Foot Washing Station

5 Materials
1 Hour

This great little "rug" is perfect for cleaning off dirty feet before coming inside. It's even easy and inexpensive to make!
foot washing station
Today I'm going to share with you how to make a great "rug" to wash off dirty feet. Once you are done using the rug you may also want to pamper your feet with my Peppermint Foot Cream! Start by cutting 12 of the boards into a 16 inch length.
foot washing station
To measure for the hole placements. Line all the boards up on their sides and make marks at the 3 inch, the 8 inch, and the 13th inch marks.
foot washing station
Drill 3 holes in each board where you placed the marks. Be sure that you are using a drill bit that will create holes large enough to put your rope through.
foot washing station
Use exterior paints to paint each board. Be sure that the paints are water based instead of oil based or they will take a long time to dry. This is a great way to use up small amounts of old house paint that you might already have on hand.
foot washing station
Let all of the boards dry completely before you begin stringing them together. Take a long piece of rope and tie a knot in one end. Then place masking tape tightly around the other end so you have a hard end to push through the boards. Pull the rope through each board and tie a knot after the board. Do this with all 3 pieces of rope.
foot washing station
Now your mat is ready to use! Wash off your dirty feet from gardening :)
If you love this project you will also love my Mason Jar Birdfeeders!

Suggested materials:

  • Exterior Paint  (Home Improvement Store)
  • Paintbrush  (Home Improvement Store)
  • Heavy Duty Thin Rope  (Home Improvement Store)
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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Marla Bonner
    on Sep 16, 2017

    If you use water-based paints and you don't finish them with something non-porous, like an acrylic sealer, won't the paint just wash off with the foot bathing?

    • Nancy
      on Sep 17, 2017

      and then the faded and distressed look is in.

    on Sep 19, 2017

    what size board are you using 1x4 1x2,what kind of wood ,pine will sprinter espeially after it gets wet and will start to warp. Thanks

    • Danielle Whatsittoyou
      on Nov 4, 2017

      If you paint it well with a paint intended for marine applications or with an outdoor oil based paint, it shouldn’t matter what type of wood use.

  • Gwenna
    on Nov 2, 2017

    Probably a silly question, but do you hose your feet off while standing on this mat or do you simply wipe your feet across it?

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