DIY Kitchen Mats = Happy Feet

When I saw this kitchen mat it was immediate love.  But $75.00?!?!  I don’t think so. And neither did the hubs.  

Ballard Desgins -Southern Living Conversion Comfort Mat

Ballard Designs -Southern Living Conversion Comfort Mat

And then I found this:

hymnsandverses - Ballard Designs Knock-Off – Ballard Designs Southern Living Knock-Off

Um….hello.  I can totally do that. So off to Wal-Mart I went.  

I found the mats in two different sizes.  Of course I bought 2 big ones and several smaller ones.

Wal-Mart - Cushioned Kitchen Mat

Wal-Mart – Cushioned Kitchen Mat

Large Mat

Large Mat

I followed the tutorial above almost perfectly except we know how impatient I am.

I might have omitted one or two steps. But whatever.

First I created my template in MS Word, cut it out and taped it in place on my mat.


I then started at the bottom and using the chalk method I turned each template over and outlined the back with the chalk.


You can’t really see the chalk here but we’ll just pretend you can.

Then I flipped the template back down and traced over the words with a pen cap.

You can now see the chalk outline of the words (told you it was there).


Using a white paint pen, I simply just traced over the chalk.


These mats have some grooves in them so I went back over it twice and was left with this:


I added a border and after everything was dry, I wiped her down with a Clorox wipe.

I then sprayed her with several coats of clear acrylic sealer.


And here she is in my kitchen:



And those are my toes. But whatever.

I cannot even begin to tell you how happy I am with this kitchen floor mat.

This project was so easy and much more reasonable than $75.00, so I decided to make a few more.


Kitchen definition Floor Mat


Chi Chi likes the Kitchen Rules Mat


Kitchen Rules. Without the Dog


just sippin on Sweet Tea – kitchen floor mat


The kitchen is the heart of the home – kitchen floor mat

I love love love my new kitchen floor mats.

And my feet are oh so happy now.


Linking to:  Home Stories A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, Domestically Speaking, Start at Home

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  4. OH MY this is genius!! I want on in my kitchen!
    I would love for you to come link up at my Furniture and Paint Party going on now!! Hope to see you soon

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