recycled towel bath mat

This project has been sitting on my DIY pinterest board for so long and the other day I decided to give it a shot. I’d been putting it off because I knew it would take a while and unfortunately I’m the type of person who is totally willing to start a project, but if it drags out into days or weeks the likelihood of me ever finishing it goes down to almost zero.

But worth a shot, right? The video says it might take about 2 hours. Doable.

Wrong. I think I spent about 15 hours on this. So long that my cat became exhausted from watching me work on it so much.


I also think it’s important to note that this is one of the messiest projects I’ve ever worked on. These strips of old towels shed everywhere. I’ve had to vacuum the floor, table, couch, and myself each time I’ve gotten up from working on it.

But in the end, I think it was worth it. It’s probably the softest and squishiest bath mat my feet have ever stepped on.

 

EDIT: Okay, as much as I hate to admit it, this project was NOT a success. It lived in our bathroom for just a couple weeks before it was given the boot by T. It was still shedding everywhere and as much as I tried to clean up after it, it was too much of a mess. I had to hand-fluff it every couple days otherwise it looked all raggedy and flat. It has since been replaced with a light blue Martha Stewart bathmat of the same size that I found at a thrift store for $2.

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