Hey, hey! How’s your first week of 2015 going? This week has been a busy one, getting Christmas decorations down and trying to reorganize our house and get the new year off to a clean and fresh start! Last week I shared 15 Ways We Decluttered our Life (which you can read all about HERE), and we’ve been working on several of those as well. Organizing is hard work; but totally worth it! So, I took a break for organizing and am sharing a DIY Kitchen Mat Redo I did instead.
Our kitchen mat has been looking a little shabby lately. It’s been spilled on countless times by all of us, and gets a ton of foot traffic all day long. Other than those cosmetic issues, the mat is in pretty good condition so I didn’t want to just get rid of it.
In hopes of saving a little money, I decided to figure out a way to re-do it and make it new again! I had some fabric I recently got at Joann’s in the clearance bin for a buck or two that I wanted to cover the mat with. I thought awhile about how to go about attaching it, but in the end, I figured Mod Podge would do the trick! I wasn’t quite sure how it’d work, but that’s what we DIYers do; we give it a go and see what happens!
Once the whole mat has a fairly thick layer of glue, lay your fabric on top. smooth it out so there are no air bubbles or wrinkles. You can easily move it around until you have it where and how you want it.
Use more Mod Podge and brush it on all over the top of the fabric, again paying attention to the corners and edges. I even painted the extra inch of fabric I had around the mat as well, for easy cutting later on.
Because there was SO much glue, I let it dry overnight.
It looks SO much better in front of my sink! I think I might eventually do another coat of Mod Podge on top for a glossy finish, but I’m quite happy with how well it worked! Because the fabric was so thin you can kind of see the pattern underneath, but only if you look really close.
Here’s a little before and after because, well, they’re just fun.
What have you mod podged lately? Do you like to give things new life or would you rather buy something new?
I hope the rest of the week goes wonderfully for you all!
UPDATE: I have since given the mat one more coat of Mod Podge, and also a Minwax Polycrylic brush-on sealer to seal the mat and make it waterproof. It’s still holding up great and wipes off easily!
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