I want what I want. I wanted to paint my kitchen lavender, despite the fact that I knew that there were little to no kitchen accessories that were going to be easily purchasable that would match. I whipped out that paint brush anyway. Then I proceeded to moan and complain about I couldn’t find a thing to match my kitchen… How frustrating!
Well, when you’re the type of person that wants what you want, you had better be crafty. After unsuccessfully looking for rugs, curtains, etc. that I liked and went with my unique kitchen color scheme, I decided to get off my rump and DIY it. First on the agenda? Some of those squishy comfort rugs to put in front of my sink and my stove!
I went to Wal-Mart where I purchased some rugs with a photo of oranges on them for $7.97 each. You may like them, and if you have a cute, kitschy, vintage kitchen, they might work for you – but I think they are hideous. Luckily, I have a big ol’ bottle of Mod Podge. As my nephew says (frequently) – Let’s get this party started!
For this project you will need: Squishy foam rugs, fabric (I used printed canvas), Mod Podge, cheapie foam brush, scissors.
STEP 1: Cut a piece of your cloth to where it extends past the edges of your rug by about an inch. If you have some awful wrinkles, you may want to give the fabric a quick press.
STEP 2: Apply a very healthy dose of Mod Podge to the top of your rug working kind of quickly since this is glue and you don’t want it to dry on you. Be sure to have a generous slathering around the edges and corners. Take your piece of cloth and place it on top, smoothing out any creases, wrinkles or bubbles. Pull up the corners and give another thick dab of glue and push back down. Allow to dry for several hours.
STEP 3: Flip your rug over to where you are seeing the back side. Using your scissors, carefully trim the excess fabric. This foamy rug stuff isn’t really tough, so be careful that you don’t cut a hunk out of the rug accidentally.
STEP 4: Flip your rug back over and apply a nice, even layer of Mod Podge over the entire thing. I decided to try out my new bottle of outdoor Mod Podge for extra protection against water (because, like with everything I do, I wash dishes with gusto and wind up with the front of my shirt and the floor below me soaking wet). Let the rug dry over night. Trim up any weird spots or frays along the edges.
So, that’s all there is to that! You have comfortable squishy custom kitchen rugs that match your kitchen perfectly. Aren’t you excited? I am!!!