We needed a new rug and we needed one bad. My husband and I often would just take a spin over to Ikea and grab the 20$ special and those rugs would generally last a couple months, before the boys would spill enough gunk on it to make it look beyond help from anymore spot be gone. I also really disliked the way all of the rugs corners would start to “perma-roll” up…Feng Shui now! I grew tired of the life cycle the Ikea rugs offered but being a conservative spender, I began to really think about what is the way out of regularly buying a new accent rug every couple of months?
Fist thought was to make my own rug with scraps of fabric but who has that kind of time? For the dimensions that I would like the fabric scrap rug just didn’t strike me as productive, not to mention how do you spot clean something like that?
Well, one day Pinterest happened to share a drop cloth rug DIY. I glanced at the images and instantly knew how to put one together. For a crafter Pinterest can be like a recipe picture book, most of the time you can look at images and the route comes naturally more or less.
Plastic drop cloth for painting
Canvas drop cloth of you preferred size/ dimension (I used 5 x 4)
Indoor/ Outdoor Paint with Primer and Top Coat all in one (I used Dutchboy) for base
Sponges to make paint stamps
Acrylic paint for rug design
Step1: Lay the plastic drop cloth in a low traffic area and then unfold the canvas drop cloth.
Step 2: Paint the Canvas drop cloth with at least 2 coats of paint; I would also recommend using richer colors for the base color.
Step 3: Take the sponges and cut shapes to add depth to the Drop Cloth Rug. I just went the basic route and cut squares, triangles and circles.
Step 4: Create your patterns and borders on your rug and adding 4 or more will really help the rug to look finished and fabulous.
*Be sure to check out the video here for more details and enjoy!