Welcome to the second week of the $100 Room Challenge organized by Erin from Lemons, Lavender, & Laundry where a group of bloggers will be transforming a room and we can not spend more than $100. I love this challenge because these bloggers participating are passionate about having a beautiful home without overspending.
I am making over a spare bedroom at our renovated lake house. We gutted the room, replaced walls, stained concrete floors, and threw in some second-hand bunk beds to get us by.
It is time to make this room look better and be more comfortable for guest. The lake house is 40 minutes from my home so I will be making most of the decor at my home and taking it to the lake eventually.
I definitely don’t have money in the budget for a new rug so I will be getting creative and making a DIY Dyed Tassel Rug.
My inspiration for my rug is this dip-dyed rug from Urban Outfitters that cost $369. This rug is exactly what I have in mind for this room. Our floors are espresso stained concrete and a dark rug does not show up on the dark floor so I want a rug that is light colored and I wanted to make my tassels a lighter grey color. I also feel that the fur rug will go with the rustic cabin look that I am going for.
I purchased a rug remnant several years ago for $6.95 that I had not found a need for until now. I think my dog wants the rug for herself.
I pulled out all my leftover yarn from projects to make tassels with and choose the one that I thought best matched the rug. You can see how to make tassels on my DIY Shower Curtain Tassels post.
I purchased a package of grey Rit Dye for $2.49 from Hobby Lobby and followed the package directions.
I let the tassels sit in the pan of Rit Dye for 10 minutes until they were the color that I was wanting.
I love the color! This is a sneak peek of the rug before I take the rug to the lake house.
I am heading to the lake tomorrow to paint the room, create my wall technique, install curtain rods, and hang curtains!
Thank you for visiting the $100 Room Challenge and my DIY Dyed Tassel Rug and don’t forget to visit the other blogger’s rooms and projects below.