GOOD DESIGN. EASY LIVING.
My latest design adventure for myself: a custom rug for our family room. On a frugal budget I searched and searched for a rug that I liked that was somewhat affordable and of course it had to work with my décor too. With little or no success I tried to be resourceful and ended up getting my hands on a set of carpet tile samples and some extras that were going to be thrown out. I excitedly loaded them up thinking to myself “I can’t wait to see what they look like and what design I can come up with to make this eclectic array of colors and styles work!?!?!” Knowing that there is always a way to make something look good, I went back to my mental wish list and thought, “CHEVRON STRIPES”. How could I make this work? I recalled seeing a scrapbook tutorial on pinterest illustrating how to create chevron paper designs using a square punch. I knew this was a pattern I could do because the carpet tiles are square, so I went for it. Lots of planning, measuring and cutting…basically a giant puzzle! After piecing it all together and taping it up I was able to cover the entire family room and a runner to the stair way, makes for a great runway for my daughter too! It looks good and it can be used as a source of entertainment, nothings better than that for this designer mom. Dance parties here we come! Total time invested wasn’t as bad as one might think. I suppose I worked on it a little everyday for about a week, including planning and layout. Remembering that I took lots of breaks and had the help of a busy toddler!