Tuesday, April 20, 2010

DIY Chevron Rug

One of my favorite parts of my most recent project has to be the rug I made. From the very beginning of the project I kept talking about how I was going to make the rug, blah, blah, blah then the time came to actually make it and I freaked out a bit, but in the end it really was super easy.

 



Here it is in all it’s glory:

 



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You will need the following supplies:

 



- 2 yards of fabric. I went with this fabric .



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- One 6 x 9 dropcloth. I picked mine up at Lowes for $10 bucks



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-5 x 8 Rug Gripper that I found a couple rows down at Lowes.



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-Aleene's Tacky Spray Glue



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Before you do anything make sure that your fabric and drop cloth is wrinkle free. I went to town with my iron and spray starch.

 



I started this project a million different ways and kept having bunching as I was trying to attach all the layers, but I finally found a great solution.

 



Find a piece of free flooring in your home and start layering your pieces.



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I  laid down my rug gripper first and smoothed it out, then the drop cloth and smoothed it out and finally my fabric right side  up and smoothed it out.

 



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Then with everything nice and smooth I lifted up my fabric half way to expose the drop-cloth.



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Then sprayed my drop cloth with Tacky Glue Spray. I let it sit for a couple of seconds and the slowly placed my fabric back on top smoothly out the wrinkles and bubbles as I went along.



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I then turned around and did the other half of rug the exact same way.

 



With the drop cloth and fabric secure I then flipped the rug over again with the rug gripper and started to place pins to secure it.



* I thought of using spray glue here also, but with the holes in the rug gripper I thought it would just be a big tacky mess.

 



I placed the pins  about 4 inches in from the edge.

 



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Now it was time to finish up the job. You need to fold over some of the fabric to the back in order to cover the rug gripper so that it doesn’t get stuck in the machine and you can get a nice finished edge. We used the peaks in the chevron as our marker so that we sewed a straight line.

 



* Because the fabric is 2 yards and the drop cloth is 6 x 9 and the rug gripper is 5 x 8. You will have to cut some pieces of excess fabric along the way.



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That is it! You are now all done!



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In my research online people that had painted on drop-cloths to use them as rugs recommended to apply poly gloss to protect it. I tried this out on a small piece of extra fabric and it turned a bit yellow so I didn’t do that step.

 



I would recommend picking up some Scotchgard to protect the fabric from spills and stains.



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All in the all this project cost $55

 



$25 for the fabric plus shipping


$20 for the rug gripper


$10 for the drop cloth

 



I already had thread at home for the the sewing machine and the spray glue.

 



If you haven’t already you can check out the rest of room here.



* I've gotten a couple of emails/comments asking about the weight of the fabric I used. This fabric is on the heavier side. I added the drop cloth because I wanted added weight to it. I would say the weight of the fabric I picked is about the same as the dropcloth.

I used a normal needle on the sewing machine.

I thought of using fusible interfacing, but it would have been more expensive than spray glue that I already had. If you don't mind ironing on the floor and have interfacing available then totally use it. I think it would work well.

With the three layers once it's sewn up it's actually really sturdy. It stays in place really well and with the scotchguard you have added protection.

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126 Comments:

OpenID efedesigns said...

Wow. This is probably the most awesome thing i've seen lately. I NEVER thought to DIY a rug, and am always astounded by how $$$ they are, and therefore continue to use rugs I dislike! I have visions for my office....Thanks for the tutorial!
-Kim

April 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM  
Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

that's pretty incredible and I love how you make it seem so easy :)

April 20, 2010 at 12:00 PM  
Blogger Scientific Housewife said...

Wow, I thought you bought that rug. I didn't realize you made it! Awesome!

April 20, 2010 at 12:01 PM  
Blogger Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

Amazing! I would have never thought to make my own rug, and you make it sound like something I might actually be able to do. And the apartment looks FANTASTIC by the way.

April 20, 2010 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger monique said...

wow! this is prob the easiest way to get my own chevron rug...i always like when i have seen others do it, but this makes it look good and acheivable....well done!

April 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM  
Blogger Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. said...

Thanks so much for sharing about the cookies! My husband is going to be so excited when I surprise him with them.

April 20, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

That is amazing! Did you have to use a bigger needle on your machine? I might have to try this.

