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DIY Chevron Rug


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.

Do you have a submission for my Reader DIY series? Email me!

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  1. I love that! I remember seeing Nick's rug and thinking it looks a bit like sequins because of the wear. The dry brush technique makes it so much more interesting!

    When I get around to doing some DIY stuff here at the house I'll have to send it your way. :)

  2. My friend sent me this (we love it) and said 'can you just DIFM?' (do it for me….ha ha, no problem kate.) If you have no time, West Elm has some cute ones pretty cheap too. =)

  3. What a great idea. Interesting rugs can be so expensive. I would have never thought of this, but now I'm thinking maybe something fun the kitchen?

  4. Love this project! I've been looking for a rug for our nursery but haven't been able to find anything I like! Love the idea!

    – Maggie

  5. I love this! I'm in the need of a rug for a nursery myself…might have to give this a try. I just received my completed bumpers using that fabulous green Imperial Trellis I bought from you. I'll have to send you some pics when it's complete!
    Can't wait to see what's left in the series of DIYs!

  6. Very very cool!! I've been thinking about painting on my sisal runner, and this just gave me a push to try it!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

  7. I'm a big do-it-yourselfer & was planning on eventually attempting to paint a custom design on a rug. Thanks for the inspiration!

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