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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Diy Custom Fabric Rug

I have shopped around for an area rug to put in the sunvroom for a long.....long....time.    I came upon a tutorial on how to make a custom fabric rug and thought to myself .....this is just what I need for the sun room!  

So  come on in and see what you think of my new custom fabric rug.

It matches the fabric on the chair,  ottoman,  and two of the pillows on the sofa.

I bought all this RL bedroom set at a yard sale a few week ago  ($30 for all of it).    

I only used three king size sheets and 3 pillow cases for this project,   so I still have lots of fabric left!    

At the end of my post,  I will give you a link to the tutorial that I used for my custom fabric rug.    

 I used the existing rug for the base....sprayed the top of it with adhesive glue.....laid my king sheet on the glue....pressed  out any wrinkles with my hand.......flipped my rug over to the back side........glued the 5" excess sheet to the bottom.....added my duct tape....well,  it's all in the!

I used 1 and a half king size flat sheets to make a slip cover for the side chair .


I didn't want to cover up much of my new rug,   so I used an airy Duncan Phyfe three tired harp table as my coffee table.

Then I created a simple vignette on my coffee table.

I didn't make any changes to the rest of the sun room,  but since I have lots of left over fabric.......

Maybe  cover another pillow for the chair to the left of the sofa......

Replace the fabric on my bird condo.......

Recover the cushions on these two chairs.....

and these two rockers......

Maybe cover the rocker cushions with the coordinating print that has larger flowers.

 I might even add some touches of fabric to the windows,   nothing that would obstruct the view to the back yard of course

Now for the link to the tutorial that I promised.....

If I don't have any issues with this rug,   I may try to redo some of the older rugs that I have stored in the studio!


  1. I think the rug and the pale yellow, brings a bit of interest into the room. I'm sure you will enjoy having a sunny look at least part of the time. I personally love patterns and have to restrain myself from clobbering every room with them. Thanks for all your posts, I have been lax in responding even though I have enjoyed them all. Sandi

  2. Amazing transformation. So beautiful!!!! I sent photo to my friend. Her reply was: Holy Cow! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  3. You make it all look so lovely and custom and perfect! Such talent!

  4. You are VERY CREATIVE ! lOOKS GREAT !!! Nice job Penny !!!

  5. Wow. What a gorgeous rug. I love Ralph Lauren Sheets. I used to have those yellow ones.

  6. What a great idea, I visited the link to see how you made this rug, I will keep this in mind for the future. Your rug is prefect and looks beautiful!

  7. Love this rug. Great idea.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful posts at Over The Moon Party.
    See you next week.

  8. What a steal at $30! I love all the details of your sunroom! You have such an eye for pattern mixing.

    ~ Emily from So Sunny Day

  9. Penny,
    You know I am always jealous of this room of yours and now even more so!! LOL! LOVE the rug and all the fabric touches!! I am heading over to see therug tutorial now. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  10. Thanks for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty and you are so clever to make the rug. The after look is so much lighter.

  11. How creative! Thank you so much for sharing with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I have shared on social media.

  12. Very nice. I think the custom fabric rug complements your upholstered furniture and throw pillows beautifully. Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’m sharing your link on social media.
    Carol (“Mimi”) from Home with Mimi

  13. Your rug turned out so pretty! Thank you for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty

  14. Everything looks so pretty as usual :) Thank you Penny for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  15. It turned out really pretty! It catches the sunlight, and brightens up the room. PINed it, and thank you for sharing with us at Friday Frenzy. :)

    April - Home Sweet Homestead

  16. What a great buy on the RL sheets for your rug! It's lovely--thanks for sharing @ Vintage Charm!

  17. I love the difference in the room with the new rug. It really brings it all together. Thank you for sharing at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty! Shared on social media!

  18. How lovely Penny. I would never have thought of using sheets to make a custom rug but it really looks so gorgeous> I'd love to know how it holds up

  19. It all came together so perfectly! Wish I had your sewing talent (Slipcover). Slipcovers are so expensive! Great idea Penny.
    xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  20. MORE FAB!!! Thanks for joining the first ever Reader Tip Tuesday! I hope you join us at this week's party:
    Have a GREAT day...

  21. What a good idea for covering an old rug!

  22. I need a slipcover for one of my sofas. I wish you were nearby and I could hire you to make it.

  23. This beautiful post is a CREATIVE feature on the September You're the STAR blog hop:


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