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4.05.2011

Chevron Painted Rug from IKEA Tutorial

It all started with this little table :)
I have had TONS of questions about this "leggy lady."
But most of all, readers want to know exactly what color she is.
I wasn't totally sure, but I did my best to find the closest match.  And I think it's safe to say that it's this...

Crystal Aqua, from Valspar

Well just like a lot of you, I also LOVE this color, and wanted to incorporate it somewhere else in our home. It just screams SPRING to me!

Enter in... IKEA.
Yup, an inexpensive IKEA flat woven rug, with skid free backing.
Perfect for my newest Spring project
:)



Here's how I transformed my rug from boring, to
SPRING-TACULAR!


First I taped off the fabric edges, like so, because I wanted to leave those their natural color.
Then I started paintin' away, with some plain ol' Olympic Semi-gloss latex paint.

This process took me a while.
Like about an hour and a half!


The texture of the carpet was a BUGGER to get through, with the paint.  And even required a second coat, to get the coverage that I was looking for.
The reason I went with this rug, was because of it's durability and texture.  I love how beachy it looked.


second coat down... cheezit and ice water break...


GAH!  What THE.....!?
I said I want a beachy LOOK, not for my rug to ACTUALLY look like it has waves IN IT!
:(


phew... problem solved.
:)

Okay, really.  If you attempt this, your rug will probably start to curl up funny, due to the amount of wet paint.
I just let it dry overnight with cans and bottles on it, to keep it flat.
No biggie.
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Now for the FUN part!
BRING ON THE CHEVRON!

Yes.  It's trendy.
Yes.  Everyone is doing it.
Yes.... So am I
 :)

For maximum "chevron achievement" ... I recruited the best gal I could think of.
Miss Jen!
I knew I was in good hands.

After printing out a chevron pattern from vinyl, that fit our rug...
I was off to work.

We used these two "vinyl stencils" as a guide, to make sure that our pattern stayed consistent.  They didn't necessarily stick to the rug... it just worked well enough to give us a cleaner guideline, as to where we should put the paint, without having to tape everything off.

Once those were in place... on went our color!


We found that a "tapping method" worked the best.  So we just loaded up our foam brushes, and went to town.
Being careful NOT to drag the foam brush, especially too much over the vinyl, because then it would lift up, and you would loose that crisp line.
Stick to the tapping and rocking movements, and you'll be fine. :)


Once we finished with one line, we just moved the other vinyl piece up, measured out our 2.5 inches between each chevron, and then painted away!


After we finished my rug, we started in on Jen's.
She picked a really pretty greenish, grayish blue, that matches her kitchen perfectly :)


Once I got the rug home, I couldn't get over the fact that something was missing.
It almost looked TOO good.
Too........ painted???
LOL LOL.
I know.  It sounds weird, but it just needed a little "weathering up", so I took my orbital sander to it, and smoothed out all the roughness, and distressed the paint, just a bit.


This caused the original rug color to come through, which actually gave the rug MORE texture!
I LOVED it!


It kinda looks like goosebumps, close up... hee hee 

Here's what it looks like in our kitchen, now!

***swoooon***

I love it.  It' so fun to have for Spring!
The colors kind of make me think of an Easter Egg. ha!

I'm SO glad I tried this technique.
It was actually pretty rewarding and fun, to paint something that normally you wouldn't.  And it's definitely an awesome way to add a custom pop of color to any space.


Oh!  And speaking of color ...

Pretty dang close, eh!?

Ooo!!! And check back in a few days to see what else I have created with this fabulous turquoisey-aqua color :) ... It's ADORABLE!
 I just can't get enough of my new favorite blue!!!



185 comments:

  1. This looks AWESOME!!! I was going to drop by Ikea tomorrow to pick up the same rug for our kitchen...you've inspired me to make it fun!

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  2. Ooooh, it looks so good in your house!!! That was SUCH a fun project!!! I finished mine today too and took pictures of it everywhere. I love mine too!!

