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DIY Chevron Rug

  1. efedesigns says:

    Wow. This is probably the most awesome thing i've seen lately. I NEVER thought to DIY a rug, and am always astounded by how $$$ they are, and therefore continue to use rugs I dislike! I have visions for my office….Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Helena - A Diary of Lovely says:

    that's pretty incredible and I love how you make it seem so easy 🙂

  3. Scientific Housewife says:

    Wow, I thought you bought that rug. I didn't realize you made it! Awesome!

  4. Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. says:

    Amazing! I would have never thought to make my own rug, and you make it sound like something I might actually be able to do. And the apartment looks FANTASTIC by the way.

  5. monique says:

    wow! this is prob the easiest way to get my own chevron rug…i always like when i have seen others do it, but this makes it look good and acheivable….well done!

  6. Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip. says:

    Thanks so much for sharing about the cookies! My husband is going to be so excited when I surprise him with them.

  7. Nikki says:

    That is amazing! Did you have to use a bigger needle on your machine? I might have to try this.

  8. Risa West says:

    one of the best DIY I have seen in a long time… i love it and am going to have to try it. really i have no more word for how fantastic I think this is…AMAZING!!!

  9. Risa West says:

    just checked ikea's website and they have rug grippers for under $10 don't know how the quality is but drops the price down a bit…

  10. Maggie Rose says:

    You are seriously my diy hero! This is gorgeous!

    Hmm, just one more reason for me to drool over the interiors section of the fabric store – I never have anything to reupholster, but I might have to make a rug!

    The room as a whole looks beautiful, by the way. Lucky sis!

  11. C'est La Vie says:

    oh i LOVE IT!
    i could use some of your skills…
    your blog is adorible by the way

  12. Sugar says:

    Wowza. I love it. I may have to steal this for my bedroom!! Awesome job.

  13. Mrs. Chic says:

    get diy idea! Such an affordable option, you givnig my all kinds of ideas 🙂

    and adding stain resistant is perfect

  14. Chic Geek says:

    Unbelievable! I have seen DIY chevron rugs done with spray paint but this is awesome!! How smart are you? Fabulous job lady!!

  15. Punctuation Mark says:

    very cool idea… have a nice one!

  16. Jen says:

    i wish you had accidently made two identical rugs and were desperately trying to get rid of 1…I would be a sweet friend and take it off your hands.

    It turned out sooo great. You did a fantastic job & I will be making one someday. When "someday" rolls around I'll be sure to email you some pics!!


  17. Aileen says:

    Camila, the rug and room look great! You did such a good job!! Daniela and the girls are lucky ladies! Come to DC soon!!

    ps. Aleene's Spray Glue would be better if it was Aileen's hehe.

  18. Carnan says:

    This is absolutely brilliant and probably my new favorite DIY project ever!

  19. Centsational Girl says:

    Totally AWESOME !!! I am so inspired to create a rug with fabric now, you rock my world girl !!!!


  20. Fiona says:

    Everything looks so amazing! You will have another UES project soon 🙂

  21. Alexandra Rae says:

    Love it. Nice pictures too. I would never have thought to use fabric like that for a rug. Now my mind is whirling with options. I'm going to do one for my ever in-progress office. :))

  22. The Brick Cottage says:

    That is amazing! I had no idea that a rug could be DIY'ed. Plus it's beautiful and doesn't look like a DIY project.

  23. Isabella & Max Rooms says:

    Wow, as everyone else has said! This is great, love the way it looks in the room. I got a kick out of the opening paragraph of this post! 🙂

  24. Isabella & Max Rooms says:

    Wow, as everyone else has said! This is great, love the way it looks in the room. I got a kick out of the opening paragraph of this post! 🙂

  25. Alida@IMakeStuff says:

    I SOOO wish I had seen this sooner! I have been agonizing because I couldn't find a rug that matches the decor for my craft room. This would be perfect!


  26. amanda says:

    Could you use fusible interfacing instead of the glue, since you've got the iron out anyway? Looks great and I may steal the idea for my son's room.

  27. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle says:

    One of the best diy ideas I've ever seen. This one will be copied by the masses. How generous of you to share the idea.

  28. C @ Project Pretty says:

    Camilla, I bow down in admiration! Hats off to you, girl. It looks FANTASTIC!

  29. LindsB says:

    Such a great DIY- I am totally going to have to try this with some fabric I love- you are always coming up the best ideas!

  30. Camryn says:

    You are pretty amazing. I am so impressed with your design prowess! I love your taste. I spend 90 minutes this weekend going through your blog and have found so many great things through you!

    Thank you for sharing!

  31. Susie @ Maddie's Nest says:

    This is very impressive. Looks awesome!

  32. Sarah @ Dream In Domestic says:

    Awesome! I may do this as an inexpensive way to freshen up my apartment!

  33. Elisa @ whatthevita says:

    Awesome tutorial.. I am going to try to do this in my house! THANK YOU

  34. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    Girl, you are UH-MA-ZING! I think it's a brilliant idea, and it looks fantastic! Kudos on another killer DIY!

  35. layersofmeaning says:

    Wow! Awesome project. I might have to try this one.

  36. Alex says:

    This is a really great DIY! We're going to be getting a new house soon and this is certainly something I'm going to do! For like every room in my house!

  37. Design Darling says:

    might have to steal this idea — it turned out amazing!

  38. Pemberley says:

    Wow I can't believe this one. What a great DIY. You can change your rug with every season. Really well done.

  39. Renee ( says:

    wow great diy!! i've never thought about making a rug but it looks great! and there are soooo many more cool fabric options compared to rugs!

