Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rubber Door Mat Wall Art 2

Decorating in these hard economical times can

be quite challenging for many of us.

After much thought I decided

to take my Rubber Door Mat Wall Art

from my previous POST

and create a statement wall by using

several of them...

I used the same Heirloom White Satin

spray paint from my local Home Depot.

It takes roughly two coats before sanding.

Also the paint seals that rubber smell

after a day or two while allowing them

 to air out after spray painting.

I used a combination of 80 & 120 grit

sand paper on my hand sander

to achieve that aged worn feel and

give that illusion of a vintage iron piece.

As you can see the rubber mats

each have a different thickness.

 When I first created this in 2009

I only used square shaped mats.

I purchased the halfmoon shape

at the Family Dollar Store. Walmart has

a similiar one ranging from 7.99 -9.99

Paint cost was 3.87 a can and I used two cans for

four rubber mats.

I staged the family room to show

how multiple rubber mats would look

for a creative and cost effective wall decor.

Keeping the total cost perfect for

 beautiful budget decorating.

Simple, elegant and easy to create...

Frugal at its finest!

I will be linking up this week to Kathleen's

Please email me through my link

regarding any questions for this project.

Mr. Dior has just begun painting a set

in a pale Aqua blue for a client.

Much love to all of you

From me & Mr. Dior


Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Beautiful Kate!!I love them and the aqua blue ones too....so pretty! Great idea!

Lou Cinda

Unknown said...

Hi Ms. Kate, I LOVE those mats. I went looking but couldn't find any at our Dollar Store. Thinking I'm gonna have to break down and buy one from Wally-World. I had a great idea though of gluing it on top of a mirror. Thinking it would give it some depth. Loving your idea and taking it one step further ; )
Hope you and your family are doing well.
Hugs to you my deary ~

Ron and Jamie said...

really love that idea and i plan on using it when i have a hse again in the states <3

solamar7 said...

This idea is amazing.. and than you for sharing it.. You hit it right outta the park with this one!!

It's me said...

Did he post them yet ??? hahahahhaha!!...beautiful darling....xxx..

Linda said...

What a totally awesome idea! I LOVE it and it does look like scroll-worked iron!

The best thing I like is that they are not heavy, so they would be way easier to hang up on the wall!

Thanks for the inspiration.

Jan@southernjunkin' said...

Wonderful, fabulous idea! I thought they were iron! Thanks for sharing the inspiration! I'm one of your newest friends! Drop by sometime for a visit!

Mikey Fuller said...

Kate, Thanks for such wonderful comments!! I would sooo do this, if I had any wall space! Lovely! I have one of these mats out front, I may have to re-paint mine, just for the fun effect!

Thanks again!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

V I N T A G E O L O G I E said...

YOU amaze me Mrs.Dior!!

Anonymous said...

those look fantastic Kate! I have a real cast iron door mat just like that. Being outside, it has gotten a beautiful rusty patina and I keep thinking I may bring it in and use on the wall. The dog and cat hate stepping on it. I guess the hardness of it hurts their little paws. Happy White Wednesday

Barbara Jean said...

Are you kidding?? Door mats?? what will you think of next, you creative girl?
barbara jean

Anonymous said...

those look fantastic Kate! I have a real cast iron door mat just like that. Being outside, it has gotten a beautiful rusty patina and I keep thinking I may bring it in and use on the wall. The dog and cat hate stepping on it. I guess the hardness of it hurts their little paws. Happy White Wednesday

Debbie said...

Amazing! They look wonderful!

betty-NZ said...

What a clever lady you are!! Lovely job.

June said...

Totally amazing Kate!!!!! LOVE IT!
hugs from here...

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

This nothing less than amazing! And Beautiful!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Love this Kate but I love how you guys are working together! Jim and I do too and it makes creating even more fun!

Karen said...

Hi Kate, these are beautiful. I never would have thought of something like this. Just gorgeous.

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

Oh Kate, You & Mr. D are So Clever & Creative.... I Love that wall ~ I have to remember to show this to my daughter~
Have a Blessed & Beautiful week

lisa Moran, Bilancia Designs said...

You are one clever girl...
And what a team you and hubby are...LOVE that!
Where is the little Diva??? I haven't seen her beautiful, little face on your blog for awhile... :)
Hope to talk SOON and catch up...
Huge hugs xoxo

Seawashed said...

Have you been in a magazine for this yet? I'm sure you will be...so creative.

Rebecca Nelson said...

They are more than fabulous! Sooo creative!



Very creative, Kate.


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love the drama Kate. This is such a fantastic idea, and so economical.

BellArt @ Decor said...

Wow...fantastic, amazing and beautiful decorations, greet from Polish, Monika

Abby said...

This is so so beautiful! I can't wait to try this! I'm a new follower!

Stephanie said...

Absolutely genius - thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

What a super idea! Love it!

CraftyKelly said...

This entire room is just lovely! Do you happen to remember what paint you used on your walls?

Keep up the wonderful work!

Kate said...

Hi Crafty Kelly

The paint is Totem Pole and it was mixed in Orange County where I live at a small Vista Paints

Warm Regards


Anonymous said...

These are great! What is the best way to hang them? Do you attach a picture hanger to the rubber or have you found a better way?

arrielle_p said...

Will make a place like this on my condo. Great designing of this place. Really like it. :)

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Anonymous said...

Love this idea!! What did you use to hang them with?

Anonymous said...

Hi Kate! How you did you hang them on the wall?

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Unknown said...

I love this idea! I do have a question for you.....I can't find that particular mat that has spaces in between the design....do you think if i used the one from wally world which is solid would it come out decent?

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