    Yay!! I love crafting with you, so much more fun than hanging out by myself! Thanks for such a fun day!

    That blue is AWESOME!!

    xoxo
    Jen

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  3. It turned out great!! LOVE the color! It reminds me of Tiffanys. I will be at IKEA tomorrow buying this rug ;)

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  4. Oh my! I LOVE it!! and here I am cutting up rugs and taping them together!! I need to be painting them:-)

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  5. LOVE the rug! It turned out great! I am totally obsessed with that color and the chevron stripes too...now I just need to find something to paint!

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  6. LOVING this! I must have one! :)

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  7. I LOVE this! So smart of you to sand it!!

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  8. Thats so adorable and perfect for spring! I might have to make a trip to ikea....

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  9. I love that color blue! It is very similar to the color I painted the living room in our old house (and I miss it dearly).

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  10. I LOVE the color, so springy:)

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  11. Fantastic rug Shelley! I am totally gaga over the paint color so thank you for mentioning it. It very well could find a special place in my home also.

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  12. I LOVE the color, so springy:)

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  13. It turned out really well. I love the colors. I did my doormat in chevron and it was pretty tedious, so I can't imagine a whole rug! Awesome!

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  14. Love it Shelley! It makes me want to run to IKEA right now. That blue is GORGEOUS!!! Now to figure out where I NEED a rug...

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  15. LOVE that color!!!!... Did you consider some matt finish clear coat to protect the white color. I admire whie so much but never end up keeping anythign white very long around this place. You are a better woman than I!

    Maddie

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  16. i love that little table! the rug is fabulous! that color and pattern brings so much to a space! you worked really hard on that, glad you love it in the end!

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  17. Love the rug! I've noticed that table before and love the color but also the shape!! If you ever want to get rid of it let me know!! It would look so good in my lake house.....my bedroom is that color!

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  18. ADORABLE!! You've done it again, girl :) The color is so perfect!!!

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  19. eeekkk!!! this blue is already in many places throughout my house.. i just wish there was a room with walls this color. THEN i MIGHT be satisfied. and now.. a trip to IKEA! thanks for the amazing inspiration. :)

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  20. It looks so good! I keep wanting to paint a rug (that exact IKEA rug, actually!) and this just makes me want to do it even more!

    I love the color!!!

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  21. Great work! and why didn't I see that rug at Ikea. Now I want to go back. You crack me up with the Cheezit break. I love those things.

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  22. I love it! I wonder if freezer paper would iron onto the rug as a stencil? hrmmm...

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  23. I absolutely love this! It looks amazing in your kitchen and the colors are fabulous! Nice work! I bookmarked it and will be posting it as a feature on my blog on Saturday. Thanks for the inspiration...and the gumption to do it first!

    Rachel
    http://www.holy-craft.blogspot.com

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  24. love, love, love it and can't wait to try it too!

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  25. Totally love how it turned out Shelley! That color is GORGEOUS!! Makes me (almost) want to re-do a room just so I can use it. :)

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  26. Cute!! I don't care if chevrons are trendy I love them too! Love the aqua color.

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  27. It looks great. I think you achieved the "beachy" look! BTW: I also have the IKEA mirror you mentioned the other day. I plan to post about mine soon.

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  28. That turned out AWESOME! It does look springy- crisp and clean. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. It turned out amazing. You are so inspiring! I'm also curios where you got the containers your cheezit's and other snacks are in?

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  30. Oh my gravy! It's GORGEOUS! I recently created a chevron shower curtain that I painted. LOVE it! :)

    Great job as always! :)

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  31. I'm in love. Right now I have to avoid the whole "make my space look adorable" thing because we are getting ready to pack up and move...ugh! I just need to add this to the long list of projects I want to accomplish...you know, right next to EVERYTHING ELSE ON YOUR BLOG. Haha. (Really - I started making a list and then I realized that 90% of things came from your blog, so I decided to ditch the list and just come back to your blog for all my home improvement projects once we move. Nothing is better than borrowed ideas, right??)

