How To Turn a Tablecloth Into an Indoor/Outdoor Rug

How To Turn a Tablecloth Into an Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Sarah Rae Smith
Jul 12, 2011
(Image credit: Liz Calka)

While Indoor/Outdoor rugs have become more attractive in the last several years, that doesn't mean they're at the height of design just yet. If you can't find one with enough personality, don't fear, just make one yourself — from a tablecloth!

Over at Design Share there's been a little 'thinking outside of the box' going on. Tablecloths often have great pattern and design to them and can be found at inexpensive prices at end of the season clearance sales or discount retail outlets.

To turn one into a rug, all you need is a few coats of water based polyurethane and a rubber rug backer. A bit of double sided tape won't hurt either to help hold things together. Although this will feel soft under your feet, it won't be extra cushy like a plush rug will. It's perfect for areas that might see higher traffic or dirt. I'm eyeing the project right now for my basement, which has concrete floors in dire need of some sprucing up!

See photos and get the full rug making tutorial from Design Share.

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