DIY Kitchen Mat Re-do
Our kitchen mat has been looking quite sad. It's dirty from being spilled on, and gets a ton of foot traffic all day long. I really didn't want to have to buy a new one, so I decided to give the old one new life!
This is my before mat:
Gross looking. I started by cutting out fabric that was about an inch bigger on each side than the mat.
I ironed my fabric to make sure there were no wrinkles. Then, I used Mod Podge and painted the glue all over the top of my old mat.
I carefully placed my fabric over and smoothed out any wrinkles. I made sure to get all the edges with a lot of glue.
I painted more Mod Podge on top of the fabric as well, and let it dry overnight. I knew that since the fabric I chose was thinner, you'd be able to slightly see the design underneath. It didn't matter to me though!
After it dried, I used an Xacto knife to cut off the excess fabric around the mat. All done!
It's just what I was hoping for, and it looks great, too! It's not perfect, but it works for me!
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published January 7th, 2015 1:35 PM
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