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  32. OOOOOH. I love it. Do you sell the vinyl to do the project? :)

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  33. Love, love, love, the rug!!! Looks like you ladies had fun!

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  34. So cool and snazzy! If you love that color you should see what I have done to my niece's house. Check out http://ms-smartie-pants.blogspot.com/2011/01/rest-of-den.html and http://ms-smartie-pants.blogspot.com/2011/01/kitchen-reveal.html. Such a fun color!

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  35. I love it! I think i will work on one tommorrow! Also, you look so great while crafting. I am always in my sweats and you guys are dressed super cute! Love you, Love your blog!

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  36. I am completely in love with this! So adorable and trendy plus the perfect pop of color! way to go! Can't wait to try it out! thanks for the tutorial! I always enjoy your posts!

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  37. How cute! I LOVE that blue! See you in a couple days!
    Jen
    Scissors & SPatulas

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  38. Love the rug!!.. and I LOOOOVE cheezits! They are my favorite crackers.. but Canada doesn't sell them in alot of places :(

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  39. When Jen FB that she was painting a rug... I said "a Chevron one" eek.. i LOVE being right. HA!

    I love the rug, its darling!!! I would love to do a black and white one for my tile entry. TO FUN! p.s. I love that you have a photo of you taking a snack drink break lol. Thanks for sharing. winks- jen

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  40. Love love love your new rug. I don't care if chevron is trendy, I'm in. And that aqua is so fun and cheerful!

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  41. That is such a great idea! Love it! YOu are such an inspiration! Did you put a poly over the paint or some kind of covering...just wondering.

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  42. I love this - I have a rug similar to this just sitting in the garage - Hmmmm....

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  43. I LOOOOOOOVE it!! I actually have a bland runner in my kitchen that could use a little sprucin' up! Thanks for the inspiration! You & Jen are incredible!

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  44. I LOOOOOOVE it!! I actually have a bland runner in my kitchen that could use a little sprucin' up! Thanks for the inspiration. You & Jen both are incredible! :-)

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  45. This is awesome, I so wish there was an IKEA within like a couple hundred miles of me! The color is fabulous-love it!

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  46. Looks fabulous! The color is a perfect match and SO springy!

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  47. Love it! It turned out great. Thanks for all the tips in your tutorial.
    I'm so jealous that you live so close to Jen. What a treat! :)
    Love your blog!
    Traci

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  48. Very cool, I just love that color as well. So fresh and beautiful. I never thought of painting a rug like this. It looks wonderful!

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  49. LOVE the unique legs on the blue table! Great job with the rug :)

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  50. yes... it does look like an easter egg... one that i NEED in my house! hah... thanks for the paint color... i'm headed to get some paint for picture frames in the next few days... and i'll be adding that color to the list =)

    you're so crafty! painting a rug?!! whoda thunk it! ;)

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  51. Love it! I might have to do this for our porch. I just can't find the perfect (inexpensive) outdoor rug, but I love this idea.

    Okay, and jealous that you and Jen can work together. Wish my bloggy buddies lived closer.

    Brittany

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  52. Beautiful. I think you mean "due to the amount of wet paint"

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  53. So So So Cute!! I totally wish I had time to do this!!! Someday. Thanks for letting me live vicariously through you! Can't wait to meet you on Thursday! :)

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  54. I love it! I had no idea Jen did chevron-painting housecalls! It really does look fantastic, and I adore the texture that the orbital sander brought. Terrific!

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  55. I have seen "the painted rug" everywhere. Because I haven't seen or felt one in person, it seems that once the rug was painted that it would not be comfortable to step on. What is the texture of the rug once painted? It's beautiful, love the color!

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  56. You seriously need a shop on Etsy and sell these fabulous things you make!!! Esp the rug! LOVE IT!

