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Here's the latest in my efforts to make our home a peaceful, relaxing one.
Frugal outdoor rug tutorial:
-Dollar tree placemats (Bamboo? At Dollar Tree? Awesome!)
Arrange place mats wrong side up on a flat surface with the edges flush against each other.
The spaces left between the mats in this photo are for your benefit. Aww, aren't you special? ;)
Measure, cut and apply duct tape to fit securely where the edges meet (forgot to take a photo of that step).
Aaahhhh.... cute little outdoor rug.
Seeing it when we open the door makes me smile.
And here's what you see as soon as you walk out the door and stop staring at the pretty new bamboo door mat.
My guests and I have already put this relaxing space to good use. It's so nice having a little area to sit and enjoy the fresh air and my pretty plants.
Baby Boy loves to lay on the rug talking to his toy parrot. Another excuse to be outside :)
A few details....
A lovely little collage of plants brightening up one of the corners.
Another Dollar Tree place mat rug. Love it!
Happy sunshiny home for my new plants!
The little crates were a Dollar Tree find as well.
I'm so happy with how this frugal transformation turned out. I hope to add more things to personalize the space as the days go by. For now, I think this is an adorable start!
I plan to use this as a place to rotate my little plants. Right now there are a few in the apartment that will be placed here to soak up sun for a few days and these will be brought inside for a change.
Do you have a spot you could make a little more relaxing? Treat yourself to some frugal ingenuity and brighten up a space you can really enjoy! It doesn't take much, and the results are definitely worth it.