Accessories chevronrug

Published on December 15th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


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

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Jules Yap

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12 Responses to Chevron rug DIY

  1. Sara says:

    Hey – This looks great, but I wondered if you think the paint will flake if it has to be rolled up and driven to a different place? As planning on doing it before moving into my new home. Thanks

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  3. Anonymous says:

    very cute, I’ve been looking for a cost efficient Greek key or chevron rug for my living room and I just cant see spending 5000 on a rug the kids are going to get dirty and have to have it sent out to be cleaned! I have a customer who has several hand painted sisal carpets and the painting has faded slightly where the traffic area is high but I would think you could always touch it up as needed if it does. The carpet used here doesn’t look fluffy put looks as if it is piling is flat… Thanks for the DIY inspiration

  4. Anonymous says:

    what measurements did you use to make the template? I’m mathmaticly challenged :)

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the great blog! This was my version, I credited your blog as the original inspiration. :)

  6. Jess Farris says:

    I love this project! I included it in last week’s Link Love Chevron Roundup on FaveCraftsBlog:

  7. Anonymous says:

    Is it like hard and crunchy though?

  8. Mallory says:

    Very cool! I’d love to see how the paint holds up over time though – I’d worry about it flaking off and looking crappy after months of use…

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  10. Anonymous says:

    Nice Twin Peaks’ red curtain room pattern.

  11. vrensen says:

    that’s a great idea! how does it feel to walk barefootly over the painted parts of the rug? is it still fluffy?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Looks really nice!

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