We decided to put hardwood in most of the house. Except for the front and back entrances and the bathrooms, every room has old barn wood flooring. We really debated having it in the kitchen. We are a family with a young son and busy lives, and we don’t have time for things to be too precious. Hardwood in the kitchen? Would it get wrecked too easily?
So far, everything has been fine. I did, however, want a runner for the area in front of the sink and dishwasher as this was the area that water dripped on it the most. See the one in the picture? It’s not really a runner.
I couldn’t find one that would fit. That didn’t cost a bundle.
So…I took 2 Ikea rugs (I think they were 5 bucks each) and placed them there side by side. The problem was, they were always, always crooked. Love the rolled up edges and the tag, too.
So here is what I did.
I pinned them together and then just sewed. I thought it might be too thick for my machine, but it wasn’t a problem at all. I just gave it a few goes back and forth really reinforcing the ends. Ironed those pesky corners.
Here’s what they look like now.
Much better! Now we can drip away without being worried about the hardwood.
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