All you need for this unique mat is: shelf liner, hot glue, a knife and 175 wine corks. If vino isn't your drink of choice, or you simply don't want to work through so many bottles, visit a few neighborhood restaurants. Many bars toss their wine corks at the end of the night and would be happy to save a few for you! Learn how to make it here: http://blog.brightnest.com/2012/08/06/learn-...
One of the first things I did when we moved into our home was to update some of the outdated finishes, like my ugly, pink countertops. I didn't have new granite countertops in the
budget, but I did have some paint, glaze, and a couple of sea sponges on hand. I did have to go out and buy some bonding primer and some polyurethane, but the total price was still under $30. You can visit my blog to the details.