Wednesday, June 30, 2010

DIY Chevron Rug

I LOVE this post from Little Green Notebook. This post was from her blog a few days ago and I had to share it with you.  One of her readers created this great chevron rug and I think we should all do the same. Here are the steps.

1. Find a jute rug either at Ikea or Homegoods (they are inexpensive and a good probability of finding one)

2. Start taping off a chevron pattern.
3. Pick out paint colors you like and start on your pattern. You can use just one color or as many as you like. This one has two colors and she is using a dry brush technique. I like the way it comes out.
4. This reader used clear tape to cover the places she left white, just in case of a little spill. Then let it dry and poof a new rug!
The total cost of this rug was about $36 dollars and about 3.5 hours of labor.
This little rug went in a nursery. I can't wait to dream up a space to put mine. What a great idea. Thanks Jenny at LGN. Here is the link to her story.

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