We all oohed and aahed when Sarah Baltare turned cheap (ugly) foam tiles into a beautiful painted mat for her niece. Inspired by this, Kim of Art & Cupcakes did something similar and used it in her kitchen as a chef's mat.
Sure, it's no Gel-Pro, but a great example of how you could repurpose these ubiquitous foam tiles once your children are done with them.
Kim reports that her Labrador has scratched it up a bit, but even so it's leaps and bounds more attractive than what she started with. Visit Kim at Art & Cupcakes.
Like this concept? Check out these foam tiles turned into a bus roll mat!
(Image: Art & Cupcakes)