Chalky Tropical Bamboo Rug

Chalky Tropical Bamboo Rug

Posted by DecoArt on Jan 22nd 2016

Feel like you are in a tropical paradise with a decorative rug using Americana Decor® Chalky Finish paints.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • scissors
    • 2" flat brush
    • glass cleaner
    • cutting mat
    • craft knife
    • clean cloth
    • cardstock
    • 1" pouncer
    • spray adhesive
    • bamboo rug



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Clean the rug thoroughly with glass cleaner.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Print the provided stencil patterns onto cardstock. Cut the stencil with a craft knife. Trim the stencil so that there is an even 1" border all the way around it. Optional: Cut as many of these as needed to map out the design.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Spray the back of the stencil with an all-purpose spray adhesive. Let dry until slightly tacky.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Position the stencil and firmly press into the rug. With a 1" pouncer, apply Timeless to the stencil. While wet, carefully remove the stencil. Repeat randomly around the surface with the same color, spacing out between to allow for more colored leaves.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Repeat the previous step with Treasure, Cameo, Enchanted, and Legacy.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Cut out different-sized circles from the pattern.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. With the stencil, randomly apply circles in New Life with a pouncer around the leaf shapes.
    14. Instruction #7
    15. With the Waxing and Finishing Brush, apply Americana Decor Clear Crème Wax to the entire surface.
    16. Instruction #8
    17. With the Waxing and Finishing Brush, apply Americana Decor Deep Brown Crème Wax to the entire rug. Allow 14 days for drying time.
    18. Instruction #9
    19. Once completely dry, cover the entire rug in Light Satin Varnish. Let dry completely.


    Circle Pattern
    Leaf Pattern