I love zebra/cowhide rugs. They are in pretty much every design magazine you open. While I would love to have one, they are super expensive and honestly I'm not really sure how I feel about having a real cow hide laying on my floor. I was so excited when I found a zebra rug diy project a while ago. I think I started it that night. All it took was a drop cloth and paint. Right now for a normal person alarms are going off in your head. But I plunged forward thinking a drop cloth would make a perfect rug and look fantastic. I sketched out the general shape and started cutting.
I took lots of pictures to document the process and share how to make your very own rug.
I didn't want black and white, so I left the drop cloth natural and used a light tan-ish brown for the stripes. I stayed up allllll night painting stripes on that puppy.
And this is what I got. Not so cute. It actually doesn't look quite as bad in the picture. In person, it just looks like I threw some fabric on the floor. Tha main problem is it is way to thin to pass as a rug, not to mention mine has a big ol' belly with stubby little arms. I'm labeling this one a FAIL.
Lesson learned .