DIY Faux Wall Gate


The shabby chic wall gate look is on trend right now but buying a set brand new can get pricey. Learn how to make your own with {2} $6 pieces of rubber.
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It's really quite simple....
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The project starts with these 2 rubber mats from Ross {$5.99 each}.
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I painted both with white chalk paint.
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Once the chalk paint dried, I spray painted the mats with Rust-Oleum's flat white. I then used the blade of my scissors to distress the mats. Once I was happy with the results, I wiped the mats down and sealed with Mod Podge.
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The finishing touch was two gate style handles I found on Etsy. The handles add an authentic vibe, don't you think?
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To hang, cut small pieces of industrial strength velcro and secure to the back of the mats. Place the velcro throughout the mats to prevent sagging, then secure to the wall.
The result? Two shabby chic wall gates that look like they were store bought!
Kimberly C Dickerson

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1 question
  • Klf101062
    on Apr 17, 2016

    First, what is Ross? Second, tell us about that pretty blue shelf

    • Kimberly C Dickerson
      on Apr 10, 2018

      Hi, Ross is a discount department store. That shelf started out as a black shelf from Walmart. I painted it with a mixture of chalk paint blues.

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  • RhondaForsyth
    on Nov 3, 2016

    Awesome project

  • 13r32658755
    on Mar 7, 2018

    Going to try this too. Great job Hun. You even fooled me. I thought for sure they were wrought iron. Besides, we're neighbors!! Lived my entire life in Richmond with my last and final move to Amelia. Been to more than 1 party on Fraternity Row @ Randolph Macon   Thanks for sharing.

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