April 20, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Risa West said...

one of the best DIY I have seen in a long time... i love it and am going to have to try it. really i have no more word for how fantastic I think this is...AMAZING!!!

April 20, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger Risa West said...

just checked ikea's website and they have rug grippers for under $10 don't know how the quality is but drops the price down a bit...

April 20, 2010 at 12:41 PM  
Anonymous Maggie Rose said...

You are seriously my diy hero! This is gorgeous!

Hmm, just one more reason for me to drool over the interiors section of the fabric store - I never have anything to reupholster, but I might have to make a rug!

The room as a whole looks beautiful, by the way. Lucky sis!

April 20, 2010 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger C'est La Vie said...

oh i LOVE IT!
i could use some of your skills...
your blog is adorible by the way

April 20, 2010 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Sugar said...

Wowza. I love it. I may have to steal this for my bedroom!! Awesome job.

April 20, 2010 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chic said...

get diy idea! Such an affordable option, you givnig my all kinds of ideas :)

and adding stain resistant is perfect

April 20, 2010 at 12:46 PM  
Blogger Chic Geek said...

Unbelievable! I have seen DIY chevron rugs done with spray paint but this is awesome!! How smart are you? Fabulous job lady!!

April 20, 2010 at 12:53 PM  
Blogger Punctuation Mark said...

very cool idea... have a nice one!

April 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

i wish you had accidently made two identical rugs and were desperately trying to get rid of 1...I would be a sweet friend and take it off your hands.

It turned out sooo great. You did a fantastic job & I will be making one someday. When "someday" rolls around I'll be sure to email you some pics!!

<3
Jen

April 20, 2010 at 12:55 PM  
Blogger Aileen said...

Camila, the rug and room look great! You did such a good job!! Daniela and the girls are lucky ladies! Come to DC soon!!

ps. Aleene's Spray Glue would be better if it was Aileen's hehe.

April 20, 2010 at 12:58 PM  
Blogger Carnan said...

This is absolutely brilliant and probably my new favorite DIY project ever!

April 20, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger Centsational Girl said...

Totally AWESOME !!! I am so inspired to create a rug with fabric now, you rock my world girl !!!!

xoxo
Kate

April 20, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Fiona said...

Everything looks so amazing! You will have another UES project soon :)

April 20, 2010 at 1:15 PM  
Blogger Alexandra Rae said...

Love it. Nice pictures too. I would never have thought to use fabric like that for a rug. Now my mind is whirling with options. I'm going to do one for my ever in-progress office. :))

April 20, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger The Brick Cottage said...

That is amazing! I had no idea that a rug could be DIY'ed. Plus it's beautiful and doesn't look like a DIY project.

April 20, 2010 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Wow, as everyone else has said! This is great, love the way it looks in the room. I got a kick out of the opening paragraph of this post! :)
Janell

April 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Anonymous Alida@IMakeStuff said...

I SOOO wish I had seen this sooner! I have been agonizing because I couldn't find a rug that matches the decor for my craft room. This would be perfect!

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

April 20, 2010 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Could you use fusible interfacing instead of the glue, since you've got the iron out anyway? Looks great and I may steal the idea for my son's room.

April 20, 2010 at 2:17 PM  
Blogger Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

One of the best diy ideas I've ever seen. This one will be copied by the masses. How generous of you to share the idea.

April 20, 2010 at 2:38 PM  
Blogger C @ Project Pretty said...

Camilla, I bow down in admiration! Hats off to you, girl. It looks FANTASTIC!

April 20, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger LindsB said...

Such a great DIY- I am totally going to have to try this with some fabric I love- you are always coming up the best ideas!

April 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM  
Blogger Camryn said...

You are pretty amazing. I am so impressed with your design prowess! I love your taste. I spend 90 minutes this weekend going through your blog and have found so many great things through you!

Thank you for sharing!

April 20, 2010 at 2:46 PM  
Blogger Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

This is very impressive. Looks awesome!

April 20, 2010 at 2:51 PM  
Anonymous Sarah @ Dream In Domestic said...

Awesome! I may do this as an inexpensive way to freshen up my apartment!

April 20, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Elisa @ whatthevita said...

