Sunday, June 28, 2015

diy stenciled ikea rug

I'm sure you've forgotten about the Ikea Osted rug I mentioned I was 
planning to stencil two and a half months ago! It was to replace the suzani rug that I'd
 stenciled for our entry a couple years ago. I was feeling guilty for my sporadic posting
 since school got out, and finally got tired of looking at it on our dining room table!
I decided to knock it out over the weekend seeing that we're
 heading out for vacation tomorrow and I'll be taking the rest of the week off. :)

 I decided on a classic Greek Key pattern, mixed with the cheetah patterned stencil
 I did on the walls last year gave me the eclectic vibe I love.    

I taped off the border squares and made a super easy stencil for the Greek Key 
pattern inside the squares. 

Ikea Osted Sisal Rug (2' 7" x 4' 7") - $24.99
Black Latex Paint (Satin finish)
Painter's Tape
Stencil Brush 

I didn't unroll the rug for long, but it would help to unroll and let it flatten before 
starting, although I don't think it affected the outcome if you're excited to start.  

It would be a LOT easier to create a stencil that includes the square border 
instead of going to the trouble of taping them off.  
 I'll show you how I did it in case you have nothing better to do on your weekend!

1) Tape rug to create 8 individual squares. I use the width of the tape as a guide for
my measurement (see the small pieces). 

2) Trim tape to create the square border to stencil.

3) I stenciled one coat on all eight squares, then went back over with a second coat.  

4) I used painter's tape to create the Greek Key pattern/size I preferred on top of
a cutting mat. Then placed plastic on top of my pattern and cut out using a sharp 
craft knife.

5) Center your stencil on the square and stencil using a straight up and down pouncing
motion to keep paint from seeping under the edge of the stencil. 

You can see how easy it would be to have created the square border as part of the stencil.

I wanted my spacing in the center between the two Greek Keys wider and used a piece
 of tape over the stencil. That was all I used to keep the stencil secure on the rug as I
 was stenciling. I didn't remove it until from the plastic until the entire rug was finished.

That's it, once you have the stencil cut out it goes quickly. 

 I'll be back in the swing next week!
We're headed to Lake Tahoe, I'll be sharing some of our adventures on Instagram
if you'd like to follow along during the week.


Rani Engineer said...


Cassie Bustamante said...

that is amazing! it looks sooooo good!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Pam!! Have a great vacation!!

Unknown said...

Amazing Pam! What a fabulous idea and from the pictures, it looks like it came from the store that way, bravo!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's gorgeous! Perfect!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

That is an ambitious design, I love how the Greek key came out and how it totally transformed your rug and this space! I have that same rug in my mudroom and it's not looking too pretty after a muddy spring. I think I'll give it a good scrubbing and then maybe tape off lines and do black stripes! Thanks for inspiring me as usual my DIY buddy!! Have an amazing time in TAHOE!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Love this idea. The rug is perfect and the greek key pattern is perfect. Have fun on your trip.

Vel Criste said...

Wow, looks store-bought Pam!!!! I remember discovering your blog way back when after you did a previous stenciling project!

Unknown said...

So pretty and it looks great w/ your stenciled walls. You must have a surgeon's hand; it looks store-bought. Have a wonderful vacation! (No stenciling on any trees, etc.!)

Mallory said...

Love this!! So fun! said...

Your rug looks great! Looks like it was made that way.

Unknown said...

Fabulous my friend! You've inspired me to go to Ikea today - haven't been in a while. Love sweet Rio. Have a wonderful vacation! Lucky you!!! Xo Nancy

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Looks great Pam!

Mary K. said...

This is really professional looking! Did you use regular paint or something special like fabric paint to hold up to the floor traffic? Let us know how it holds up!

pam {simple details} said...

Hi Mary K. - I just used Interior Latex paint that I had. I used it on the previous rug that I stenciled and it lasted 2 1/2 years before I thought it needed replacing. I shared how it held up in this post:

Good luck if you try one! :)

Julia@Cuckoo4Design said...

It looks so good! Such an awesome job

Bethany Parker said...

You're so amazing! to have a creativity idea and i love it..
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Robert said...

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