Jason and I struggled and struggled with our search for a good rug for in Daniel's room. We didn't want to spend a lot of money on something we knew wouldn't last for very long. We shopped high and low for something that would be the right size for the room, would be a good place to play with our baby, and wouldn't cost a fortune.
We found a white shag rug that was the right size for the room at Home Depot. We bought it and brought it home. Jason carried our rolled up rug into the room and it hit me. This was the worst rug we could have possibly purchased. All the furniture in the nursery was white. What were we thinking dragging home more white? We needed some color!
I tried to come up with a way to either paint or dye the rug. Then it hit me...
Why don't we use carpet tiles? Jason works for an architect, so we were lucky enough to have the hook-ups. We picked out a few colors that we thought would work nicely with the dinosaur fabric we had for the curtains and crib sheet.
I used duct tape on the backside to attach the tiles to each other. I used 2 strips of masking tape along each edge on the back because we were worried the duct tape might damage our floor. We weren't worried about the tape in middle of the rug because we put a non-skid pad down underneath so the tape wasn't going to come into contact with the floor.
It took about an hour for super pregnant me to tape it all together because I had to stop periodically to catch my breath. We're really happy with the way it turned out. We love the price of it (free!) and love the smiles we get from this little guy when he plays on it.