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  57. Love it girl! I might have to give it a try, I'll be heading to ikea this weekend. No here's a stupid question you wouldn't be able to wash it if needed, right?

    Looks great and I love the color.

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    1. I would love to know the same thing.
      I've found an inexpensive outdoor/indoor rug online at Walmart, and would do this for the kitchen but I know how messy my family can get. Maybe I'll just have to paint a pattern with colors that would hide the stains?

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  58. LOVE IT!! Its so pretty and happy!

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  59. Love it! I'm loving the blue!

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  60. Wow! That is so awesome! I will definitely have to make that my weekend project this weekend. Thanks!

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  61. Oh my--that is too adorable!! It looks so perfect and I want one! :)

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  62. Gorgeous!! I love it!! How lucky are you to have Jen so close by to help out!!

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  63. {LOVE} this! I, too, am trying to incorporate a soft turquoise into my decor...found some AWESOME quatrefoil pillows at Big Lots...of all places. I haven't moved it into my kitchen much, but I'm liking the rug idea! Great job!!!

    ~alicia
    proof-of-love.blogspot.com

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  64. It looks great!!! love the colors, and love it weathered up!

    I have two small ikea rugs waiting for a similar treatment, but they don't have the rubber backing. I'll bet they curl up big time!

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  65. Love it! Ikea hacks are the best.

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  66. Oh my gosh. When I saw this project, I chuckled with glee. When I was a little girl (about 50 years ago ... really) I wanted a pink rug to match my pink, ticking stripe wallpaper. Well, mom and dad were on a budget so mom found an inexpensive sisal area carpet (fairly large) and she painted that sucker pink. I was in little girl heaven. I think my mom was a before and after gal long before there were even computers, let alone blogs. Your rug is adorable. Thanks for the memories.

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  67. Love it! I am doing our baby's room in aqua-turquoisy..color and love it! I am going to have to give this a try. Great idea!

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  68. What a wonderful idea! Very do-able, and such a creative way to personalize a rug. I also appreciate your bravery in finishing it off with the orbital sander. Thank you for a bit of inspiration after a tiring day :-)

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  69. This is just fabulous!!
    The colors, the pattern, the tutorial...I love it all!
    I must try this very soon!!!

    I'm having a give away on my blog to celebrate my 100th post! I hope you'll stop by!

    www.forthelove26.blogspot.com

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  70. Oh my gosh, it looks amazing! Great job!!

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  71. Gorgeous! Love the color! Do you have to paint the whole thing or could you just paint the chevron pattern?

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  72. incredible. I love it... i must figure out a way to multiply the rug size and not the headache! looks amazing!

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  73. Good for you!!! I have been pricing those dang things all over the place, and so far just cannot justify the amount of money for a rug that I think is trendy too. I did a post about it look here last week. But SO cute! I might have to steal your idea :)
    Christine
    Yellow Dog Design

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  74. Love the way this run turned out, but seriously, how long did it take you to do from start to finish??

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  75. Shelley,

    I LOVE THIS...the color, design, border, and everything about it!

    Thanks for the awesome sanding tip!! I'm about to paint mine soon and will definitely be sanding!!

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  76. Very spring!! Loving it! Looks like you two had way more fun making it then I will have trying to attempt it. But it is cute enough to tempt me!

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  77. Wow you did such a great job!! I love the color and the chevron stripes. It's looks perfect in your kitchen! You are awesome!

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  78. So cute! I totally want to make one!
    Do you sell (will you consider selling) the pre-made vinyl chevron pattern?
    Thanks!

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  79. LOVE the color...how creative! It is perfect for spring, it does remind me of an Easter egg!

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  80. Love that color! If I'm having a hard time seeing something in a different 'light' I picture it in aqua and i love it. lol! Great job!

