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!
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. I used a simple stencil to complete a new laundry room rug.
I painted the wrong side of the vinyl wallpaper with a small roller using an oops gray I had on hand. 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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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 . It sounds easy, right?
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.
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?