Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Designing a Stenciled French Rug

Hi Friends,
Creating a French style rug is easy and quick.
Using a stencil of your choice,
textile paint or fabric medium, stencil brush and blue painters tape
you can create a one of a kind rug just for your d├ęcor.
Here I gathered a couple small throw rugs
with a small nap and basically a flat style.

Next I choose my stencils to design each rug.
Placing the stencil in a pleasing position
I taped in place with blue painters tape to keep it from slipping while stenciling.
For the paints,
I like to use either FolkArt's Textile Paint
or mix
Fabric Medium in equal parts with basic acrylic paint.
I used black for this project, but the sky is the limit with your colors.
Once the paint is mixed,
I began to stencil using my favorite brush.
I also like to start in the middle of the stencil and work out
 top to bottom.

This brush is an old friend and I have used it for years to stencil.
Worn and comfy, but so easy to use.
The rounded handle is very comfortable
and keeps your hand from getting tired.

Here is the finished rug.
Once dry, you can walk on it
and vacuum right over the stenciled design.
To help it dry faster for handling, I use a hair dryer
to help it along.

Using Textile medium keeps the surface soft
and helps from fading when washing.
However, a little fading does add shabby charm.
The next rug turned out like this~

So there you have it.
A French style rug
you could never buy in the stores,
 but just as close
as your favorite stencil.
So easy to do and fun!!

See you next time.
Wishing you
Southern DayDreams,
Celestina Marie


Jan Hermann said...

Great idea - the rugs are so pretty! I love the Frenchy one especially. Have a wonderful Wednesday! Hugs, Jan ♥

Nancy said...

Celeste, I was just thinking about you~ Your Rugs turned out Beautiful! I have never stenciled before, but thanks to Donna's inspiration(My Shabby Chateau) I picked up some Stencils at Home Depot. So I appreciate your tip on how to start with the Brush. The weather here is starting to warm up and I just can't wait to get outdoors for the Season and play~

Have a Wonderful Day!
HUggs, Nancy

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love those two rugs! You did an amazing job!

Donna said...

Oooh, la, la! Your rugs are tres chic, Celestina! What a terrific idea, your stencils are perfect, and as you say, you now have one of a kind rugs! I didn't know there was such a thing as fabric medium. I'll have to look for it so I can play with my paints and fabric, too! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Oh my goodness these are wonderful! I can never find a rug I like because they are either too plain or too busy. These are perfect! I need to pay Big Lots a visit and pick up a plain rug or two. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Oh my goodness these are wonderful! I can never find a rug I like because they are either too plain or too busy. These are perfect! I need to pay Big Lots a visit and pick up a plain rug or two. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week! ~Deborah

Vintage Paint and more... said...

What a great idea. I got hit with the stenciling but a couple weeks ago but, never thought of doing a rug... thank you for the inpsiration... Cathy

DeeDee said...

I love that you shared this with us how to do it... lovely lil rugs. and perfect fit for your home

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh I really like this! It would make such a delightful housewarming gift!

Donna said...

Hi Celestina,
I'm back again to say how much I love your gorgeous Frenchy rugs! Hoping that this message gets to you!

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

LOVE this project Celeste!! The possibilities are endless. The French and the Vintage styles are perfect for so many decors. You could even do a couple for holidays. Wouldn't it be fun to be greeted by a HO-HO-HO at Christmas time? I've seen stenciled rugs at very nice antique and craft shows and they always catch everyone's eye! You've inspired me to try this Celeste. Thanks for the great idea. My kids gave me a stenciled welcome mat for my birthday one year... it has a doxie on it wearing a French bere and says Bone Jour. One of my fav things!

Have a wonderful week Celeste!!
lots of love & hugs, Edie

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

I love the rugs - they are perfect and you would never find them in a store. Thanks ever so much for sharing this post. You clever girl!

Delvalina Wright said...

Oh I love this french rugs idea :) the fleur make it more beautiful.

Those rugs are inviting so I put this in my bucket list to do.

P.S I love the lace on the window. It's pretty!

Thanks for sharing this Calestina!


cynthia lee designs said...

Oh those rugs!! They look amazing. Thanks for sharing how you did these.

Valerie-Jael said...

These are beautiful, what a fantastic idea to make such unique rugs! Love them! Hugs, Valerie

Anonymous said...

These are lovely, Celeste. You are so very creative! Wishing you a day filled with many blessings.

La Petite Gallery said...

Dear Celeste, I think you are a fabulous talent. The Rugs are a fantastic idea. When I had my Design Studio I would have ordered a rug for sure. I am so impressed you
did the White house, twice.
We followed the same art path.
I am 77 yrs old so happy you are in the field. yvonne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Celeste! What a great idea! Sometimes the Frenchy looking rugs online or in stores can be expensive. How great that you can actually make up your own. I think that fabric medium is a plus to have on hand. I have that same Vintage stencil! : )

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Great way to add some charm to the ordinary!

farmhouse-story said...

love these. celeste! thanks for the creative idea--really dresses up the entry:)

Denise said...

So very beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I love it, its an amazing idea!!! I don't have the stencils but I know I could free hand it, you have me inspired!

Melanie said...

I like that so much! Making it is better than buying it to me! It is more satisfying. You have got to be a fun person to know, you remind me of a precious friend of mine. You both have the best ideas! Have a great weekend!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just beautiful! And looks like such fun! Dallas was rainy when we visited, but we got some down time with the kids. Lubbock reminds me a lot of ABQ for some reason. And the antiquing was great! Happy weekend!

WE said...

Creative one and looks very attractive. The step by step instruction easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.

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1CardCreator said...

Wow, Celeste, this is stunning! I love how you made this look so easy too. It really transforms that rug from boring to sensational. ~Diane

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Celestina Marie,

I am so impressed with all you do dear friend - the mats are amazing and love them.
Thanks for sharing and wishing you a wonderful weekend

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Love your French inspired rugs. How sweet to create them yourself. The stenciling is lovely and so ooh la la! xoxo

NanaDiana said...

Oh- I missed this and it is gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on it, Celestina Marie. xo Diana

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Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Celestina, you are so creative. I love the stenciled rug, and especially that it says "vintage." The red shoes on the rug adds a special touch to the pretty. You did a great job!

Have a good week ahead.


lala said...

Absolutely love it - great idea!!!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Celestina, You are just so smart! What a wonderful way to personalize a rug, and with a stencil, I might be able to do this. Visiting your blog today is giving me some great inspiration and motivation. Thank you. laurie

Anonymous said...

Another great idea!! I love stenciling and just finished some monogrammed burlap bags for our Easter table. Next on my list is the painted bucket you inspired, a milk can, and IF I build up enough courage, our dining table. ;)
Always leave your page SO inspired.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..