DIY: Incredible Painted Foam Mat Makeover

This is one of those makeovers that make you look twice--or maybe a dozen times. Sarah transformed foam interlocking mats, like the ones pictured above into the floral mat pictured below.

Here's what Sarah used to create her masterpiece:

  • primary foam mats
  • primer
  • base color
  • acrylic paint (for the graphics)
  • satin polyurethane to seal it up

After a month of use, Sarah says the mat is holding up perfectly, but she does anticipate a bit of cracking in the paint here and there, which, she is sure, 'will add to the charm and age of the mat.'

For the entire tutorial, head on over to Sarah.Wandering.


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bruno on Jan 26, 2011:

Um... amazing.

DesigningMom on Jan 26, 2011:

Wow what an awesome idea! I wonder what my hubby would think if he came home one day to find his mats in the garage painted like this? giggle

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