Posted on April 18 2012

Completely Pinteresting: Stenciled Dining Room Rug

Our dining room floor has looked pretty naked for…well, forever.  I’ve had my eye on some gorgeous billion dollar rugs at some of my favorite places to screen shop.  (That’s my Internet slang equivalent for window shopping.  Someone probably already thought of that, but I’m going to go right ahead and feel original.)  My friend Laura is the queen of DIY projects, and I had to pin her dining room rug – it’s beautiful and she made it.  I decided to follow in her footsteps.  While tempted to go with the chevron theme, I opted for some inspiration from Marc Jacobs.


I grabbed the rug for $15 at Lowe’s, and it only came in one huge size, so I cut it to the exact size I wanted.  I was thinking of including a bold color, but I already had a can of white spray paint.  Although my stencil looks very “Star Trek”-esque, I was confident that once it was lined up in the patten, the rug wouldn’t look like something you’d find on the bridge of The Enterprise.


It really didn’t take that long to complete.  I didn’t mark any lines or really plan much.  I just started spray painting arrows, and it worked out pretty well.  Actually, I think it turned out even better than I had anticipated.  That’s always the best outcome, really.


  1. Ana Sofia says:

    I really love this idea! I’ve been considering getting an area rug but haven’t found one that’s affordable with a pattern I like.

  2. NicoleD says:

    Oh my goodness, it looks fantastic! Nice work!

  3. Katherine Ross says:

    This is so great!! I’m kind of getting a little tired of the whole chevron trend, to be honest… this is a fun twist. How cheap and easy, too.

  4. Stephanie says:

    Wow that turned out so so well! I would have never guessed that it was that easy

  5. Hwa says:

    That’s GENIUS :) Such a good idea, and it looks great teamed with everything in your dining room!

    ps, just stumbled across your blog; it’s incredibly cute!

  6. sarah says:

    you are brilliant! that is so rad, girl. i love your style.

  7. Lindsey says:

    I really love your dining room!

    Great job executing the rug!

  8. dianne says:

    Nice work! Your dining room looks great!

  9. Emily says:

    Thanks for all the kind compliments!

  10. laura says:

    I LOVE IT, much much much more than my own

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