I woke up Sunday morning and decided I wanted a chevron rug. There is a tiny whole in one of the floor boards in my new craft room at Mac's house. Rather than tripping in it over and over or redoing the entire floor, I decided that I was going to finally put a rug in the room like I planned and that it needed to be chevron. I looked up a few DIY chevron tutorials, bought a $20 black rug, and took half a gallon of white paint down from the shelf in the garage.
Mac was skeptical about painting a rug, and laying out the lines was not as easy as we thought but I am so happy with the way it turned out. To create our rows we divided the seven foot rug evenly and chalked out lines. I originally wanted a white rug to paint black (easier you would think) but when the store only had black rugs and we already had white paint, what ya gonna do?
I wanted each row to have two zigzag peaks. We divided the width by four and marked each point along the vertical lines. I connected the bottom corner of the rug to the first point in on the vertical line and continued to connect the dots up and down with tape. I know, confusing right? This is why Mac and I had a debate laying it out, we're not mathematical people.
Because I don't trust myself with paint I marked every other row with chalk so I wouldn't end up with two white rows back to back and was sure to tape the edges of the rows that would be painted.
After a coat of a "dab and brush" technique and some touch ups the rug turned out exactly as I wanted! It's not perfect but for something that is going in the craft room and that the cat is going to shed all over I am happy.
It was so rewarding to wake up in the morning with an idea and have it in the house by that afternoon. If you're dreaming on a budget or you're not sure how long the chevron trend is gonna last give it a try and have some fun!
Hopefully we'll be adding storage for my supplies and get some pictures on the walls soon. The room is a work in progress but so far I'm loving it!