A few years ago, we bought this really nice gel-padded kitchen mat on sale. Not long after we bought it, a slice appeared across the middle…and it grew and grew, and collected dirt, and ended up like this:
Yuck! But it was really comfy to stand on and was still perfectly functional, so I didn’t really want to throw it out and go buy a new one…instead, I decided to try to recover it! I debated between canvas or vinyl, but ultimately decided it was important to be able to wipe it off easily…so I found some fun vinyl tablecloth material at JoAnn’s (with a coupon, of course) and got to work.
This doesn’t really need a tutorial, all I did was use spray adhesive on the front, and then wrap it up kind of like a present on the back using duct tape, like this:
The key is to pull it really tight as you’re wrapping, and unless you want to do something fancy with the corners, just make sure they stay square.
Voila! It’s like brand new!
I love the color it brings into our otherwise blah-kitchen. And it took me about 20 minutes, start to finish – can’t beat that!
Have a great Wednesday!
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I love your mat redo! Such a great idea to give new life to it. Our Simply Create Link party is going on right now. I would love to have you link up, as I’m sure my followers would like to see what you created too. Hope to see you soon!
I need a mat in the scullery ! Yours turned out great and as you say, if it’s comfy, why replace just give it a new face ;-) Thank you for sharing at our ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party !
This is great! I’m visiting you today from Sugar Bee. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesdays and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
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I love love your mat re-do! I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time!
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Very cute idea!
Hi! Wow, this looks so great… love the refashion. Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! Emily @ Nap-Time Creations
Yeah! It really looking comfy in the photo to stand on you have taken right decision that not threw it and give it modern look, this kitchen mat is really looking very attractive, it has great pattern with nice colour. I enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing..
This is just so pretty and functional…love it! This would be perfect to link-up to my new series – “Create It Thursday.” It’s live now! http://www.lambertslately.com/2013/05/create-it-thursday-1.html
I love this! It turned out awesome!
Fabulous idea, you are probably thinking “why didn’t I do this awhile ago”!
This is such a great idea for bringing new life to something that would normally be thrown away. We’ll be featuring this over at Someday Crafts tomorrow, so come stop by if you have a minute!
Great solution that looks good!!!