The old Ikea hack. It's one of the best isn't it?! After being inspired by so many people online with the 'paint your own' Ikea rug I did my own about a year ago. One of my dearest friends always loved it, so for his birthday this year I painted an Ikea Egeby rug for him (lucky guy).
Although the pattern I used was three colours and very structured, he only wanted two colours, and I decided to make the pattern a little more freehand after seeing this amazing herringbone patterned wall. Using Dulux White on White and Domino I painted the first coat fully white, then taped it up rather haphazardly, and covered the entire rug in the black. Make sure you get enough paint. I started with one litre of each colour. I ended up having to buy more, so it turned out to be about one and a half litres of each colour to fully cover it. Also, I recommend buying a cheap brush as you'll destroy it.
I added an additional step in this rug in that I sprayed it with a clear sealer after everything was dry. I find that my rug gets dirty quite quickly so I'm hoping the clear sealer just helps it to stay a little bit cleaner.
Fortunately he absolutely loves it!