Monday, February 20, 2012
Stripes in Ya' Life
I'm probably behind the trend on this one but it's okay. At least I know my love for chevron stripes is a lasting one. I finally got around to making my very own chevron stripe rug ala this tutorial.
I followed High-Heeled Foot in the Door's instructions pretty much exactly. I got my fabric from Fabric.com and it is a light/medium weight canvas duck. If you don't want to order online most fabric and craft stores carry it in solids and prints.
One note I would add that those of you versed in homemaking probably won't need is that rug pads are smaller than the area of the rug that they serve. I was expecting a 4 x 6 pad and it was considerably smaller than that. I still tossed it under my rug and it does a good job keeping it in place.
It's awesome and I love it even if Wes did get dizzy while helping me layer and stitch it together. The pattern kind of lures you in. It's also surprisingly cushy since I decided to spring for the fifteen dollar rug pad instead of the eight dollar one.
It adds a certain something to the living room. I'd post a better picture but to be perfectly honest, I only cleaned the necessary parts to take this one, lol.