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  81. I totally LOVE this Shelley! Thanks for sharing your tip!!! I've been desperately needing a rug for a couple areas in my house...I think IKEA is calling my name =)

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  82. This did turn out beautifully! I think I'd have to leave out the white part at my kitchen though, it would be dirty in no time! If only our house would stay clean enough for a white rug... I digress! I want to do this for our beach house as well... hmmmm... Thanks for sharing!

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  83. I never would've thought to distress a rug... but you are right, it is the perfect tweak. Love the colors, it looks fabulous!

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  84. I LOVE your new rug!! The color is great, the chevron pattern is awesome! I've been wanting to infuse some color and pattern into my kitchen, and I'm definitely keeping this project in mind.

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  85. You really are creative and obviously on the "cutting edge"! lol...After I read your blog post, I got this one and the first thing that popped up was a little blue stool!!! too funny! Here is the link from today's Shelter blog post(http://shelterinteriordesign.blogspot.com)....
    and the link to the Etsy store she posted!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/71231460/vintage-turquoise-wooden-stool-seat?ref=v1_other_2

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  86. Love that color and it turned out so lovely!

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  87. I am seeing these pop up all over blog land and I love them!! Might have to give it a try, as we have been looking for a rug for our family room and I can't find what I'm looking for. Great job!! Love that aqua blue color.

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  88. It looks amazing! Now I have another project to try! LOVE it!

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  89. Shelly,
    The thing holding most of us up on this project is the VINYL PATTERN. Please tell us how you made yours and how we can make our own.
    PLEASE!

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  90. Shelly,
    Please help us with the VINYL PATTERN! How do we make or get one!

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  91. HOLY COW! That's amazing! I definitely do NOT have a creative bone in my body-- I never would have thought of that!

    Reading all these crafting blogs makes me feel like I should hand in my chick card.

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  92. LOVE that color! First time here. Beautiful stuff!

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  93. Woo-hoo!!! You've made me fall in love with that color all over again! That's been the accent color in my neutral home for a couple years now. I was starting to think about mixing things up, but NOT NOW! I want to go paint me an Ikea rug!

    Megan
    www.mykindofmakeover.blogspot.com

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  94. Wow! That turned out so good! I am totally loving the chevron pattern right now and I am putting pieces of it everywhere in my home. It is so cheery :) Love that blue. So calming and refreshing. Thanks for the great idea!

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  95. Ok, you are amazing! I need your energy. Never told you how amazing the pantry labels are you sent a few weeks back. obsessed. Thanks again!

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  96. Like everyone else i LOVE it! I am wondering though, how does it feel on your toes? I would love to make it for my entry or in front of my sink.
    How big is your chevron template?

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  97. It's beautiful. You two did such an awesome job on these. Love the idea!

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  98. Have you ever stenciled seat cushions? I bought some cushions for our patio furniture that could use a little something and I love what you did with the rug!!!

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  99. Love it!! I live about six hours from an Ikea but am making a trip close to one for Easter. I may have to take an extra suitcase and bring some Ikea loot home with me. =o)

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  100. Great idea...I've always wanted to paint a rug but it looked like too much effort...maybe I''l give it a shot. I also have a fetish for chevron stripes...they are the background on my website that is in the works...love!
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    http://hootenannyauburn.blogspot.com/
    Jennifer

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  101. Really love the rug. Just wondering how "clean-up-able" the rug is, being that it's in the kitchen and all. I don't know about you, but I constantly spill things when I cook.

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  102. I think we are on the same chevron paint page, I hav been musing about painting a yellow chevron pattern onto curtains...also thank you for posting the paint color. We have been searching for the exact right blue to paint the legs of our farmhouse table and tha is it! !

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  103. Wow!! What a great idea!! Love the colors, great tutorial, easy and inexpensive. You girls are freakin' geniuses! I painted my own chevron pillows a few months ago. You can check them out if you'd like: http://freestylinbeth.blogspot.com/2011/02/sassy-new-couch-pillows.html
    Total cost: Free!!

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  104. Great job! Love the rug how it came out.

