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DIY Chevron Rug

  1. efedesigns

    April 20th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

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

  3. Scientific Housewife

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

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

  4. Shannon @ Sit.Relax.Gossip.

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    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.

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

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

  7. Nikki

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

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

  8. Risa West

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

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

  12. Sugar

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

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

  13. Mrs. Chic

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

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

    and adding stain resistant is perfect

  14. Chic Geek

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    very cool idea… have a nice one!

  16. Jen

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

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

  19. Centsational Girl

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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


  20. Fiona

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

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

  21. Alexandra Rae

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

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

  29. LindsB

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    This is very impressive. Looks awesome!

  32. Sarah @ Dream In Domestic

    April 20th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

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

  33. Elisa @ whatthevita

    April 20th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

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

  34. MyLittleHappyPlace

    April 20th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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

  35. layersofmeaning

    April 20th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

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

  36. Alex

    April 20th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    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

    April 20th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

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

  38. Pemberley

    April 20th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

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

  39. Renee (

    April 21st, 2010 at 12:13 am

    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

    April 21st, 2010 at 12:40 am

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

  41. Chic Coles

    April 21st, 2010 at 1:04 am

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

  42. Cupcake Interiors

    April 21st, 2010 at 1:10 am

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

  43. Becky

    April 21st, 2010 at 1:32 am

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


    April 21st, 2010 at 4:54 am

    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

    April 21st, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Brilliant! Now I want one!

  46. Bailey@ peppermintbliss

    April 21st, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Impressive, my dear. As always.

  47. beki

    April 21st, 2010 at 2:11 pm

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

  48. Karena

    April 21st, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    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

    April 21st, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    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

    April 21st, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    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

    April 21st, 2010 at 5:50 pm

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

  52. Alison @ My Design Dreams

    April 21st, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    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

    April 23rd, 2010 at 11:59 am

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

  54. Cashon&Co

    April 23rd, 2010 at 11:59 am

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

  55. Melissa

    April 24th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    um…this is pretty dang awesome!

  56. Anonymous

    April 24th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

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

  57. Haven and Home

    April 24th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

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

  58. Claiming Our Space

    April 25th, 2010 at 1:08 am

    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.


    April 25th, 2010 at 4:53 am

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

  60. michelle@somedaycrafts

    April 28th, 2010 at 1:27 am

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

  61. Jen C.

    April 28th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    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

    April 28th, 2010 at 7:24 pm

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

  63. sarah @ realestatestyle

    May 3rd, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    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

    May 12th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

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

  65. Natalie

    May 20th, 2010 at 5:43 am

    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

    June 8th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

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

  67. Kerri@Treschiclifestyle

    July 1st, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    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

    July 1st, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    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.

    July 7th, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    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

    July 7th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

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

  71. lush bella

    July 8th, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    this is fabulous!

  72. C.R.A.F.T.

    July 23rd, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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

  73. a blonde and a brunette

    August 12th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

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

  74. feathermar

    August 13th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

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

  75. Anonymous

    August 18th, 2010 at 6:54 am

    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!

  76. Julia (PawleysIslandPosh)

    March 16th, 2011 at 8:03 am

    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

    January 30th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    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

    May 1st, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    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

    January 25th, 2017 at 11:25 am

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

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