Give me a paint brush and something to paint on and I’m a happy designer. Here’s an after shot of a plain white rug I purchased at a garage sale for $2.00. (see before below)
This project was so simple using an inexpensive stencil, acrylic paint and acrylic sealer. The rug was a cotton rug so I washed and bleached it prior to painting it. After tapping off the boarders, I stenciled the motif using a stippling method of stenciling….all that means is that I pounced the brush to create the pattern.
I wanted a distressed look so rather than applying heavy amounts of paint while stippling, I varied the amount of paint on the brush to give it a “well loved” look.
Once I had the stencil motif applied, I then painted the boarder and removed the tape!
Taa-dah! Much better than the before don’t you think!