Saturday, August 21, 2010

The reason there will be no doormat tutorial:


Ridiculous price alert!

54 cents a foot. Martha Stewart's tutorial says to make the door mat pictured above you'd need 165 feet of nylon rope. Let's do the math together: .54 x 165 = $89.10

there is absolutely no way i am going to waste $89.10 on a doormat...sorry kids.

I'm gonna search online for cheaper options bc home depot wasn't making the cut. if i find a way to make this doormat cheaper, I'll post the tutorial. Now i'm thinking i just might paint a doormat with a stencil. that'll be way more affordable. Stay tuned...


17 comments:

  1. Holy moly, that's expensive! I don't blame you for not making it! Maybe you could make one using braided or knotted fabric scraps. I think it would have a country, quilted kind of vibe that way. :o)

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  2. oh!! LOL this is hilarious... of course, is Martha Stewart. I bet she doesn't even bother looking at price tags.

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  3. Whoa! That is expensive! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Cheers!

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  4. Too funny! It's cute but a little much. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  6. Just found you through the Tuesday Blog Hop!

    Love your blog and I'm now a follower!

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  7. LOL..Shame on Martha! She couldn't trick you with the 54 cents.

    I'm your newest follower from TTT Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Tisha
    http://coachtisha.blogspot.com/

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  8. New follower! I look forward to your projects I love DIY (even though I'm not very crafty) Hope you can visit me at http://sewandtellbytara.blogspot.com/
    -Tara

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  9. I love Martha, but that's crazy. I found your blog through Tuesday blog hop.

    Lisa
    www.twininspiration.blogspot.com

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  10. That is ridciulous! I think I'll get a rope headband instead...

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  13. O wow. I think i'm going to try it anyway. I have a whole bunch of rope like that from my cousin. (he re-apolsters old furniture and does custom curtains) I'm new to ur blog and i love it by the way♥ I can't wait to see what u do w ur town home! and iloved the post on ur friends birthday! I'm pregnant w a baby girl! i wish u'd stop by my blog w some advice on decorating a baby nursery! im due dec 24!

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    anya

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  14. Whew I don't blame you! Sounds s little steep for a do-it-yourself...in my opinion ;). Found you at Welcome Wednesday!

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  15. I can solve your problem with some old blue jeans, some bleach, and a pair of scissors. If you take some old blue jeans, cut them in to thin strips, pull decidedly on the strips so that they are taught and sort of roll up (cotton likes to roll up), and you put the strips together via inserting one end into a slit in the end of the next strip, you could end up with a similar, durable cording. All you'd have to do is weave it together. Voila! Or, if you wanted it to be much less stiff, you could use t-shirt fabric toward the same end. Recycled "yarn" is a pretty nifty thing.

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let me know what you think :)