I am always one of the last to get on any decorating trend. I have been thinking about this one for a while and finally got on board after looking for a rug but not being able to find one. I needed a rug for the kitchen to catch water drips in front of the sink and those coming off of dishes going into the dishwasher.
I started by drawing the shape that I wanted and then cut it out of copy paper.
Next, I traced this shape onto a file folder so that it would be stiff and used a an exacto knife to cut it out. Notice that I left a connector strip in the middle.
I decided to start in the center of the rug.
I didn’t even tape down the stencil. I just held it down with one hand and used a 3” foam roller to apply paint.
I went back and filled in the centers with an artist brush and quickly had a full row.
I then added a row on top and bottom.
Finally I went around the border with the foam roller.
Pretty nice transformation for an inexpensive rug from Target and it eliminates a lot of water spots on the floor.