DIY Modern Rug
Using rubber placemats with needle and thread, I created a unique and inexpensive rug for my living room.
This project replaced another diy that just did nothing for the space design-wise and was difficult to keep clean.
I saw these placemats at a local warehouse club and knew right away that they would be perfect as my rug. I bought four packs of 4 but ended up using only three packs (12 mats in all).
I laid 4 mats on a surface, trying to create a symmetrical square-type shape in the middle. Using regular thread in a matching colour, with a large sewing needle, I stitched the mats together where they touched.
Voila! This is how it turned out.
I think it suits the space much better, and for less that US$40 and and hour of time, I think it was a bargain.
And, because the mats are rubber, I think this would make a great rug for an outdoor space as well.
I look forward to your feedback on this, my first, post and hopefully I will have more to share you soon.
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Belizepassion on May 26, 2020
You are a genius! I am soooo doing this on my porch! Good job!
I love it!! Its so different from anything I've seen and brilliant. Definitely adding to my list! I want to ask you about your couch though!! Did you make that?? Its a great looking piece and am all about building something similar with pallets for my basement cave.
My kitchen floor is a type of wood laminate that is not supposed to be cleaned with water (what else is there?) and it is starting to buckle. I want to get a linoleum kind of floor to replace it, but until then, can anyone think of a something to cover this stupid floor that can be washed? I was thinking about an outdoor rug, but I'm too messy.
Gorgeous! How about cutti
ing out the small circles from the other spare mats and placing them in the middle between existing mats?