Friday, March 16, 2012

$10 Stenciled rug with Cutting Edge Stencils and a giveaway!!!


Last week, Cutting Edge stencils was kind enough to send me a stencil of my choice to try out.
I spent too much time looking through all of their great stencil choices and I have to tell you, 
stencils are not what they used to be!

Remember the ugly bunnies and the flower basket wall stencils you could get in the 90's? 
There are none of those to be found.
phew!
Instead there are some great all over patterns 
Like this Zagora stencil

stencil-pattern

damask stencil

This beautiful Rabbat stencil
moroccan stencil design

And this one that I chose, 

wallpaper stencil

I took the stencil and made this beautiful custom rug for my den.
Wanna know the best part? 

 It only cost me $10 to make!


How you ask?
Well, I picked up this 5x6 rug at Big Lots for $10
It was the last rug they had and it was pretty sorry looking.
and that's saying something for a rug at Big Lots!
There wasn't a price on it, and after pointing out the flaws in the rug, the manager and I agreed upon $10.
can you tell it's been rolled up just a little too long?








I watched the quick how to stencil video from Cutting Edge Stencils
and got started.



I had some painters tape and used that to position the stencil to the rug.
In hindsight I could have spent more time thinking about the repeating pattern and how to place the stencil, but in keeping with my personality I went with random, cuz that's how I roll.


I had the perfect paint colors in my garage that I picked up FREE (my favorite word) 
from a local business.
The company is contracted to do painting in local area businesses and offices and when they have leftovers, they place it on a pallet outside for free.
There are so many great colors to choose from.
These are the two I picked for this project.
**the grey on the left was too light, so if you look at the other pictures, you can see I traded it in for a darker color for the actual project.

I also used the dense foam roller supplied by Cutting Edge
and some foam brushes I always have on hand.


I started painting and rolling on the rug and was really pleased with the results.


Four hours later, I had completed the rug.
I was amazed at how easy it was to use the stencil.
I didn't have to wash the stencil between uses
It wasn't messy
There was very little clean up
I didn't have to be too accurate with my placement...it all just fell into place
And the stencil made perfect crisp lines every time!


I found the perfect spot for the rug in my den.
I love how the yellow in the flowers matches the carpet.
I couldn't have planned that better!


My goal in decorating is always to make it look expensive without it being expensive.
I think I achieved that with this $10 rug don't you?


Thank you Cutting Edge Stencils!

And because Cutting Edge Stencils are so awesome, they are offering a $50 store credit to one of my fabulous readers.
One reader will get to choose their favorite stencil and have it shipped to them for free.
US residents only


This giveaway is only open to followers of Holy Craft so please only enter if you are following me.
If you aren't, what better time to start?!

Now let's get down to business.
Want to enter?

Head on over to Cutting Edge Stencils and leave me a comment on what stencil you would choose and what DIY project you will use it on.

Want an extra entry or two?

"Like" Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook and tell them Rachel sent you
and/or "pin" one of their stencils on Pinterest

This giveaway closes on Wednesday, March 21
A winner will be selected and announced on Thursday, March 22.

Good luck!









62 comments:

Artsy VaVa said...

I visited CES and I like the Turkish Tulip pattern. I have been wanting to stencil the floor on my screened porch.

Artsy VaVa said...

I LIKE CES on FB!

4you-withlove said...

AWESOME!!!

A (Daily) Woman said...

I would pick the Sakura and Butterflies and would put it in my bathroom.

A (Daily) Woman said...

Liked CES on FB laceyl

A (Daily) Woman said...

Repin a CES pin on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/171699804513562679/

NaDell Ransom said...

I follow you and like the HARLEQUIN TRELLIS ALLOVER STENCIL the best. There are so many to choose from. I had no idea they even made those!

Michelle said...

That is AMAZING! (Not trying to enter the giveaway, just had to gush about your wonderful rug.)

Jessie said...

I would have to choose a vine/tree stencil for the blank wall in my bedroom.

Thanks for the giveaway!

jess.alora[@]gmail[.]com

Jessie said...

I wrote on the cutting edge stencils facebook wall about you!

jess.alora[@]gmail[.]com

Jessie said...

I follow cutting edge stencils pins!

jess.alora[@]gmail[.]com

Sarah Takens said...

I am in LOVE with the Romance Kit! It's fantastic!

The Savvy Stager said...

I love the harlequin trellis stencil! Your rug turned out fabulous!

The Savvy Stager said...

I liked cutting edge stencils on Facebook!

MelissaJane said...

Man, I LOVE their stencils. And now I want to do a rug! I also want to try something like the allover trellis one on furniture.

MelissaJane said...

I like CES on FB!

Auva said...

Love the Allover paisley, I have a concrete floor just calling its name! I don't just like it I love Cutting Edge Stencils!

Auva said...

Love the Allover paisley, I have a concrete floor just calling its name! I don't just like it I love Cutting Edge Stencils!

valentinegirl said...

I really like the paisley wall art pattern. Following your blog!

valentinegirl said...

And I like them on fb, so count me for 2 entries. And pick me!!

cheapisbeautiful said...

