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A Cunning Upcycle…

November 17, 2013

Well, not really that Cunning.
And probably more of a ‘Re-Purpose’ than an Upcycle.
But, what the hey πŸ™‚

We are in need of a new bath mat for our shower room.
And Hubby works next door to a carpet fitting business that have enormous skips full of carpet cuts off that, I assume, just go to landfill.
Now, you may be wondering why I am telling you these two random, fairly dull facts…

TaDa!

Bath Mat1

Our ‘new’, repuporsed, carpet sample Bath Mat πŸ™‚

And there’s plenty more where that one came from…

Bath Mat2

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  • Reply Sue November 18, 2013 at 6:45 am

    Excellent re-use idea there Jen. I used a couple of the sample mats a few years ago to line the Lego storage boxes (cardboard in my day) stopped the tiny pieces falling through the bottom. Sue xx

    • Reply Jen November 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

      Great idea Sue!

  • Reply Vicki Wilson November 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Simple but brilliant!!

    • Reply Jen November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      I can, unfortunately take NO credit-all hubby’s idea!

      • Reply Vicki Wilson November 17, 2013 at 9:57 pm

        Yes but surely you can take credit for programming his mind set!!

        • Reply Jen November 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

          πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Eco Thrifty Living November 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Good rescue Jen – that’s terrible that they just put these things in skips!

    • Reply Jen November 17, 2013 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks Zoe πŸ™‚

  • Reply Emily November 17, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    This is a good idea but we dont have bath or shower mats, I just use hand towels. they are certain ones which are now my floor towels and I wash them along with the rest of the towels and they work fine. Maybe this could be an option for some people.

    • Reply Jen November 17, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      That’s a good alternative Emily, thank you!

  • Reply Hilary November 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Ask at big small’s school if they want some, if they’re going free, I used loads when I taught early years. Drew numbers on them and did adding/taking away by jumping along them. Used them in PE as individual mats to work round etc. etc.
    Also good for sitting on individually if they’ve got wooden floors!
    Lots of carpet shops now charge you a Β£1 for them as they realised people might like them! Well done hubby a good spot!

    • Reply Jen November 17, 2013 at 9:49 pm

      Good idea, thanks Hilary πŸ™‚

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