Thursday, December 15, 2011
Chevron rug DIY
Materials: Ikea Erslev rug, acrylic paint, tape, paintbrush, pencil
Description: After letting the rolled up rug relax for a few weeks to remove any kinks, I vacuumed and measured out my pattern.
I cut a "V" template out of a cardboard scrap, then started marking off the stripes using the template as a guide. I used green frog tape to tape off the lines, making sure to press firmly to avoid any seepage.
I mixed basic acrylic craft paint with textile medium at a 2:1 ratio as directed on the bottle, and went to painting.
I initially used a foam brush, which wasn't the best for coverage. After switching to a bristle brush, the paint was much more evenly applied.
I let it dry, removed the tape, and voila!
It cost me about $50 --much better than the Jonathan Adler alternative, and I got to customize the scale & color.
See more of the Chevron rug DIY.
~ Micki, Atlanta