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.
You can copy and enlarge the actual design and tassels (below) 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.
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