Description: 1. I was inspired by the nixon pattern used by Jonathan Adler and sketched it on a piece of paper 2. I taped out a border within the rug that seemed straight 3. After I taped the border I measured the inside space that i was going to work with and had my calculator handy… 4. I then taped the design out using long pieces of tape to ensure all of my rectangles and center lines would be as symmetrical as possible.
5. I then used my x-acto to lightly cut the design out of the tape without damaging the rug so that it looked like this
6. I then pressed the tape down throughout the rug in order to be sure it was sticking to it really well 7. I mixed the fabric medium into the paint really well 8. I rolled the paint onto the rug and was careful to cover every white spot that was showing. 9. After several hours of drying I peeled the tape off the rug.
10. I did my little happy dance because that scotch green tape rocked my world!
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.