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  105. I would never have thought to try this out..but as i'm about to move house its the one thing i want to try!! Yours looks so cute! :)

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  106. Your rug came out so wonderfully well! You have inspired me. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

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  107. It turned out so amazing I am going to do a chevron patterned rug as well! Great job!!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  108. Ok, first let me say, I am so happy I "found" your blog again!!! I had "stumbled" upon it about 6 weeks ago, and could not remember where I had been!!!Hours of blog stalking :) Thanks to Centsational Girl"s BOTB, here I am, and subscribing today!!! Now, on to the rug!!! INGENIOUS!!! I am going to go to IKEA tomorrow and buy that rug, I hope all these readers don't live near my IKEA so it will be in stock!!!! :)

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  109. I LOVE it! love that blue too! I want the hubby to repaint the livingroom this color! (i'm hoping it happens soon!) =)

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  110. Seriously - what IS it about that soft, turquoise-y color!!?? it's popping up all over my house, too and I am all about the chevron right now, too. Love your rug - I'm definitely going to grab a rug at IKEA next trip and copy you!! Love your blog. I'm a new blogger and loving it :)
    marcie@madebymolliesmom.blogspot

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  111. Love the color and the design! A great how to for anyone!

    Tiffany @ {Living Savvy}
    www.savvydesignwest.com

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  112. WOW! I love the bright, sunny blue you used. Now I just need a tutorial on how to get my pantry to look neat and tidy like yours! HOLY MOLEY! I thought my pantry was pretty neat, but yours is amazing. Seriously would love some tips...

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  113. Just found your clean pantry tutoril! AWESOME!!!

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  114. The new rug is gorgeous! So smart! I just featured you on my blog. Thanks!

    Lois

    www.auntielolocrafts.blogspot.com

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  115. Shelley, it was so fun to meet you at Creative Estates. You are adorable!! And this rug is AMAZING! I shared this post on my blog today. Here is the link:

    http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/04/wednesdays-wowzers-everythingisjustsopr.html

    Thanks for inspiring!
    ~Alison

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  116. Love love love the rug... Your creativity just may be the answer to my problems. (Well not all of them, but those related to floor coverings in my dining room....) Question for you: If I were to do this technique for a dining room rug, do you think that it would withstand chairs scooting in and out? Keeping in mind that I use said dining room chairs about 3 times per year. I'd love your thoughts if you have a sec. -Leslie
    P.S. Freakin' love your blog!

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  117. I can't even get over how impressive this looks. Can you send me some of your patience and creativity?? This is brilliant!

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  118. Great project! and now I have a really stupid / clueless question - how did you make the vinyl stencils? did you download a pattern or buy them? I really want to re-create this at home, but know that I won't be able to draw the stencils.

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  119. Love the rug...but where did you get those skinny containers in your pantry for your cheez its
    (I have been looking for something like those)

    the5welshs@yahoo.com

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  120. Love the rug, so adorable! Do you have any insight into what washing it will be like? Is it machine washable? Thanks!

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  121. Thanks for the inspiration. Once I saw what you did I painted my squishy mat in my kitchen. Check it out here:
    http://theprojectcorner.blogspot.com/2011/05/kitchen-mat-up-cycled.html

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  122. Love love love the rug! I was looking for something similar and your post has inspired me to do my own. I love your blog!

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  123. I love it!! I just have a question. Can you machine wash it without losing the color?
    Amanda
    amandamortley@gmail.com

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  124. LOVE it just like everyone else :)

    I'm going to try and find a rug that I can repurpose with this technique!

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  125. You have spoken right to my heart...I am totally making a pink one for my girls' room after I make a trip to ikea!

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  126. hi,
    I LOVE your rug and I have already bought Egeby for starting my own project. when I went to the local DIY store they told me not to use latex-paint which is suggested for walls. but you should never trust an employee of such markets.. so here is my question: what kind of colour did you use? is it a conventional latex wallpaint?

    i live in austria, so I´m not sure if I can find the right paint...

    thanks for your great tutorial!

    sara

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  127. Love the color! I never knew you could paint a rug (i'm pretty new at this). Thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to try this one out.

