I have the case of the mundane rugs at my house. Seriously. I never really noticed it until I started looking for a rug to replace my old brown one in my entry way, but all the rugs (besides two area rugs) are completely boring. They are either brown, cream, or white. Nothing to them. Why did I not think of getting a pattern one when I bought them? I have no idea.
(you can see in this post) I've been on a search for a great rug. I found one, but it was too much money for what I wanted.
You can download the template for it here or at the bottom of the post.
Then let it dry for 24 hours. Heat set it with an iron over a piece of clothe. And there you go!
Okay. So, I wanted to do all my rugs....but alas... I only got around to doing two. lol. This next rug I wanted to do a chevron pattern.
So first step, which I failed to mention before...make sure you wash your rugs! lol. kinda important. Oh, and I got each of these brown rugs for like $5 at Ross. Not bad considering they are about $20 anywhere else. Plus they are super plush and double sided.
Okay. So as for this second rug...
So, I ran two extra pieces of tape along the first piece. Then for the next section below it. I found one of the 7 inch marks and started doing the same thing as before. Now that was pretty much the last time I used the marks. From there, I just made sure that the gaps and peaks and valleys measured the same on every piece.
Next is to paint! I just painted where I wanted the lines. I could have painted a ton more lines, but I didn't want the pattern to be too busy. But you can paint in between the three pieces of tape and get more lines.