Awesome tutorial.. I am going to try to do this in my house! THANK YOU

April 20, 2010 at 4:26 PM  
Blogger MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Girl, you are UH-MA-ZING! I think it's a brilliant idea, and it looks fantastic! Kudos on another killer DIY!

April 20, 2010 at 4:40 PM  
Blogger layersofmeaning said...

Wow! Awesome project. I might have to try this one.

April 20, 2010 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Alex said...

This is a really great DIY! We're going to be getting a new house soon and this is certainly something I'm going to do! For like every room in my house!

April 20, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Design Darling said...

might have to steal this idea — it turned out amazing!

April 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger Pemberley said...

Wow I can't believe this one. What a great DIY. You can change your rug with every season. Really well done.

April 20, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Renee (eatliveshop.com) said...

wow great diy!! i've never thought about making a rug but it looks great! and there are soooo many more cool fabric options compared to rugs!

April 20, 2010 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Sabbe said...

Love it Camilla! Let us know how it holds up. Great idea!

April 20, 2010 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Chic Coles said...

I would love to try this...I have an obsession with Chevron.

April 20, 2010 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Cupcake Interiors said...

I am so amazed! I can't wait to do this now... my mind is whirling with runners and new kitchen mats.

April 20, 2010 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

This is an awesome post!!!! I need rugs for my new house! Instead I will be making some! I am soooo excited!

April 20, 2010 at 9:32 PM  
OpenID inthetweeds.com said...

BRIL-LI-ANT. Seriously. I LOVE IT! What a clever idea! I can't wait to recreate it one of these days. Go you!

April 21, 2010 at 12:54 AM  
Anonymous Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

Brilliant! Now I want one!

April 21, 2010 at 9:33 AM  
Anonymous Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Impressive, my dear. As always.

April 21, 2010 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger beki said...

That is so clever! I'm definitely going to try this one day.

April 21, 2010 at 10:11 AM  
Blogger Karena said...

You are a genius!! I would never have thought of this!! It looks absolutely perfect and I love the design. I will definitely try this!!

Karena
Art by Karena

April 21, 2010 at 11:05 AM  
Blogger Averill said...

It looks incredible Camila -- I'm so impressed!

I'd think an outdoor fabric would be a good choice for this kind of project as well...maybe you could even skip the Scotch guard?

April 21, 2010 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

that is pure genius!! i have been searching for just the right rug {that didn't break the bank} for our bedroom - and i think i just found my answer!!! i will definitely be attempting this, thanks so much for sharing! i am a new follower and i even blogged about and credited your genius-ness!! :) Check it out!
http://firstcomeslovethencomesmarriagethen.blogspot.com/

April 21, 2010 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger bluehydrangea said...

Are you kidding me?? this is so amazing!!

April 21, 2010 at 1:50 PM  
Anonymous Alison @ My Design Dreams said...

Incredible idea! I cannot wait to try this at home. Now if only I can find a large plot of unoccupied floor space...

April 21, 2010 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger Cashon&Co said...

fabulous. best DIY project i've seen in a LONG time, plus i love the choice of fabric you went with!

April 23, 2010 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

um...this is pretty dang awesome!

April 23, 2010 at 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome except for the Scotchguard. It's DEADLY toxic.

April 24, 2010 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Camila this is AWESOME!!!! I am beyond impressed.

April 24, 2010 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Claiming Our Space said...

What a great DIY. I have been looking for options for our dining room rug since it needs to be at least 12x15. I never thought about using fabric to create exactly what I need. And I can piece together several pieces to get just the size I need.

April 24, 2010 at 9:08 PM  
Blogger Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love this project! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

April 25, 2010 at 12:53 AM  
Blogger michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Love, Love, Love this!! We featured you at Someday Crafts, so come on over and grab a button!!

www.somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

April 27, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Jen C. said...

Oh my goodness! I was thinking of even just using a plain drop cloth in one room - but this takes the vote! Love it! Did you use an indoor/outdoor fabric? I think that is what I will try to do as we have a dog, kiddos, husband - well, you know how it is! Thanks for sharing!

April 28, 2010 at 11:37 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

So excited to cover some yucky carpet. Thanks for the inspiration.

