A Faux Cowhide Rug for Less Than $50

Christina Dennis
by Christina Dennis
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I really wanted a cowhide rug for our sitting room, but just couldn't afford a real one! I got to work with some faux cowhide fabric and created something that looked great for less than $50.
I printed out a cowhide rug shape that I liked, drew a grid over it, and then transferred the shape to a 5 x 7" piece of faux cowhide fabric.
Then, I cut out the shape and singed the raw edges with a lighter to prevent them from fraying.
This fabric is gorgeous and realistic (there's a link to it in my blog post), and the rug adds so much fun to our sitting room!
To read more details, please visit my blog post.
Christina Dennis
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  • C Crow C Crow on Jan 18, 2018
    Like your project very much and LOVE the color of your walls. Couldn't find it on your website - would you mind sharing name and brand of that lovely paint in your beautiful room. Thank you so much.

  • Subha Subha on Jul 09, 2020

    Where did you get those chairs??? They are very nice.

    you have done a great job, creating the look.

  • Marilyn Marilyn on Oct 31, 2022

    I love, love your sofa. What brand is it and the style if you can find it on the inside tag under the cushions. It looks so dreamy and ready to relax and take a nap on it. Mj

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  • Fer33266397 Fer33266397 on May 11, 2018

    I would love to try this bt don't think I could x

  • Suzzanne Doublez Suzzanne Doublez on Apr 27, 2020

    This is the LEAST amount of explanation of a project I’ve ever seen on here and I think it was on purpose so you’d have to go to the website, which I don’t appreciate.