Sometimes you run into something at the thrift store that makes you think, “I don’t know why I need this, I just need it.”
You don’t know what you’ll use it for, but you’re pretty sure you’ll change it up a bit. I did that once with a metal lamp shade that I turned into a baby mobile before I was ever even pregnant.
In this case, it was a set of 6 yellow placemats. They entered my life at just the right time, seeing as our kitchen and bathroom sink mats were old and nas-tay in a way that only the trashcan will cure.
And so was born the placemat rug.
1. Collect your placemats and decide how to arrange them.
2. Line them side-by-side and zigzag each placemat together. You may want to reinforce this a few times for added strength.
I made two rugs, but only used five placemats. One more adorable placemat. What to do, what to do?