April 28, 2010 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger sarah @ realestatestyle said...

this is really impressive! would like to try in my home office, i need a weird sized rug. anyway, love the fabric and the finished result!

May 3, 2010 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Aja said...

OMG! This is totally awesome! Love the chevron print you chose, fabulous job.

May 12, 2010 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Where was this a few weeks ago before I spent $500 on our new living room rug?

Good news is I still need a rug for the dining room & I def. think I'm going with this idea!

May 20, 2010 at 1:43 AM  
Anonymous braided area rugs said...

Amazing! I can't wait to go and make my own! This is going to be exciting.

June 8, 2010 at 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Kerri@Treschiclifestyle said...

Love the rug! Cannot believe you did it yourself (I only say that because I cannot do anything like that - at least I do not seem to have the patience!)

July 1, 2010 at 4:52 PM  
Anonymous Kerri@Treschiclifestyle said...

Love the rug! Cannot believe you did it yourself (I only say that because I cannot do anything like that - at least I do not seem to have the patience!)

July 1, 2010 at 4:53 PM  
Blogger .carolyn. said...

this is absolutely amazing. i have been scouring for the perfect chevron rug and never thought to just make it! ahhhh brilliant. thanks so much :)

July 7, 2010 at 11:18 AM  
Anonymous selena@howaboutcookie said...

so brilliant! i saw this posted on Apartment Therapy and hopped on over here. Very creative.

July 7, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger lush bella said...

this is fabulous!

July 8, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger C.R.A.F.T. said...

love this rug idea!!! i'm featuring you in the next week or so!!

July 23, 2010 at 12:54 PM  
Blogger a blonde and a brunette said...

Wow, I most definitely have to give this a try!

August 12, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger feathermar said...

Um, you are my hero! Now I will make a gabillion rugs!

August 13, 2010 at 1:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful idea! I would make it for my home. But I have dog and cat. Could I vacuum that rug? Or wash it in the washing machine?
Thank you!
Mara

August 18, 2010 at 2:54 AM  
Blogger Grace said...

I find your DIY chevron rug fantastically done! I never knew that you can use those to create something like that. In my case, I only have an area rug that's usually stained by my dog's poo, but thankfully, there are various carpet cleaners (Portland, Oregon located) that can manage to get rid of hard to remove stains.

I am very lucky that one of my friends has recommended me to the guys who does awesome carpet cleaning in Portland, and I also do the same to my other friends who shares the same problems as I do.

November 24, 2010 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Wow! I've been wanting a chevron rug but hesitating on the price. I love what you did. Did you consider making it washing machine friendly? I'm wondering if I fused the top two layers together and hemmed it, if I could machine wash that and if it would stay put on the rug liner...
You've got me thinking!

November 30, 2010 at 1:12 AM  
OpenID seattlefarmette said...

such a good idea, thank you for the tutorial!! I am definitely going to do this if we successfully buy the house we're after...! :)

December 2, 2010 at 8:55 AM  
Blogger Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

This is awesome! I never would have known you made this! I'm looking for a zig zag rug for my dining room- if I knew how to use my darn sewing machine I might of given this a try ;)

xo- Carmel

December 17, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Anonymous Sally said...

I am definitly making this rug. I need a rug with a wider width? Can you suggest a site for similar fabric, but wider width.

December 20, 2010 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Tracey said...

This is awesome! We have been trying to find a rug large enough for our living room without going broke...

My question is, could you piece fabric together to make a large rug? We need something about 10x14 or close to.

December 20, 2010 at 6:54 PM  
Anonymous Alberto @ Tampa Carpet Cleaning said...

Thats a great DIY. I like how it looks easy and might not be expensive depending on the materials you choose. A tip a carpet cleaner in Tampa gave me is to think about the cleaning of the same when i choose the materials. He says some fabrics and materials might transfer color when cleaning.

January 10, 2011 at 9:58 AM  
Anonymous Corona carpet cleaning said...

Perfect and beautiful. I want to recreate a chevron rug and you make it sound like something I might actually be able to do. Thanks for sharing.

January 21, 2011 at 1:50 AM  
Anonymous Sarah Jane said...

What a great idea! Doing a DIY Chevron Rug Round Up for my blog. Will definitely add this!

