Diana's Upcycled Doormat

Diana's Upcycled Doormat

Jason Loper
May 25, 2011

If you've been inspired by the stream of kitchen renovations we've been parading around and/or you happen to have some scrap vinyl flooring laying around, here's a way to upcycle a little of it:

You can make a doormat! Diane, at In My Own Style, posted about covering a scrap of vinyl flooring with a piece of fabric to create a doormat and I absolutely love it! What an inventive way to recycle the flooring while also creating something new for the home!

The process Diane used seems fairly easy. In addition to the vinyl flooring and fabric, Diane used spray glue, water based polyurethane, and duct tape to create her doormat.

First, Diane cut the vinyl flooring to the desired size and then cut the fabric slightly larger to allow it to wrap around the flooring. Then, she liberally applied spray glue to the vinyl flooring and fabric and joined the two together. After smoothing out the fabric to make sure it was flat and free of wrinkles and bubbles, Diane applied two coats of water based polyurethane, making sure to cover every square inch of the fabric. Once the polyurethane had dried, Diane wrapped the excess fabric around the flooring and, using duct tape, adhered it to the bottom.

And, tada! A doormat! I love that you can use any patterned fabric (chevron anyone?) and that the polyurethane makes it waterproof and easy to clean.

Check out the full post at Diane's blog: In My Own Style: How To Make A Custom Rug Out of Fabric.

Images: In My Own Style

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