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  128. I highlighted this project on my little blog at http://wadelmat.blogspot.com/ Thanks for sharing!

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  129. I just found your blog with pinterest and I really really love this idea!! Great post!

    Have a nice day! xo

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  130. I love this! What do you cut your vinyl with? I have a Cricut machine, but I'm guessing you used something larger?

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  131. Love your chevron rug! I'm not too crafty but this seemed easy enough for me to give it a shot.

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  132. I recently came across your blog-such a cute idea!!! Has the rug withstood wear over time? Just to be sure, did you use regular wall paint?

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  133. I know this is old and you probably won't see this, but did you watch the Nate show today? THey had a woman on there with the exact same rug as you showing everybody how to do it. It was even the same color!

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  134. Hey! Just wondering about this adorable rug now that youve had it for awhile... How is it holding up with people walking on it and foot traffic? :)

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  135. i guess u could also get a die cutter... http://www.amazon.com/Silhouette-Cameo-Starter-Bundle-USCutter/dp/B0060D1LFO can cut up to 10 feet!... sounds like she might have one of these

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  136. I absolutely love this rug and I had tucked it into the back of my mind to save for the perfect time! Well, I have taken on a lil project now...making over a room for a friend as a surprise. Well, I didn't think we could swing a rug with the budget we are on and then I found this 5x7 navy carpet remnant at Lowe's for $24.98!!! Woo hoo! I instantly thought of you and this rug and was wanting to know a couple things, if you have a second? It is a low pile (residental style) carpet that is soft enough but doesn't have a ton of wiggle room (hope that makes sense!) Do you think painting a stencil on it would be ok? Do you think it would hold up for a living room carpet? I'm just nervous because the solid navy could work and look great, but I was thinking about adding some stripes or chevron like yours would be fun, if you think it is durable enough? I would LOVE your thoughts!!! Thank you!!!

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  137. I absolutely love this rug that you created!!! So great and I had stuck it in the back of my mind until I had the perfect use for it...which is apparently now! I am making over a living room as a surprise for a friend and we are on a pretty tight budget. We have gotten everything we need except a rug and I thought that the room would end up being rug-less until I spotted a bound 5x7 residential carpet remnant at Lowes for $24.98! Woo hoo!!! It is a low pile rug that could easily be stenciled, but I am worried about how durable it would be in the living room? She also has grandkids that are all over the floor and I was worried that it wouldn't hold up? I could easily just leave the carpet as is and it would still look great...just had really wanted to find a chevron or striped rug for her. I would LOVE to hear your thoughts, if you have a second! Thank you so much!!!!

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  138. This chevron rug is totally fabulous! We mentioned you in today’s post about chevrons and zigzags, a trend we can't help but love. Please check it out and keep up the fantastic design.

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  139. This rug is super cute, I love the idea! But since it's been a while, I have a questions. How did it hold up? Did the paint chip off at all? Have you needed to touch it up at all? Just curious!

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    1. This is my exact question! I am thinking about doing this and want to know how well it has held up now that it has been almost a year.

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  140. LOVE it!!!!! Where did you get the stencil?

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  141. LOVE IT!!! Where did you get the stencil????

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  142. Love, love, love this tutorial! The rug turned out phenomenal!! Thank you for inspiring me, I'm also getting ready to paint my own rug. The color you chose is great! It's one of my favorite colors ever! I tried to join your blog but it won't let me :( Lets be friends, check out my new blog also. I hope my blog can one day be as successful and awesome like yours, yours has inspired me. Thank you
    -claudia

    deliciousspaces.blogspot.com

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  143. Looks great, love the blue!!

