Tuesday, 8 February 2022

A Mat Finish

The loo, with a turquoise Toftbo IKEA pedestal mat, bought in 2009 [I think] When we bought it we also bought a pedestal mat for the handbasin, and a rectangular bathmat. My friend Lesley made me a mat to go by the shower door using recycled shirts as a housewarming present back then too.
But the shower mat has worn out - and the pedestal handbasin replaced by a 2 drawer washstand. So we had one pedestal mat spare.I moved the rectangular mat along to serve both bath and basin. 

But I don't like stepping out of the shower onto the tiled floor - it's slippery when my feet are wet. And the regular bath mat is a big too big - it gets in the way of the bathroom door. Then I had an idea- why didn't I modify the spare pedestal mat? I carefully unpicked the binding round one "leg", cut off the spare fabric and reattached the binding.
I am so pleased with the result. It sits neatly 'round the corner' of the shower, but does not impede the door. The mat is now L shaped not U shaped
And I can walk safely on mats from the shower to the medicine cabinet, with no fear of slipping.
I am ridiculously pleased with this project.

You could say that I'm no longer putting my mat on a pedestal.








19 comments:

  1. That is a very clever remake of what would be called a contour mat, over here. :)

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    1. I like "contour mat" - it sounds much more shapely

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  2. That is awesome! That is some clever thinking.

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  3. What a brilliant idea, and it looks great too.

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  4. It is so fun when you can use your own skills to create a solution to a problem! Good for you!

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  5. That is some outside the box thinking!

    What are you going to do with the piece you cut off?

    Peggy

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    1. No idea, Peggy. It is currently in the Great Stash. I had to handsew the binding, it doesn't go easily through the machine. I may keep the scrap in the car, to wipe the wig mirrors

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    1. Thank you. You produce some brilliant revamps too. I really enjoy seeing them. On your blog

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  7. Really clever and appears to be "seamless". Well done!

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