Hello lovely people! And HAPPY NEW YEAR! I can’t believe it’s 2018! I don’t know about you but the new year has me craving fresh spaces in my home! Thing have been coming together in my kitchen and breakfast nook and I was hoping to purchase a rug to anchor that area. I wanted a natural fiber and white rug but I wasn’t finding one that I loved and what I was finding was a little above my budget. And then I remembered that I had an IKEA Lohals rug just hanging out upstairs in an extra bedroom. It was the perfect addition of softness for this area but I felt that it blended I to the floor color too much.
I decided to stencil a white stripe on each side that would form a border around the edge of the rug. I opted to use some of the Valspar Bistro White I have left over from painting our walls. I would recommend using an eggshell or flat finish (ours was eggshell).
I decided how wide I wanted the border to be and how far from the edge I wanted it. Instead of using a measuring tape I counted the rows of the jute knots. And then made sure I followed the row all the way down the rug with the edge of my tape. Once I taped off the area I used a super cheap chip brush and my paint to pounce the paint onto the stencil area.
I didn’t want a completely solid look and that was easy to achieve here. This look will also be a little kinder as the paint wears.
I uploaded the little video below to show just how I applied the paint.
And, here is my finished product! I love how the striped border corrals our breakfast nook and just grounds the area as a whole. This was such an EASY and quick project and it requires like no skill at all! A perfect way to update a plain Jute rug.