Bleach A Basic Rug to Create a Beautiful Chevron Pattern

Burlap and Denim

Awhile back, I spray painted my carpet with a cool chevron stripe. I still love it, but this idea accomplishes the same thing without any overspray. Would you guess this crisp, clean lined chevron pattern was made with bleach?

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We checked in over at Burlap and Denim where there's been some bleaching happening. This rug started as light blue and although the bleaching of fabrics is usually associated with soft, whispy bleach marks, this project turned out super star results with crisp, clean lines that make it look it came from the factory in such a manner.

The rug was first taped off, then bleached, allowed to dry and then beaten. Next up was a trip through the dryer and then the washer. The look is rather inspiring and might be just the thing for those inexpensive big box retail rugs that are laced all throughout Craigslist. Not ugly per say, but not exactly attractive either. Give them a little makeover and turn them into something fabulous!

Read More: Chevron Rug Tutorial from Burlap and Denim

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