Make It: Geometric Painted Rug

by Lexy Ward
DIY Geometric IKEA Rug
Photo: Sally MacNicholas

No nursery is complete without a rug. While planning out the nursery, I knew that I wanted something to match the geometric vibe of the room, without being over-the-top. Not being able to find one I liked, I was thrilled when I happened upon some upholstery fabric at a fabric store in Idaho. I originally planned to use the fabric for one of the crib's throw pillows, and the pattern was simple enough to recreate as a rug!      

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Make It: A DIY Latch Hook Rug

by Capree K

created at: 11/15/2012

Many of the projects we feature are quick, done-in-an-afternoon endeavors (which is awesome). But, sometimes you want something that you can pick up and work on over a period of time (like, say, the entire winter because what else is there to do*?). If you're looking for a project to keep you occupied while you hibernate this season, I've got just the thing for you: a DIY latch hook rug!     

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How to: Make a Cruelty-Free Zebra Skin Rug

by Craftmel

created at: 02/28/2012

My dear friend Mandi has got to be the "Queen of DIY."  I was in a craft competition with her once, and when I found out she was a fellow contender, I practically threw in the towel before it began.   I don't know if any square foot of her house hasn't been affected by Mandi's Touch.  See that dimensional zebra rug?  Yep, she made that. No zebras involved.

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Holly Turns a $40 Rug into a Show-Stopping Focal Point

by Chris Gardner

created at: 10/17/2011

It's easy to get excited about furniture. And it's plenty fun to explore paint colors, wall art options, and accessories. After all, those are what go into a room's design, right?

Well, yeah. That's part of it. But don't forget those other two sides of the space - the ceiling, and the floor. Of course, a room defining floor piece can often cost significantly more than that can of paint or awesome framed print. Like, a whole lot more.

Unless, of course, you take Holly's advice, and transform the whole space for a cool $50.  

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Test Lab: Vecco Colorants for Carpet Makeovers

by DIY Maven

created at: 07/25/2011

Have you heard of Vecco? If not, let me explain. Vecco is a system of templates, colorants and sealants which lets DIYers customize just about any carpet--area rug or wall-to-wall. Now, before you say, "Sounds like stenciling to me," it is and it isn't. Yes, there are stencils (templates) involved, but Vecco colorant is nothing like any paint you've ever used. The system sounded so intriguing, that when they recently offered to send over a test kit, I had to accept and share my findings with my fellow Curbers.

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