repurpose PVC: welcome mat

This was a project my brain thought would look cuter then it did. I was originally going to do this project for the American Crafter Round 1. It stunk. So I did the L.O.V.E. plaques instead.

But, after some paint fixing I rescued this project and it is sitting at my front door. Not my proudest moment. But not my worst either.

Good enough to give you the run down on the how to’s…

Grab a cheap door mat. Mine was $2 from Menards.
And lot’s of PVC pipes. Get them cut to length if you don’t have a cutter.
And you’ll need the 4 elbow’s.

Make the frame to the size of the rug…

I laid out all my PVC pipe to make sure it all fit.

I put Marine Goop all over the mat and then stuck the frame down, then each of the PVC pipes. Let it sit and get all set and hard.

Then paint it. Ugh. I am not a painter. But you are. so you will do amazing. If not, oh well…it’s for people’s feet anyways.

Linking up this great project at these happening places…
-Mommy by Day, Crafter by Night–Not Just a Housewife-Gingersnap Crafts-Uncommon DesignsSomeday CraftsSouthern Lovely-Christina’s Adventures–Tatertos & jello-
-DIY Dreamer–At the Picket Fence–My Simple Home Life–finding fabulous blog–Sassy Sites–Shabby Nest–504 Main–Thirty Handmade Days–5 days…5 ways–Craft-o-maniac-
Brassy Apple-Tip Junkie-Today’s Creative BlogBacon Time-

My entry into Show Me Extraordinary sponsored by Appliances Online and Bosch Washing Machines.



  1. says

    I think it’s cute too! And very original! A question though – are the pipes slippery when they get wet? Thanks for sharing, and since anything un-Martha is the best I’ll be following along now!

  2. says

    Girl, that is so stinking clever! I would have never came up with that and it was nice and cheap the way I like it! Would love love love if you could share this awesomness at my cheap finds and transformations party, this is so cool! I’ll leave the link in case you’re interested, have a great Saturday and keep these projects coming, I’m your latest follower!

    • says

      thanks so much! I stopped over…I think I linked?…and I am pleased as punch for the invite. And especially for you stoppping by and commenting. Thanks!

    • says

      Menards is the builder supply store. It’s a giant company. Kind of like a Wal-mart for building supplies. yep, when I saw that for $2 I snatched it up! I actually got another one to just paint.

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