February 3, 2011 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I'm a little late to your rug DIY party, but I am so excited! I just ran out and bought an upholstery remanent which has the perfect weight and texture. I've been looking for a rug for weeks for my office and now I have the perfect size and color for half the price! Love it! Thank you!!!

February 15, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

I'm a little late to your rug DIY party, but I am so excited! I just ran out and bought an upholstery remanent which has the perfect weight and texture. I've been looking for a rug for weeks for my office and now I have the perfect size and color for half the price! Love it! Thank you!!!

February 15, 2011 at 10:50 AM  
Anonymous Ansley said...

Thanks for a super DIY! The rug in the inspiration room for my guestroom is $1k and I'd never spend that much! My one concern is if the rug is stiff at all? Would I be able to easily roll it up when we move (hubby is military) without damaging it? Also, I found the perfect pattern, but it is chenille upholstery fabric...how do you think that would do on the floor?

March 1, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger KristaRenee said...

amazing!! thanks for posting such a detailed description of it too (:

March 21, 2011 at 11:51 AM  
Anonymous Ashley@ DesignBuildLove.co said...

what a totally awesome, uniquely made rug!!! I LOVE it! (Coming to you via Hernando House!)

April 20, 2011 at 5:05 PM  
Blogger SheekGeek said...

I wish I had the gumption to go with such bold color choices! One day...until day then I'll blog about it... I used this as a feature on my DIY rug roundup post [url]http://sheekgeek.org/2011/jessicasheekgeek/diy-home-rug-roundup[/url].

May 16, 2011 at 11:15 PM  
Blogger SheekGeek said...

I wish I had the gumption to go with such bold color choices! One day...until day then I'll blog about it... I used this as a feature on my DIY rug roundup post at http://sheekgeek.org/2011/jessicasheekgeek/diy-home-rug-roundup

Cheers,
Jessica

May 16, 2011 at 11:16 PM  
Blogger nullgraph said...

Looks great! But how do you clean it?

June 11, 2011 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger O'Darlin said...

Hey There, I LOVE this tutorial, I am about move and can't wait to make one for my new place. I also wanted to let you know that I have featured your project with a Twin Peaks twist in a blog post of mine over at www.odarlin.com . Keep up the awesome work, I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

xoDominique

June 11, 2011 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Marfie said...

I have always loved doing things myself. I have never seen this project before now. I have painted rugs on linoleum but I love this idea much better. Thanks for sharing.

June 23, 2011 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Great idea! I made one tonight, and it only took half an hour, and I had all the materials at home. I love it!
http://mama-hen-jenn.blogspot.com/2011/06/diy-fabric-rug.html

June 27, 2011 at 9:11 PM  
OpenID creativeblossoming said...

This was a fairly simple project, but your directions helped a lot. I love this idea because it makes it so much easier to find a coordinating color for your decor. I made my own version with some outdoor canvas and used shelf liner for the backing, which works pretty swell. Thanks for sharing!

http://creativeblossoming.wordpress.com/2011/07/24/diy-mosaic-wall-decor/#more-1316

July 24, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Colleen said...

this project is increadible...i am just blown away...I do have a quick question though...instead of using a sewing machine can you possibly use no-sew hem tape to secure the outside edges?

July 26, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how much sewind did you do? Did you sew on just the edges? Did you do any sewing in the inside part of the rug to make sure it stayed secure all the way thru? Cheryl K

August 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM  
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October 19, 2011 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

This is really a great idea. It's so cool that I shared the link on my blog: http://cinderelladuty.blogspot.com/. Thanks so much for posting!

October 19, 2011 at 4:47 PM  
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November 3, 2011 at 1:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Camila,

You have made my night! Am looking for a rug idea for my son's pirate-themed room. He wants blue, so it looks like the ocean. You can imagine my delight at finding an idea that will let me get creative and save $$$ on what essentially will be a large blue playspot.

Thank you so much!!!
Melissa

November 29, 2011 at 9:48 PM  
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Anonymous Alex said...

Just came across this via Apartment Therapy (a little late I know) and you literally saved me about $350. I was going to attempt a painted rug but this is by far more up my alley.

February 5, 2012 at 9:09 PM  
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February 10, 2012 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Inspire Me Heather said...

