Sunday, April 7, 2013

Super Easy Stenciled Rug

A couple of months ago Menards had memory foam mats free after rebate, so of course I got a couple. However, even though they are super comfy, they aren't too exciting looking. I wasn't sure how paint would look on the rug since it's so furry, but I decided to try anyway, and I'm so glad I did! It's so cute!!
Stenciled Memory Foam Bathroom Mat
Yup, you read that right, took me all of 5 minutes!

Martha Stewart stencils 
I used Martha Stewart reusable stencils. I might just have to get some more. They are super easy and simply AMAZING! I used Martha Stewart Satin Sea Lavender paint and mixed it with fabric medium since I was painting on fabric.
Stenciling on Rugs
For the first one I did, I painted over the stencil with my foam brush. Bad idea! The paint seeps under the stencil easier that way. Dab, my friends, dab, and it will turn out so much better! Can you tell which one I did first?

As soon as you're done painting you can peel the stencil off and place it in the next spot. Super easy. If you accidently get some paint on your rug, wipe it down with water before it dries and you'll be good.
 photo IMG_6100.jpg Memory Foam Bathmat Stenciled 
When you're done, rinse your stencils and brush out, put the stencils back. If you notice you went over your stencil like I did, you can "erase" those spots with some water!

Now, step back and enjoy your fun new mat! (Well, maybe let it dry first because if you put it in the bathroom right away because you can't wait to take a picture your husband might step on it and smear the paint, just saying!)
Super Easy Stenciled Bathroom Rug
Seriously - 5 minutes. Maybe not even that long :) These stencils could be dangerous. Hm, what else could I stencil...


  1. What a cute idea to update a rug!

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  2. That's so cute! I've got an ugly (but functional) brown mat by our back door that this would work perfectly on. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Sounds fun! I would love to see pictures if you end up doing something to it! :)

  3. I love your super easy projects! This came out really cute!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

    1. Thanks Leslie! I know I'm all about the quick and easy stuff :)

  4. Cute idea! Looks like it would be super easy to try too.
    Little Miss Stylista

  5. I love it! I have a package of Martha Stewart stencils, but I haven't used them yet. Now I'm thinking I should try them out if they are that easy to use!

    1. Thanks Sam! They are SO easy to use and super fun too. I'm excited to see what you do with them :)


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