Retiring the Wine Cork Bathmat

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  March 13, 2013 — 2 Comments

The wine cork bathmat I made for our downstairs bathroom is one of my most popular projects to date.

I get lots of compliments on it and it really is one of my favorite things, but unfortunately I think the time has come to send it away. It just isn’t very practical now that we’re using this bathtub so much to bathe Jack. The corks keep popping off.

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If you’re local to the Baton Rouge area and are interested in it it’s yours for free. I spent so much time on it that I’d hate to see it go into the trash! I even have extra corks to replace the ones that have popped off. But it would definitely be best suited to a spot that doesn’t see much traffic (like a rarely used guest bath, as this one was for 2+ years before Jack arrived).

The wheels are turning in my head about what to replace it with. I loved the natural color and texture that it added to the space, but I’d like something a little cushier to kneel on (and definitely washable). I’m leaning toward DIYing some kind of braided or knotted cotton rope or fabric strips. The bathroom looks a little naked with nothing on the floor right now, especially since it’s such a long and narrow space–it needs something to break up all that tile.

I’m keeping things brief today because I was sick in bed all day¬†yesterday¬† There seems to be some kind of nasty stomach virus going around town and it had me in its clutches for exactly 24 hours. Luckily Jack is happy to spend a day snuggling in bed–in fact I think he prefers it! He’s definitely a cuddler. I’m feeling back to my old self now but I’ve got lots of catching up to do today. The laundry waits for no one!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap

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2 responses to Retiring the Wine Cork Bathmat

  1. Glad that you are feeling better!

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