Hack a Bath Mat With Outdoor Decking

Hack a Bath Mat With Outdoor Decking

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 22, 2011

Wooden bath mats are pretty to look at and particularly practical for those in humid environments. That said, they can be a bit pricey. This one was created with a few pieces from IKEA and a Dremel tool. The best part is the more you make, the less expensive they are to create. Score!

Outdoor decking from IKEA is perfect for the project because of its plastic backing which keeps wood off the ground, allowing airflow to circulate underneath. Each box was found (on sale) for $20 and has 9 tiles inside. Each mat requires 6 tiles, leaving 3 extras. So buy two boxes and you essentially get a third mat for free!

The process is simple, just un-box and assemble. The plastic attachment pieces on the outer edges are removed with a Dremel tool, though a serrated knife will do the trick if you're not into power tools. This is a great look for inside your home or for an outdoor shower or used poolside. And don't forget to check the Handyman's section at your local IKEA for open boxes that might have a tile or two missing!

Check out more details over at House of Hepworths

(Image: House of Hepworths)

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