I have been coveting chevron rugs in a major way, but could not find one in my price range. When I looked online to see what other people were doing for alternatives, all I could find were tutorials for painting the rugs. That did not make me excited. Wouldn't the paint make it stiff? Then inspiration struck - if the rugs are fabric couldn't you just dye it? The answer? YES!!
List of supplies:
1. RIT liquid dye
2. Squirt bottle
4. LOTS of rags
5. Cardstock or cardboard to make stencil (or pre-made stencil)
6. painters tape
Step 1: After you've purchased your rug and selected your dye color, put a small amount of dye in a squirt bottle and add water. TEST the saturation first on a rag until you get the desired hue.
Step 2: using the card stock or cardboard make your stencil
Step 3: Using the painters tape and stencil begin taping off the pattern onto your rug. BEWARE: take into account the space taken up by the tape and measure accordingly.
Step 4: Begin dying. I squirted the dye directly on the carpet using the rags to cover the parts I didn't want dyed and to blot the dye for even coverage.