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.