Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Proof that you can DIY anything

My dear, talented friend Camila of High-Heeled Foot in the Door just finished up a room for her sister (named Daniela!) and she DIY'd something in this room...

Any guesses? And if you read her post yesterday you can't play.

Camila made the rug! Now, I have heard of people painting sisal and getting crafty with rugs, but I'm not sure I've seen someone actually make a rug out of inexpensive fabric and supplies.

You MUST read Camila's post about it here.

Rugs are SO pricey, and even the inexpensive ones just never seem to be in my budget. I personally love a hardwood floor and no rugs, but sometimes, you just need a rug. And although this might not hold up as well over time as a $1K persian, at least it's a great fix in the meantime and makes a stunning statement.

I was thinking that outdoor fabric might be perfect for this kind of project since it is treated for moisture, dirt, etc. And they have SO many great outdoor patterns to choose from these:

Most of these fabrics are less that $10/yard! You can find them all here...go get crafty!


  1. I am amazed and will go check this out Daniella!! Never would have guessed this!

    Art by Karena

  2. I was just reading her post yesterday. Amazing! I think she mentioned that she even painted the lamps. Crafty girl. And this is funny, I was just looking at those same fabrics this morning online. Spooky.

    I've been reading your blog for a while now and I love it. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Anonymous4/21/2010

    I love your fabric idea, I hope someone tries it and reports back.

  4. Thanks for the love Daniela!

    It was really simple to make and I would do it again in a heart heat.

    I got my Madeline Weinrib look alike rug for pennies compared to the original!



  5. I couln't play this game as I had read the post! Very clever indeedy! KG


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