Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A new life for the old and worn out rubber floor mat

Heyyyy, did you do any thing interesting so far in the summer? Last weekend, I did something I never thought I would. Ran a 10K with dear friends for a good cause. I love walking and hiking, running was never my thing.

We have had this floor mat for a while. It used to be pretty beautiful in its original form, after an year of use, it lost all its charm and the top layer peeled off.

This is how it looked few days back.


Hubby wanted to get rid of it and buy a new one. As usual I was not ready to throw away a perfectly good floor mat just because it was faded. So some spray paint and a handmade stencil came to the rescue of this damsel in distress :)

Looks like I am in totally and deeply in love with blue :) I spent whopping zero dollars on this makeover as I had the blue and gold spray paint. Stencil was made using the broken IKEA table mat. With 40% off coupon from Joann's and Hobby lobby, even if I were to buy the spray paint, it would have costed me less than 10$.


Everything can be fixed with few coats of spray paint ;)


I stencilled greek key individually using the gold spray paint (left over from the IKEA dresser makeover)

Spray painted floor mat, Spray Painted Greek Key Floor Mat

There was a little over spray of gold in few places. I fixed it buy spraying blue on top of it and sealed it with few coats of poly.

Blue and Gold Greek Key floor Mat

One more after :)

Greek Key Floor Mat, DIY Floor Mat

I am so glad that I was able to give a fresh look for the old floor mat. Hubby was happy too. :)

Here is one with before and after next to each other.

DIY Spray painted Floor Mat


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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cheap and Quick Drawer Liners

Heyyyy all lovely people, hope you all had a wonderful July 4th weekend. We had an amazing time with our visiting friends from east coast. Kiddos and adults alike freaked out totally :)

You have already seen my blue dresser. I wanted the inside also to be as beautiful as outside. Do you think I succeeded?



All that I did was to cut the foam core sheet per size and wrap it with the gift wrap.


Foam core is not glued to the drawers making it easy to remove if I want to change the liner later,


This was a real quick and real cheap project. My older one measured the inside and cut the foam core per size. Younger one helped with the wrapping. I didn't spend any money on this project as I had foam core and gift wrap already. Even if I had to buy, it wouldnt have costed me more than 2-3 bucks.

I love how beautiful dresser looks inside out.

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