I’ve got some fun Reader DIY posts lined up that I’m really excited about. First up is an amazing painted rug project!
Reader Miggy was inspired by this LGN post and by Nick Olson’s painted chevron rug. She picked up a $30 white flatweave rug from IKEA, similar to this one:
and got to work taping it up in a chevron pattern:
Then she used a dry brush technique and applied some regular latex paint in two different shades.
I love the effect of the dry brushing!
Miggy is using this rug in her daughter’s nursery. Can you believe the total cost was $36 and about 3.5 hours of labor? I love it.
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60 thoughts on “DIY Chevron Rug”
I was also inspired :)
Really love this one! Adding it to my DIY Round Up post today.
Luv this, I'm looking for an affordable solution and this will work with any pattern too!
Awesome! Do you have any tips on how to tape up the rug in an even pattern?
this is awesome!such a cool DIY post
I just found this post and love the idea, but I have a question for those of you who have made one last year… does the paint make the rug crunchy? And would it peel/chip if in a high traffic area over time?
LOVE this idea! Put it in my "favorites" list for further reference!
i like this idea- wondered if there was any way to treat the painted rug to make it more hard-wearing so that it doesn't get dingy with use?
Seriously brilliant! I think I have to do this! For reals. I got so excited I did a post of this beauty on my blog today. Thanks so much for sharing!!
I love this DIY! I have borrowed it and posted it on my blog, check it out! sararussellinteriors.blogspot.com