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Chalky Tropical Bamboo Rug

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

Chalky Tropical Bamboo Rug
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Chalky Tropical Bamboo Rug

designed by Katie Blevins

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

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.


Americana Decor® Accessories

  • Waxing & Finishing Brush (ADB01)

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Cameo (ADC10)
  • Enchanted (ADC16)
  • Legacy (ADC21)
  • New Life (ADC14)
  • Timeless (ADC04)
  • Treasure (ADC19)

Americana Decor® Crème Waxes

  • Clear (ADM01)
  • Deep Brown (ADM07)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Light Satin Varnish (ADM05)

Other supplies

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


NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Clean the rug thoroughly with glass cleaner.
    Step 0 Example
  2. 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.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Spray the back of the stencil with an all-purpose spray adhesive. Let dry until slightly tacky.
    Step 2 Example
  4. 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.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Repeat the previous step with Treasure, Cameo, Enchanted, and Legacy.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Cut out different-sized circles from the pattern.
    Step 5 Example
  7. With the stencil, randomly apply circles in New Life with a pouncer around the leaf shapes.
    Step 6 Example
  8. With the Waxing and Finishing Brush, apply Americana Decor Clear Crème Wax to the entire surface.
    Step 7 Example
  9. With the Waxing and Finishing Brush, apply Americana Decor Deep Brown Crème Wax to the entire rug. Allow 14 days for drying time.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Once completely dry, cover the entire rug in Light Satin Varnish. Let dry completely.
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