  40. Stephanie Sabbe says:

    Love it Camilla! Let us know how it holds up. Great idea!

  41. Chic Coles says:

    I would love to try this…I have an obsession with Chevron.

  42. Cupcake Interiors says:

    I am so amazed! I can't wait to do this now… my mind is whirling with runners and new kitchen mats.

  43. Becky says:

    This is an awesome post!!!! I need rugs for my new house! Instead I will be making some! I am soooo excited!

  44. says:

    BRIL-LI-ANT. Seriously. I LOVE IT! What a clever idea! I can't wait to recreate it one of these days. Go you!

  45. Liz @ It's Great To Be Home says:

    Brilliant! Now I want one!

  46. Bailey@ peppermintbliss says:

    Impressive, my dear. As always.

  47. beki says:

    That is so clever! I'm definitely going to try this one day.

  48. Karena says:

    You are a genius!! I would never have thought of this!! It looks absolutely perfect and I love the design. I will definitely try this!!

    Art by Karena

  49. Averill says:

    It looks incredible Camila — I'm so impressed!

    I'd think an outdoor fabric would be a good choice for this kind of project as well…maybe you could even skip the Scotch guard?

  50. Sarah says:

    that is pure genius!! i have been searching for just the right rug {that didn't break the bank} for our bedroom – and i think i just found my answer!!! i will definitely be attempting this, thanks so much for sharing! i am a new follower and i even blogged about and credited your genius-ness!! 🙂 Check it out!

  51. bluehydrangea says:

    Are you kidding me?? this is so amazing!!

  52. Alison @ My Design Dreams says:

    Incredible idea! I cannot wait to try this at home. Now if only I can find a large plot of unoccupied floor space…

  53. Cashon&Co says:

    fabulous. best DIY project i've seen in a LONG time, plus i love the choice of fabric you went with!

  54. Cashon&Co says:

    fabulous. best DIY project i've seen in a LONG time, plus i love the choice of fabric you went with!

  55. Melissa says:

    um…this is pretty dang awesome!

  56. Anonymous says:

    Awesome except for the Scotchguard. It's DEADLY toxic.

  57. Haven and Home says:

    Camila this is AWESOME!!!! I am beyond impressed.

  58. Claiming Our Space says:

    What a great DIY. I have been looking for options for our dining room rug since it needs to be at least 12×15. I never thought about using fabric to create exactly what I need. And I can piece together several pieces to get just the size I need.

  59. says:

    I love this project! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

  60. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    Love, Love, Love this!! We featured you at Someday Crafts, so come on over and grab a button!!

  61. Jen C. says:

    Oh my goodness! I was thinking of even just using a plain drop cloth in one room – but this takes the vote! Love it! Did you use an indoor/outdoor fabric? I think that is what I will try to do as we have a dog, kiddos, husband – well, you know how it is! Thanks for sharing!

  62. Tiffany says:

    So excited to cover some yucky carpet. Thanks for the inspiration.

  63. sarah @ realestatestyle says:

    this is really impressive! would like to try in my home office, i need a weird sized rug. anyway, love the fabric and the finished result!

  64. Aja says:

    OMG! This is totally awesome! Love the chevron print you chose, fabulous job.

  65. Natalie says:

    Where was this a few weeks ago before I spent $500 on our new living room rug?

    Good news is I still need a rug for the dining room & I def. think I'm going with this idea!

  66. braided area rugs says:

    Amazing! I can't wait to go and make my own! This is going to be exciting.

  67. Kerri@Treschiclifestyle says:

    Love the rug! Cannot believe you did it yourself (I only say that because I cannot do anything like that – at least I do not seem to have the patience!)

  68. Kerri@Treschiclifestyle says:

    Love the rug! Cannot believe you did it yourself (I only say that because I cannot do anything like that – at least I do not seem to have the patience!)

  69. .carolyn. says:

    this is absolutely amazing. i have been scouring for the perfect chevron rug and never thought to just make it! ahhhh brilliant. thanks so much 🙂

  70. selena@howaboutcookie says:

    so brilliant! i saw this posted on Apartment Therapy and hopped on over here. Very creative.

  71. lush bella says:

    this is fabulous!

  72. C.R.A.F.T. says:

    love this rug idea!!! i'm featuring you in the next week or so!!

  73. a blonde and a brunette says:

    Wow, I most definitely have to give this a try!

  74. feathermar says:

    Um, you are my hero! Now I will make a gabillion rugs!

  75. Anonymous says:

    Such a wonderful idea! I would make it for my home. But I have dog and cat. Could I vacuum that rug? Or wash it in the washing machine?
    Thank you!

    I have been so afraid of all these painted tutorials because I fear they’ll look a bit too homemade in person. But this is perfection. And you don’t have to stop at chevron or an easy to recreate pattern. I am THRILLED to try this!

  77. danna says:

    i love this. my question is… i have this gross faux oriental rug i got at target years ago that i absolutely hate. i’m thinking i want to try to re-cover it this way… do y’all think it would work if i used the fusible iron spray, etc? it’s a regular-pile area rug…

  78. Jill says:

    Hi there

    I just came across your post while searching dropcloths in Pinterest :). I love your idea and had been considering something similar for our living room. My question is have you thrown this in the wash? I have washed dropcloths before so it should fit.?.. I have a dog and I find that unless the rug is small enuff to be washed I avoid em b/c they always end up smelly no matter how many vacuums they receive. Also wondering I the use of a thicker carpet padding under would make it more heftier? Thanks for the help 🙂

  79. Megs says:

    How did you get a 6×9 rug out of just 2 yards of fabric?

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