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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Thank u for stopping by and have a wonderful day ahead!

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  1. What a difference the paint made. Adding gold was a nice touch, Bharati.

  2. Congratulations on completing your first 10k! I actually have a worn out door mat that you've definitely inspired me to give a second thought about before throwing it away! This may looks so lovely! I would have never known that you recycled an old one!

    1. Thank u Reshma. Definitely, give it a try. I am sure it will be beautiful :)

  3. Hi Bharati! I wanted to let you know the Weekly Feature Series is live in which your post is being featured. Sorry for the delay in letting you know. It's the first week of school and I'm super behind. Anyhoo, thank you for joining in my parties! Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Have a lovely week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. Thank u Kathryn. So glad to featured, loved all other amazing features. No worries, I can understand. We two school going kids, I know how it is. getting back to regular routine took almost a week for us. Love partying with u.

  4. I love it when something ready for the trash, turns into something so pretty and useful! Great Job! Would you be willing to share at our Link Party?

  5. ok I admit, you totally blew me away with this! I was so skeptical with your "before" picture....Now I am running down the aisle hollering I Believe!

    That looks great, good job!
    And thanks for joining us over @ Dishing It and Digging it. I hope it brings you some new friends and great traffic. Hope to see you next sunday too for our next one!


    P.S. Sharing this via google+ and my R&R Facebook page. (should show up maybe thursday?)

    1. Thank u for your sweet comments Christine. I am grinning ear to ear. Thanks for the sharing, Hugs.

  6. Wow, that's an amazing transformation. You mat looks great in blue and gold. We have a couple old mats left at our house by the previous owners that I've been thinking we need to replace. I think I'm going to try some spray paint instead. Thanks!

    1. Thank u Rebecca. I am sure those old mats would look amazing with some spray paint love :)


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