Floor cloths can be a stylish way of covering a large area without the expense of purchasing extra large carpets. If you are looking for a unique color theme, with a particular style in mind, custom painted floor rugs might be the way to go.
You can use large scale canvas drop cloths from Home Depot or a plain rug purchased from Ikea. Others have used vinyl remnants to make their painted rugs. Here are some tips for making your own rug from a canvas.
1. Set Up In A Room That Won’t Be Disturbed- Chances are a project like this will take more than a weekend to complete. You don’t want the kids or the family dog tracing their little prints across the cloth. Set up in a space that is dust-free and well-ventilated. Consider working in a garage or a room which you can close the door and open the window.
2. Shrink The Cloth- Canvas is made of 100 percent cotton, so needs to be preshrunk before painting. When purchasing canvas, it is suggested to allow yourself 8 extra inches in all directions for shrinkage and hemming. To shrink the canvas, soak the canvas by scrubbing hot water onto the entire surface. When the canvas has been evenly soaked, turn the canvas over, and wet the other side. Leave the canvas flat and allow it to dry completely for a day or two.
Leopard Print Floor Stencil- 16 wide x 16.4" high on a 19.5" x 19.5" plastic stencil sheet - here
Linen Stripes Wall and Floor Stencil -20" x 20" Stencil Sheet - here
Moroccan Wall and Floor Stencil -16 wide x 16" high on a 19.5" x 19.5" plastic stencil -here
Greenwich Key Floor Stencil -Actual Size: 16.4 wide x 16.4" high plastic stencil- here
Floral Punched Tin Wall and Floor Stencil - 17 high x 17 wide-here
Acacia Ikat Wall and Floor Stencil- 16.4 wide x 16.4" high - here
Holmby Hills Wall Painting Stencil - 17" wide x 17.98" high- here
Moroccan Stencils Template -12.9" x 9.05", Design size: 7.4" x 12.1" here
Floral Pattern Damask Stencil- Image size: 14.7"x 12.4" here
Millicent Allover Geometric Stencil Design size: 18.9" x 31.3"here
Geometric Art Deco Medallion- Actual Size: 15.6 wide x 15.6" high here
Brant Point Wall & Floor 14.7 wide x 16" high on a 19.5" x 19.5" plastic stencil sheet-here
Marrakesh Wall & Floor 17.75 wide x 17.9" high here
Amina Wall Painting Stencil -Actual Size: 18 wide x 15.89" high Amazon
Lobster Stencil - Small 9.9"x7.1" Design measures 8.3"x4.5" here
Compass bearing Stencil - Entire design size: 17"x 17" here
If you want to stencil fabrics, such as rugs, drapery, bedspreads, consider using Simply Spray Upholstery, which is a spray paint formulated to spray upholstery or textiles.
J BOUTIQUE STENCILS Lace With Blossom- Entire design size: 21.2"x 21.5",- Amazon
J Boutique Stencils Trellis Allover Stencil - Amazon
Geometric Stencil Madeleine- Stencil size: 39.3"x 23.6", Entire design size: 22.5"x 31.1" - Amazon
Navajo Arrows Allover Stencil - Design: 21"x22.9" Amazon
Triad Allover Stencil-Stencil size 21.5"x25.9" Amazon
Archery Allover Stencil-Design: 21.3"x32.4"Amazon
Hedgehogs Allover Wall Stencil -Design: 21.75"x23.2" Amazon