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Painting a Chevron Rug Video Tutorial

Hand Painted Chevron Rug Happy Friday! I am so excited to share today’s post. Not only is it a home decor project (my favorite kind), but we shot a video tutorial as well. Yes, a video! To give you a little background this project has been on my “post hot list” for a few months now. I painted the original version of this rug back in October for a friend who needed a bold and graphic (and affordable) rug for a trade show booth. As she was asking me if I knew where she could find such I thing, I looked down at the sisal rug we were standing on and piped “how about I paint this one?” Why not, right? I did my research, created an easy to use pattern (very important that it is easy) and gave it a go. The finished rug looked fantastic and after 4 months of use in her office space, it still looks as great. Here is the tutorial. . .

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:4’4″ x 6’5″ (the Ikea Egeby sisal rug)
Prints of the chevron pattern (5 each of the 2)
1″ and 2″ painters tape
Mini paint roller and tray
Satin enamel paint in color of your choice (1 quart)

DIY Chevron Rug Easy, right? Just print the template below and give it a go! And of course if you do, I would love to see your photos and hear your feedback. Have a great weekend! ~ Lia




Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com.

  1. I LOVE this rug so much!!! I have a similar rug that I bought at IKEA awhile ago for $29 and I spilled candle wax on it…. I am wondering if I can creatively cover it up with paint!! Found you through Pinterest :) Can’t wait to look through your beautiful blog!!!! Thank you for the GREAT tutorial!!!

  2. Rug looks great! Wondering where your chair is from?

  3. What a wonderful video! So help for a project like this. Thank you so much for the templates too. That will save us all a lot of work. You are fantastic! Love your blog.

    • Thanks Kate! I have seen other videos where they have you measure and mark… Too much work! I like this simple fool proof version. :-)

  4. SO AWESOME! I think I’ll copy this idea!

  5. Hi Lia!

    Looking forward to this DIY! Quick question: where did you get the chair and is it stackable? We’re using the dining room as part-time play room for the baby.


  6. Great video, I think it looks great and I love that antique blue color

  7. This question is not at all about your rug, but your tree branch. Is that a DIY project?

    • Hey Brooke! That branch is something I found on the sidewalk a few blocks from our studio. I am planning to paint it white once it dries out. I always keep my eye out for large branches. :-)

  8. I LOVE YOU!!!!! Thank you so much for making this video! I am getting ready to do two chevron rugs and am EXTREMELY geometrically and mathematically challenged, so I was so very happy to find this. You saved me a big splitting headache! I am also a blogger and a videographer and would like commend you for a great production with great content. BRAVO!

    • Awww. Thanks Paula! I laugh because I use what I call “designer math” as it is very visual. If you have a different size rug, let me know and I can convert the pattern for you.

  9. How long did it take you to do this?

    Also, where could I find a sisal rug or something similar if I am nowhere near an Ikea?


  10. Hello! Love what you have done with this rug. I have a rug that I would like to paint. The dimensions are 231 cm X 161 cm the border is 5.7 cm all the way around. I think your rug is a touch smaller so which size template should I use?

  11. Hi Lia,

    Love this Chevron DIY so much that I’ve featured it in a blog post entitled “For the Love of Chevron” Enjoy! http://thedanedame.com/for-the-love-of-chevron/


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