Adding some fun to your floors is as easy as painting a kitchen mat!
I bought a kitchen mat on clearance for $3. It didn’t match my decor and it started looking really dingy very fast, but I had big plans for this little mat that would solve both of these problems!
I wanted to come up with a fun, geometrical pattern, but I needed something with straight lines (Quatrefoil wasn’t going to work) and I didn’t want to do Chevron since I had just done a Chevron project for my boy’s room (tutorial for that coming soon!)
So I actually found this idea on a notebook and just recreated it myself simply by eyeballing it. I’ve heard this called a “Greek Key Design”, but mine isn’t quite as symmetrical, so I don’t know if this is the right name for it.
Here is the step-by-step process:
- Paint the entire area a base color you love- I chose Evening Stroll from Valspar. Let this is dry completely
- I cut thePainter’s Tape in half to get the thickness I needed. Painter’s tape comes in a variety of widths, so if you are purchasing some for this project, you can probably avoid this step. I was using the tape I had on hand, so I needed to make some adjustments.
- Tape off your design. When your design is taped down, run your fingers along it to make sure there is a good seal around the edges. This will help avoid any bleeding underneath the tape when you paint it.
- Paint the entire surface over your design and let it dry completely. You may want to do a couple coats of this to ensure nice, bold lines of color. My picture looks like I chose a white, but it is actually a buttercream yellow and it looks great!
Once your paint has dried, take off the painters tape and admire your work!
I put together a short video of the process- click HERE to view it.
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