Considering it’s meant to be summer it has been raining, a lot! So much that the other day our back garden got a little flooded, and I ordered a new brolly!
And whilst all this rain is great for the water companies (bet they still impose a hosepipe ban) and the farmers, it has wrecked the door mat I had placed outside the patio doors, this used to have a couple of reindeers on it, I’m a total sucker for Christmas and, yes, I do wish it could be Christmas every day!
The thing must be 10 x the weight from being waterlogged, so instead of trapping the dirt of shoes and feet before they enter the house it just makes everything wet, which is just icky nasty!
Obviously it had to go, tata!
I needed something in its place, something that wouldn’t get waterlogged nor look nasty and faded after a bit of time outside in the glorious British summer time, oh, and I didn’t want something that would feel totally icky either!
This is where the wonderfully named Duck board, wooden creation that is the bathroom mat comes in to play!
This thing has been pootaling around in the loft for a few years, until it got a wipe over and some paint.
I decided to use 3 colours, pink, blue and green, kinda summery and beachy at the same time. I painted the slats alternate colours.
Once it was dry, I added a few rub ons to add a little flowery charm!
A few coats of varnish and tada, I have the cutest door mat this side of the M25.
I think it will look even better once it’s got a little weathered.
Looks better don't you think?!
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