One of our guilty pleasures is watching home renovation shows – we love seeing spaces transformed and getting inspired to tackle projects around our own homes! We’re so excited to be partnering with the Home Free TV series – a show where 9 couples compete for their dream home by renovating homes for deserving families. It’s so fun to watch these couples work hard to completely transform a house and the ending of the show is the biggest & best surprise of all – we love a great feel-good story!
If you don’t have big renovations in the works for your home, like a kitchen redo (my dream!), a new living room or a complete yard makeover, the kind of amazing projects featured on the show, little projects and updates are a good way to bring a fresh look to your space while you wait for the day you can tackle those bigger projects.
This simple & modern bath mat brings a spa-like feel to your bathroom and is an easy enough project to tackle over a weekend! We chose cedar because it’s an affordable water-resistant wood, that’s also soft, so it’s great for stepping on; teak would also be a great choice if your budget is a little higher. Wood bath mats might take a bit to get used to (think of stepping on them as a mini foot massage!), but the clean, modern look definitely wins us over!
DIY Cedar Bath Mat
– cedar board – 1x6x10
– circular saw
– table saw
– measuring tape
– sand paper
– wood glue
– nail gun (or hammer & nails)
– teak oil (or another kind of water-resistant finish)
– paint brush & rag
(Step photos can be found over on Home Free) Cut board into 30″ pieces using circular saw. Cut three of the 30″pieces to width (for slats), 1.75″ on the table saw. Cut the three support pieces from the renaming wood – ours are 1.75″ wide, 3/8″ thick and 18″ long. Sand all the pieces. Arrange wooden slats as you’d like your mat to look, with the bottom side of the wood slats facing up. We spaced our slats 3/8″ apart. (To make spacing easier, make 3/8″ spacers out of scrap wood). Place a dab of wood glue on each slat, one inch from the edge. Place a support piece over the glue and nail down, keeping the ends of the slats even. Repeat on the other end and with the center support piece. Let the glue dry. Once glue is dry, apply finish, following manufacturer’s instructions.
Be sure to pop on over to their site to check out the latest show news, watch the first episode if you missed it, and see our DIY over there of course – and join us in watching Home Free on Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX!
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