How to use craft paints and water-based sealer to stencil paint a rug on a floor in your home.
I painted this rug on my mudroom floor about 14 years ago. I call it my antique rug nowadays as as it is getting a little shabby. The hardwood floor in this room is going to be re -done soon and the rug will have to be sanded off for refinishing. I will miss it, but I am eager for the look of darker hardwood – all shiny and new.
I previously painted a rug on a friend’s porch as a project for my book, Instant Decorating. When we moved into this house, I didn’t want a rug in this room because it would just get in the way. There are three exit doors and it would have been a hazard with people and little kids in and out all the time, so I decided a painted rug would be a good alternative.
The stencil is is just a repeat of the same block of little squares, a circle of leaves, a flower, and the center of the flower. I used 5 different colors of craft paint and latex eggshell for the base color(green).
I drew the bound edge and tassels free-hand with craft paint and a fine-tipped brush.
I have created a pdf. for you of the actual design and tassels to paint a rug on your floor, as well as the instructions from the pages of my book for you to download and print out.
Click links below to download the stencil design and step-by-step tutorial: