Recently, I stumbled across a pin from a Amy Vowles from AllParenting who inspired me with her welcome matt to make floor runners using fabric!
I went to my favorite fabric store looking for something for my kitchen and I came across this fabric that is beautiful, wild and bold. It was something that I normally wouldn't have picked out, but I just fell in love with it. It is PERFECT for my laundry room!
I bought just over 4 ft and then proceeded to drive to Home Depot to buy a base to attach it to so that I could make a rug! I bought a vinyl base which had both a smooth side and a grip side.
What You Need:
- 4 ft Fabric
- 3 ft long Rug base (vinyl or rubber)
- Don't worry about how wide it is-- you can trim it!
- Adhesive spray
- Tape Measurer
- Small can of Clear Polycrylic (water based)
- Rug gripper (optional)
If you need to cut the fabric or the base, then make sure that you have at least 6 extra inches in all directions on the fabric compared to the size of your vinyl base. So if your fabric is 4 ft by 3 ft, then your base should be 3 ft by 2 ft. Got it? Got it. Gooooood.
When you cut the rug base to the size you have determined that you want, use a straight edge and mark a line on the outside border of the vinyl to make sure that you cut in a straight line.
Complete this on all sides.
The next step is optional, but recommended. I attached a rug gripper to the vinyl side for two reasons using the spray adhesive.
Now it's time to coat this guy in protection!