This is a really interesting and inexpensive technique to create this Turkish Patchwork Rug. I’ve got the steps to create the effect down to a science and the overhead on cost for it is a bare minimum. I hope you enjoy viewing the steps that I take to create this decorative piece.
I took a 6′ x 6′-4″ piece of scrap brown vinyl flooring I bought at the re-store store for $12.00.
I stapled it to the wall, cleaned it and applied a coat of oil based Kilz
primer then a coat of yellow tinted Sherwin Williams
I painted a dark boarder to look like carpet edging and glazed the surface with burnt umber.
I sectioned of the quadrants and mixed colors from left over house paint. I had purchased four large scale stencils from the Wallovers
booth at this this year’s IDAL
convention added one from Cutting Edge Stencils
. I applied the stencil designs in different directions as if they were truly sewn together.
Glaze in different tones was applied over the stenciled designs and I added shadow and highlight along with hints of stitching between each section.
A clear top coat was applied and I cut off the extra 4″ on one side.
This floor is durable and textural to the eye and can be used in places where one may not want an actual carpet.