DIY kitchen rug that looks like it's from Pottery Barn? Count me in.

DIY kitchen rug that looks like it's from Pottery Barn? Count me in.

I got my newest Pottery Barn catalog this weekend and noticed a lot of nautical-style accessories: lanterns, sea shells and knots adorning rooms.

I try to avoid buying trendy accessories for my home, especially more expensive ones, because I know they won’t be in style for long. Plus, I tend to have my own style. (Red refrigerator, anyone?)

But I’ve been looking for a mat to mask the hardwood patch in my (I hope!) soon-to-be-refinished kitchen floor. The salvaged hardwood looks much better than the plywood and cement-like material it replaced, but it still looks like a patch.

I admit, I like nautical-style mats, but let’s be honest — I just bought two big appliances and want to decorate with Fiesta dinnerware (I'm thinking pitchers on a shelf above my colorful fridge). I need a cost-effective solution to this kitchen-mat problem.

So I was delighted when I stumbled upon an Apartment Therapy post about braided mats. They linked to two places with instructions for making the mats. As soon I finish things up with my floor, I can’t wait to find myself some cord and try this mat.

Anyone have experience with making something like this? Or know where I can get 165 feet of 1/2-inch-thick twisted nylon rope?

Photo: from marthastewart.com

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