    I did one just like this but with heavy fabric a few years back... http://www.adventuresindressmaking.com/2010/01/i-am-so-proud-of-my-diy-zig-zag-rug.html

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  144. The rug looks fantastic and I have just the rug to do this technique. BUT, iwth 2 kids and 2 dogs, how do you clean it??

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  145. That rug is Gorgeous!!!! Thank you so much for giving us the tutorial.

    ♥Lee Ann

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  146. Excellent, great idea and easy for someone else to do. The blue looks great in your kitchen.

    Rugs

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  147. Just a quick note to tell you that your post made my day - have been looking for this type of info. Cheers!
    Cotton Bags

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  148. I recently came across your blog and love this rug! Has it held up and how do ou clean it? I was thinking of doing this as our entry rug and it would have lots of traffic.
    Thanks!

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  149. this is a great idea! i didnt know you could do that with a woven rug. i know you mentioned already, due to the material of the rug you needed 2 layers of paint. did it not smell? especially because youve painted over a rug, the smell of paint must have lingered

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  150. this is a great idea! i didnt know you could do that with a woven rug. i know you mentioned already, due to the material of the rug you needed 2 layers of paint. did it not smell? especially because youve painted over a rug, the smell of paint must have lingered

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  151. this is a great idea! i never knew you could paint on rugs. did you have problems with the paint smell lingering on to the material and was it difficult to clean the rug when it got dirty?

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  152. Where did you get the vinyl stencils?

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  153. Where did you get the vinyl stencils?

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  154. Thanks for the tutorial! I found it on Pinterest and it inspired me to try it on a 6x9 rug.
    http://nowwhat-jayme.blogspot.ca/
    I linked your tutorial to my blog post, if that is okay. :)

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  155. How durable is the latex paint on a rug? I love the looks of it, but I'm scared that it won't last!

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  156. Thank you for this tutorial..this is my favorite color!!! I just moved into my new home and I wanted to paint my daughters room blue , but there are so many colors out there. This is the exact color I wont..

    I will pin this :)

    mommynmeblog.com

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  157. how did you print out the vinyl stencil? I am new to the crafting world and I am completely clueless when it comes to stencils...thank you!

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  158. What a great idea, and I love the color! Thanks for the tutorial.I am going to do this for my entryway! I have some of my own painted furniture there and this would really set the mood for that area. Thanks!

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  159. I second the comment--how is/did the rug hold up? How cleanable did it end up being, since it was in the kitchen?

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  160. Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I tried this and I LOVE how my rug turned out! Here's a picture of it: http://www.ashlinixon.com/2012/08/dining-area-makeover-part-2/ :)

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  161. Hi there! Just wanted to let you know that I tried this and I LOVE how my rug turned out! Here's a picture of it: http://www.ashlinixon.com/2012/08/dining-area-makeover-part-2/ :)

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  162. it's amazing how a simple rug can make a room look awesome!

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  163. this is soooo pretty!! love it! xo j.

    http://stereotypicallyme-julie.blogspot.co.at

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  164. I was just curious about one thing? when you paint the rug like that whether whole thing or just some of it...does it cause the rug to be hard and stiff in those places from the paint or does it keep its original texture? can you use any type of paint or just fabric paint??
    Thanks

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  165. have one question for you....when you paint the rug it doesnt get hard and stiff from the paint? it keeps its original texture? and can I use just any type of paint or does it have to be fabric paint?

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  166. you are incredible glad I found your good ideas on Pinterest.
    Thanks

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  167. You two must live close to me if you shop IKEA! Love that place!

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  168. You two must live close to me if you shop IKEA! Love that place!

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  169. i have that rug, but the huge size one. mine is so dirty from kids and the sides have rolled up causing a tripping hazard. i was wondering what to do with it. it cost too much to throw out. maybe a paint job will work. but being 3mx4m it might be hard to do a stencil pattern on it :( what do you suggest?

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  170. Pretty cool. If you haven't already you should post this at the IKEA Hack website. :-)

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