I picked up this rug at Target the other day. The red was the perfect color which meant that I only needed white paint which I already had from previous projects. Suh-weet!
I printed out six sheets on card stock of this chevron pattern from Sunset.com which was 100% free. Thank god for the fabulous Decor8 blog where I first found it. Then I cut out the pattern and taped three of of the zig zags together creating two long stencils.
I am going to be honest with you and say that it wasn't looking too good at the beginning. In fact, I almost threw the whole thing away mid project. The paint was seeping underneath the stencil creating messy blobs. I'm not sure if it was the material of the rug or if I was laying the paint on too thick. I eventually ended up using a smaller brush and free handing the rest of the rug and surprisingly got better results.
Update: I took the time and went over the rug with more paint. I think it looks a lot more complete! Don'tcha think?
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