I liked you on FB, I already liked Cutting Edge and have posted, not only that Rachel sent me, but that I'm to snag a stencil called zamira(an allover stencil). I am following you now(as ann.m.casey).
I really like the way the rug turned out... you certainly turned it into a jewel. Very nice job!

Teresa said...

I think I need the Julia stencil and make the same rug that you did.

Teresa said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils on fb.

JNW1016 said...

I am now one of your followers! I would like the Zagora stencil. I've been looking through stencil designs to paint and stencil my washer and dryer!!

JNW1016 said...

I ready like cutting edge stencils on Facebook. They are fabulous!

D said...

I would love to use the Zagora stencil on one wall in my guest room. Gorgeous!

creativeandcompletelycrazy said...

I would use Oasis Allover Stencil on my bedroom walls. It needs a major reno! Love that one!

creativeandcompletelycrazy said...

I already like them but I told them you sent me!

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

Oooo, hard choice, but I think I'd have to probably go with the houndstooth... or maybe the Rose Damask... or the Rabat... haha, like I said, it would be a hard choice!!
and I have been seeing these stenciled rugs all over pinterest, and my living room desperately needs a rug, so that's what I'd do too! :)
Mandy@Mandipidy.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

I pinned the Rabat one on my pinterest! :)

Lara said...

Love the Damask! Think I would start with the rug project for my duaghters room and living room!

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

Love their anna damask and nadya damask stencils. I am going to have a hard time picking one of those two, if I do win this giveaway. Oh, and I am going to use the stencil to jazz up a very blah and long corridor wall in my house.

Simba's Mom a.k.a. Sonali said...

And I already like CES on fb :) Yay!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The Anna Damask is my favorite and I would love to stencil pillows and some window treatments. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Your rug turned out wonderful! I have liked Cutting Edge Stencils on FB. I am also a follower of yours.

The Blakes said...

So many to choose from... I love the zinnia flower stencil! Thanks,
Marthablake3@gmail.com

Meg said...

This looks so cool! I love the 2 colors and using a rug is a fantastic idea! I totally need to do this for my living room. Great job!

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

I would LOVE to use the Morrocan Dream stencil on the walls of my pantry! Thanks for the chance.

the cape on the corner said...

that's awesome-you've really transformed that rug! i like any of the trellis designs.

the cape on the corner said...

i already like them on fb. thanks for offering this!

Kristin said...

I LOVE the zinnia grande stencil and am dying to use it in my daughter's new big girl room!! Thanks!!

Kristin said...

I liked them on FB and i pinned my favorite stencil on pinterest!

Nelly@Nellys Blah, Blah, Blah said...

I would choose the Casablanca stencil and use it on 3 4x8 panels to attach to my back porch stucco wall. The stucco is very rough and hard to stencil so the panels will be great and versatile....I may want to use them in a new spot later on! :)
Great rug by the way:)

Sara said...

I like the Entwined Allover stencil...so pretty!

Sara said...

I like CES on FB!!!

Jamie @ the Backless Shirt Blog said...

I'd love a stencil to use on my plain white tile that surrounds my fireplace. It could use a good sprucing up! I love Metro, Fusion, or Outside of the Box.
thanks for the opportunity.
Jamie

Natasha said...

Omgosh, I love love love the way that came out!! I'll have to remember this next time I get a good cheap Ikea rug

Selidji {agratefullady} said...

love the rabbat stencil!!!!

Selidji {agratefullady} said...

I like CES on facebook

Kristin said...

and i'm a new follower! whoo hoo!

Jessica said...

I love the craft size stencil! I would use it on some new pillows, for my new couches I'm getting. Love the way your rug turned out. Beautiful!

Camille said...

I love the Birds of Paradise Damask. And since we are house hunting I'm thinking window treatments, a rug, or even a wall in one of my girls' new room.

Camille said...

I like Cutting Edge Stencils on Facebook.

JoKnows said...

Amazing. That rug looks truly beautiful!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

You did SUCH an amazing job! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party this week! We can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

Take care,

Trish

Heidi Lisa said...

What a coincidence, I was just looking at their site the other day!

Love the rug, looks like you bought it!

I was looking at their tree stencils, wanting to stencil the tree and then hang family pictures in the branches....Still not sure yet though.....

Aloha a Hui Hou!

lynaeve said...

wow that rug is just awesome! I wish we had known about this a while ago. We bought a rug for 70 bucks that is pretty but yours looks way more cool.

lynaeve said...

I forgot to say which one on the last entry so I'll say it on this one. I like the whole tree branch wall art thing so I'd pick one of those. I liked them on fb.

lynaeve said...

I pinned a stencil on their site.

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an awesome idea! Thanks so much for the tutorial! I need to use this idea for my laundry room.

Sorry I missed the giveaway!

Thanks for linking to the party.

blessings,
karianne

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This came out so great. I pinned it...total sucker for a pic with a dog in it. :)

Barbara Whitehead said...

Cutting Edge Stencils just posted your blog info and photo - I saw this giveaway and was entering when it turns out it was 2012! LOL! I've been going back and forth between a few of their stencils - great products. You have a great blog and rug looks awesome, even if I am a year late.