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04 June, 2013

DIY French Grain Sack Rug

Here’s another one of those projects I have had in the back of my mind for a while…my French grain sack rug. I have had a seagrass rug for a while now that always seemed to need a little spiffing up.

Baby KittyAs usual, my co-host Baby Kitty had a suggestion…why not frenchify it with the grain sack stencil that he helped me make three years ago!

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Grain Sack PillowWe used the stencil to make my French grain sack pillow and, although I often change my pillows, this one has had a permanent place in my home ever since. 

Paint ColorsI started by mixing three colors of paint…light blue, dark blue and soft achieve the color that I wanted. I dampened a sea sponge to soften it and then used a paper towel to dry it as much as possible.

CONFESSIONS OF A PLATE ADDICT French Grain Sack Rug Tutorial Then here’s what I did:
  1. I taped off two one inch lines using painter’s tape.
  2. I used the sponge to fill in between the tape lines. 
  3. When the paint was dry, I removed the tape. The lines were not perfect, but I knew that with the highly-textured seagrass, I would have to accept that. Anyway…grain sacks are not perfect, right?
  4. Finally, I sprayed the back of the grain sack stencil with repositionable spray adhesive and then placed it in the center of the rug. I used the sponge to dab on the paint.

And here you have it. I think I like it! It adds just the right amount of texture to my hallway and, of course, you know I love me some frenchiness, too! of was free!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my French grain sack rug! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
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  1. Love it, Debbie. What a great job-I suppose I should give a hand of applause to your helper? That should hold up nicely, too! xo Diana

  2. Beautiful!! Baby Kitty loves it, too, I'm sure! :)


  3. You are so clever! I wish you lived down the street from me!

  4. You always have the best ideas! Can't wait to try this.

  5. Debbie, this is so pretty. What a super idea. I love it. Hugs, Marty

  6. So pretty! I have a Frenchy stencil and I've never thought about using it on a rug!

  7. wow Debbie...what an are a genious in my book. PINNED!

  8. Debbie, it is getting very French at your house. I love it.

  9. LOVE this Debbie!!! I am saving this for sure.


  10. This might well be my favorite project yet!



  11. Debbie,
    A M A Z I N G results!!!
    Love that it co~ordinates with the pillow!!!

  12. You are simply amazing. I love everything that you do.

  13. I've got one of those fringed cotton rugs we used to stencil leftover from the 90s. You've given me the perfect idea. Thanks!

  14. A timely post for me...I have an outdoor rug that I want to stencil. It's not woven but rather a short clipped nap, does that make sense? Any suggestions from anyone what paint to use for an outdoor rug? Been looking at it for 3 weeks trying to decide what to use.

  15. It turned out WONDERFUL! Nice job...I want one! ;)

  16. Great idea...I've been thinking about doing towels and pillows with the grain sack idea, but had never though of making a rug!


  17. Debbie, Great idea and the rug turned out great!
    I appreciate you sharing this at the Open House party.


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie