23.5.11

The Chevron Rug

So, I am total a herringbone fan and that's why I am loving these Chervon rugs out there. But, I also love the idea of being a able to create a rug design of my own. My inspiration came from the very talented, Dana, over at MADE. So here's what I did...

Supplies:

1. So I measured out little rectangles to my desired length and cut out over 200 pieces for this 3' x 4.5' rug. Then very carefully, I ironed all the little pieces to the rug with took HOURS (shiny side down). NOTE: for a 100% Olefin Rug or any other synthetic, keep the heat semi LOW when you begin so you don't melt the fibers of your rug.

2. Then paint your rug. I wasn't rug how successful this would be so I used fabric paint that I already had at home. You don't want the paint too watery. I used the brand Tulip (they make a different version that is softer that I will use next time):When you paint, try not to push the paint under the freezer paper. Let it dry.3. When it's dry, pull the freezer paper off.

4. And there it is. I made this for my son's room.


And when you buy the rug for $8.99 at Ross,
it makes the rug look super fabulous! :)
So, now I am in the search for a large enough blank canvas.
I am feeling so inspired by the following rugs...


9 comments:

- - Little Miss Martha - - said...

This looks awesome! I can't wait to try! I love that there was no bleeding through with the paint! That's what I'm always worried about!

Molly said...

Wow! Great job!

Kristy said...

I say it is totally RAD!! I am considering making one for my kids now :o)

montanachic said...

tres chic!

Robin @ our semi organic life said...

very cool! I was wondering how you made the pattern, I was thinking stencil or something but the paper seems much easier!

Jillian said...

I had no idea that you were doing this. I love it. You are such a talented person in so many ways. What a wonderful thing to share with all of us.

iconrugs said...

You have made this rug for your baby. So, I think it would be comfortable for children. It is good thought.
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navaneedh said...

My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!


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Jaci said...

Hallway Carpet Runner, here you come! Très Chic!

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