Saturday 7 July 2007

Orange and Green and Some Expert Rationalization

I have a confession...I haven't washed the kitchen floor in a year. According to the wonderful ladies at my Grandmothers' churches I'm pretty sure I'm not going to get into heaven for that reason alone. Vaccuumed yes, spot-cleaned yes, For some reason today seemed to be the limit of not-washing-the-floor-tolerance, and everything was set when....

That's what I've been using to ease the hardness of ceramic kitchen floors on my poor feet when at the sink (and those of Mr. S. - he actually does most of the dish-washing around here). It's a leftover piece of cork flooring from when Mr. S. did the upstairs bedrooms, and it's serviceable, but it's inspired an least one good friend to say "Marnie? What's that brown thing by the sink?" Ha!

What's the point of a clean floor if it's got an ugly mat on it, right?

I've been dying to do this for a while, actually, and already had some fabric in mind. At first I thought maybe a pillowcase-type-thing for around the cork (I wanted to keep the cork, you see), but sewing a canvas pillowcase?

So, ta-da! Roller Mat!

It's just a continuous wrap of fabric around the cork that can be easily slipped off for washing, and even better, if there's a food disaster (if? if? - ha!), I can just roll the dirty part under the mat and bring up a clean section :-) (Until it really needs to be washed, I this wrong somehow? Am I offending the clean-kitchen gods?) And, the whole thing stays put with no slipping because of the cork. Anyway, I didn't have quite enough fabric, so I had to add some plain canvas:

Happy feet, I've got happy feet.....

Now I'll go wash the floor :-)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Geez, Marnie, that is cuter than cute. And damn clever too!