although I haven't completed projects in progress" list. I'm scratching off the Entry Way and hope to be finished with it by the end of the week with pictures to show you all. 

I'm looking for cost effective ways to make these updates and I was able to do so by adding a stencil to a rug that I already had. Adding a stencil to a rug is a easy way to add a pop of pattern to a space.

This easy update was about $10.00. I purchased a stencil from Hobby Lobby (using my 40% coupon of course) that came to a little over $8.00 and used a paint sample from the OOPS Paint Sample Section at Lowes that came came to a little over $1.00. The rest of the supplies I already had on hand from another project.

By the way, perusing through the OOPS Paint Sample section at Lowes or Home Depot can sometimes turn up some great finds. I also found a gallon sized paint color for Rhyan's room for just $5.00 on this trip.

Doing this was very simple, although it did take a little longer than I expected. This rug is small...I can only imagine how long it would take with a bigger rug!

If you are interested in recreating this project here's what you'll need:

1. Paint
2. Stencil - I used the Iron Latice Pattern
3. Rug
4. Paint Roller Brush
5. Foam Brush
6. Painters Tape. 

Here's what to do:

1. With a clean rug, start by taping down the stencil to the top left corner of the rug. (Having the first stencil lined up properly will make the rest of your rug look great! ...also I taped off the border on my rug)

2. Began rolling paint onto the stencil. -- Foam brush can be used to add paint where the roller cannot reach

3. Remove stencil while paint is still wet 

4. Line up stencil with already painted pattern

5. Repeat step until rug is completed.

Have you ever stenciled a rug...or a wall? If so, I would love to hear about it! Share it with me on my Facebook page!


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  1. LOOOVE the rug. I have been saying I was gonna do this. One day! Yours turned out great. Loving the new blog look and name:)

    1. Hey Lady! It was tedious but I love it too! Thank you!

  2. I stenciled canvas curtains and I know that took me long enough. But, the outcome is gorgeous. I love the rug!!

    1. Thanks Denyse! I want to try some curtains next!

  3. I LOVE this rug!!! What a transformation for boring to fab!! So cute! I currently have a link party going and would love for you to share this and anything else you would like! Hope you'll stop by!


    1. Hi Jill! Thank you! I think it turned out great too! I'm hopping over to your linky now!

  4. This is a great project! Thanks for stopping by www.styleoyster.blogspot.com!

  5. I know I have already commented on your rug..but I just Love it so much that I am featuring it at tonights link party!

    1. Hey Jill!! Thanks for featuring my Rug! I'll be linking up again tonight! see ya!


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