I love rugs, but I have yet to purchase one – but maybe I don’t have to find a perfect rug to buy. Maybe I can just MAKE one!
There’s two ways I (or you?) could do it:
DIY RUG METHOD 1: With a cheap plain rug and stencils and some paint.
Isn’t this rug the coolest? Natalie from San Francisco bought a rug from IKEA and made her own stencil by tracing a Moroccan tile. Then she used white fabric paint and voila, she has a beautiful rug that gives off a Madeline Weinrib vibe!
The top three are stencils from http://www.stencil-library.com. You can find the stencils I used here and here. The fourth one is a pattern from this Madeline Weinrib rug that I love – I could make my own stencil using this design.
That rug from IKEA also comes in three other colors (white, red, and dark gray) so you could copy Natalie and do the same thing! I might just do that for our game room…
DIY RUG METHOD 2: Get an upholstery fabric and glue it to a canvas dropcloth. Add a rug gripper under it. Sew up the ends. See the High-Heeled Foot in the Door blog for step-by-step instructions.
Wow. WOW. I would have never guessed that this rug started out as fabric! Now… what fabric could I use as a rug…? Let’s head over to Calico Corners!
Pretty awesome. The options are endless. Will you be trying one of these methods? I know I will!! (After we get back from our vacation, that is. A rug isn’t on our Countdown to Cancun list, unfortunately. Cry.)