Easy #DIY area rug. Forget paying $ 50-100+ for a rug! Buy a cheap one and decorate it yourself. This woman used a plain rug from Lowe's (only $ 24.98!), a stencil and white acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby (on sale!), and a foam roller. There are so many different color/#design combinations you can use to inexpensively create a unique rug for your room. Easy on the eyes / easy on your #budget !
DIY: dramatic floor stencils-- Rather than prime the area first and then paint over it, she saved a step by just using primer (I could tint it)! A protective coat of polyurethane was applied on top of the stencils. Painting the stencils took her two days.
Here is an example of stencilling where no paint is used. Rather, you stencil with varnish, and then stain. The stain doesn't 'take' to the place where the varnish is (so it comes out clear wood color). This is delicate and pretty.