How to paint a laundry room stenciled rug. Well, it’s not really a rug, it’s more of a floor cloth.
Sometimes floor cloths are made from canvas, or scraps of vinyl flooring. Not this laundry room rug!
Using vinyl wallpaper as a floor cloth
Look! This laundry room stenciled rug is made out of vinyl wallpaper!!! I bought this a couple of years ago at my local ReStore. It’s good for all sorts of handy uses. I’ve used it as a photo backdrop, as a drop cloth and more.
I painted vinyl wallpaper and used a simple stencil to complete a new laundry room rug.
Paint vinyl wallpaper
I painted the wrong side of the vinyl wallpaper with a small roller using an oops gray I had on hand. Would you believe I put plastic down and actually painted this faux rug in the living room?
It looks okay, but let’s up the ante a little with a stencil.
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Create a cardboard stencil
I made a quatrefoil stencil on paper, then used an ink pen to dot trace it onto heavy cardboard. Poking the holes in the cardboard made it easier to cut with my scissors.
I marked the top of my stencil and traced it over and over again with an oil paint sharpie . This sounds easy, right?
Trace cardboard stencil with a paint pen
It seemed to take forever! It was probably a one Hallmark movie project. If you watch Home & Family, you know what that means.
After I finished the last row of stenciling I trimmed the vinyl wallpaper. I suppose it could be bound somehow, but I just left it as is.
Vinyl Wallpaper Floor Cloth in Basement Laundry Area
The stenciled faux rug is perfect for my new laundry space.
Being vinyl, I expect it to hold up against wear and tear, and any other mishaps that might happen in the basement.
Have you ever stenciled a rug? What did you use? Would you have thought of using vinyl wallpaper?