Whaa??? Your rug is just gorgeous, you've done a lovely job! I have this linked to my rugs post too today, for inspiration!

February 17, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Shanna C. said...

Wow, WOw, WOW!!! Just moved into a new home and the basement is going to be used as a playroom, sewing and craft area and additional living and office area. I've been looking for a couple weeks now for some rugs, even considered Craigslist. Always too pricey and a little sketchy...eeeek! This is more than perfect. For a week now I've been thinking, "Can't I just make my own rug?" Well, thank you, yes I can!!! Now, I will be able to do the entire basement for the cost of one large rug...actually, half of that large rug. Plus, I'll be able to have what I want! This is huge!

I do have one question, did you sew the two yards of fabric together before placing it? I'm assuming you did but I just didn't see that instruction.

Thank you and you will definitely be seeing this on my blog with a link-up to this tutorial. You just saved my sanity!

Thanks again!

Shanna
mommacdesigns.blogspot.com

May 14, 2012 at 11:16 AM  
Anonymous Danielle said...

I totally love the idea of making your own floor cloth. I've been trying to steer away from rug and carpet because they trap dirt so easily. Now, have you tried washing your floor cloth? How did it turn out?

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August 1, 2012 at 6:23 AM  
Blogger restlessrisa said...

I made my own and linked back to you!!!

http://restlessrisa.blogspot.com/2012/08/diy-ikat-rug.html

Thanks for the inspiration!

<3

Risa

August 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Shellie Yeomans said...

I have a rug that I got for very cheap and instead of buying all the other stuff would I be able to use this rug to cover with chevron material, if so it has alot of dark colors so what could I lay under it to block out those to not show through the chevron fabric? Love this!!

August 26, 2012 at 9:28 PM  
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They do may a poly"crilic" that is a water based, crystal clear sealer. Very low odor and won't yellow. I'm wondering how that would compare to the scotchguard. Has anyone tried it?

January 10, 2013 at 4:51 PM  
Blogger Stephanie Finkel said...

Thumbs up guys your doing a really good job. country braided rugs

March 4, 2013 at 1:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see you folded over the ends, and sewed, but what did you do to the long sides?

March 5, 2013 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger marufhosen said...

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April 14, 2013 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Lenka said...

I love this idea because it makes it so much easier to find a coordinating color for your decor.
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May 3, 2013 at 12:59 AM  
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May 5, 2013 at 5:55 AM  
Blogger Karly Mittens said...

For a country style space, a braided rug may be the fantastic selection. Even though it has a country really feel, an oval braid rug is also slightly sophisticated. Cautious vacuuming is usually a must with this sort of rug, given that a effective vacuum can loosen the threads that hold the braids together.

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May 9, 2013 at 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Jess @ Lesniak Oriental Rugs said...

This is an awesome rug, pretty colors and print!

May 30, 2013 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Val said...

It looks great...can you tell me if it is comfortable to stand on? Im looking to make something like this to put by the sink for washing dishes. Thanks!

September 22, 2013 at 4:26 PM  
Anonymous Skyline Canada said...

Wow, what a nice rug I would have never guessed that it was homemade. I might recommend this to be used with a portable display sometime.

January 28, 2014 at 5:47 PM  
Blogger dustin said...

Very good article we use these at our Trade show displays in Toronto

March 6, 2014 at 12:57 PM  
Anonymous June Huston said...

You did it by yourself??? You are amazing! I'll never guess this rug is homemade!!! I love it!

November 3, 2014 at 9:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is now a new concern for the toxicity of Scotchgard. The ingredients in Scotchgard, manufactured by 3M since 1948, belong to a large family of chemicals that degrade to form a chemical called perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS.

February 22, 2015 at 11:48 PM  
Anonymous Jim C said...

Wow, How is the rug holding up to traffic.

July 11, 2015 at 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing this. I've looked at all kinds of ways and lots of ideas on pinterest to make a long rug for a long entryway. ...too expensive to buy a long one. Looked at the painting of drop cloths etc., but THIS is the first one I know will work for me! Thanks!!

October 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM  
Blogger Joffery Stark said...

Rugs are very versatile thing for decoration, ,It give very good look on floor as well it also give same look on wall. Thank you for sharing. I really like your blog.
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