I am loving de-stash month! Not only is it a good form of spring cleaning craft style, but I am surprised at what can come from existing items. I can feel spring in the air and wanted a little something bright on my doorstep so this week I decided to paint a rug.
Wanna see what I started with?
Sad, isn't it. I found this at the dollar store a few months ago and thought it would come in handy at some future moment. Well, that future moment is now!
Supplies to paint a rug:
Martha Stewart stencil
Martha Stewart High Gloss Acrylic Paint
1. Place stencil on one side of the rug and paint the rug dabbing directly up and down with your sponge brush.
2. Continue aligning and moving the stencil down until you have that whole side done.
3. Continue aligning the stencil and moving across your rug. The bigger your stencil, the easier it will be since you won't have to align and move it as much.
4. Let the paint dry.
5. Spray with a couple coats of Scotchguard to protect.
All in all it took me just over 2 hours. Longer than I anticipated for such a small rug, but I did have to move my stencil A LOT! Really I think it was worth it to put the poor rug out of its bland taupe misery.
A fun little springy doorstep for the first day of spring!
Are you enjoying The Great De-stash Bash? We have more coming up! I have two refashions: one from my hubs shirt and one from a 5XL shirt, so stay tuned! We'll also have the guests from our de-stash giveaway with what they made with their prizes.
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