Nikki Holland Design


Resourceful Rug Recycle

Nikki Holland Design

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!


One comment on “Resourceful Rug Recycle

  1. Katie Lockridge
    March 10, 2012

    This is really amazing! I wish my mind worked like yours!

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