For the July 27th Edition of Sunshine Maker Meg's Frugal Fridays, I present to you...a cheap trick to turn a throw rug into a non-slip rug!! I found this great throw rug at Ikea a while back and I absolutely love it! What I don't love about it, is that it never stays in place. It's placed in the kitchen, right in front of the sink but it never stays there. Between Toph and I moving around in the kitchen and the cats running around during their crazy spurts, this rug makes it's way around the floor every day. Some days I can't even figure out how it has gotten so far from it's original spot. I had gone to the store to look at rug pads the other day and realized that they're pretty pricey. I couldn't find a rug pad for less than $10 and furthermore, all of the ones I could find were much too big. I promptly came home and started looking for ideas on how I could do this on my own! I found this frugal idea on Pinterest and had to try it out (Oh, how I love Pinterest)!
You will need:
- Caulk - You can find this at your local hardware store or you may already have some at home from past home projects
- A Rug that is in need of some grippage
Step One: Flip the rug over so that you are placing the grip on the underside of the rug
Step Two: Apply lines of the caulk about 6" apart
Step Three: Let it dry completely!!!
Step Four: Put your rug back down on the floor and enjoy the fact that it no longer slips and slides
So I just did this project yesterday and am pretty happy with the results. The rug isn't completely "slip-proof" but as of right now, it is staying in place more than it was before. I will have to post an update next week to let you know if this project is a Frugal Friday Failure or a Frugal Friday Success!! If you try this out, let me know how it works for ya!
Have a great weekend!
Lots of Love,
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