Friday, February 26, 2010

Let's call him mat

I saw this little mat on a trip to Ikea last week. It was screaming to me and I couldn't pass up this blank slate. I'm pretty sure it cost less than $8.

This was what I thought I would do with it.
What are those? Man hands? Yep, I set to work taping off the mat, but my hubby quickly stepped in and said he would be happy to help. He's pretty good at geometric shapes (he's a mechanical engineer after all!).
And then I took a bottle of black paint and a brush and set to work dabbing the paint on. I'm not sure how it will hold up with dirty wet feet, which is why I didn't take the time to put our last initial on yet. In the meantime, I think it looks pretty good.




8 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very creative! I like this! I wonder if you use a fabric paint if it would hold up. I'd be curious to know if this does hold up for you with just regular paint. The monogram would look so good in the middle, too!

Andrea Hardman said...

Looks amazing. Let us know how it works out.

Rachelle said...

Love this!

Thanks for linking up! :)

Andy Porter said...

Ooh! I like that! I'm going to copy that idea for sure! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats this week! Come again!

Jami Schoettler said...

What a great idea! There are so many different things you could do. JaMI

theteo5 said...

So far so good. The paint is holding up quite well. Now to make a stencil for the letter. Any tips?

Kaysi said...

Wow that really makes a difference. What a great idea!

J said...

Wow, looks amazing!
Which kind of paint did you use?