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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

How I Made a Large Custom Rug for under $100

My family living room is pretty big and I have been searching for a large area rug for it for quite a while.     Large area rugs are pricey and most of them are patterned and I wanted a solid  rug. 

I have been  "making do"  with a small white rug as you can see in the first photo.    The second photo shows a little bit of the new rug I put in the dining area.   
It's not exactly the same as the one in the family are as  I wanted a little darker rug under the table where we eat all the time   (won't show spots as much as a lighter rug)

I started with just one rug as you can see in the first photo,     but I went back and bought a second rug to add to it.

I found my rugs at Ross for $45 each

I learned how to join rugs on HGTV.        Here's a link to it .......

Here's the option we chose to join our rugs using duct tape.......

I am so pleased with the result!

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  1. Wow, you are so clever! Looks great!

  2. Penny, If you get any smarter we won't know what to do with all these great ideas.
    Joining the rugs is so creative and thrifty. Wow, you could take a 5' x 7 ' and put runners around the outside too to make a contrasting border too. This idea is endless.
    Thanks again.

  3. Great idea. I would love a new rug in my living area. I'm waiting on the go ahead from my husband. We'll see. Your room looks so cute.

  4. Heard about doing this to increase rug size but never seen it before. Great idea.

  5. Wondering how long the tape last with traffic on it and cleaning? Found you on Traffic Jam Weekend Link Party.

  6. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  7. Penny, you're a genius! Pinning for future reference! #SundaysBest

  8. Smart trick! Thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering! ;-)

  9. That is quite a stunner, I can't believe all the work you put into it Penny.

  10. Isn't it wonderful how useful duct tape can be! I love how this project worked, and your rug is absolutely beautiful, Penny! Thank you for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Hope your week is going well.

  11. Your living room/dining room are stunning!!! No one would guess your rug secret!!! What a clever idea!!! A rug that size could you three times that amount and more!!! I would love to see pictures of your chandeliers! They look beautiful. Your living room must be huge! Two sofas, two recliners, and is that a piano behind the one sofa?! Wow!!! Everything looks perfect together!


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