I am sure we have all been guilty of only showing the good/perfect/happy stuff online. In fact, I do not believe we should feel guilty because none of us share everything about ourselves – either online or in real life.
However, I do try to keep things as real as possible in what I discuss here on the blog and today is no exception.
I have microwave oven which sits in a purpose-built cavity below the bench in my kitchen.
For a number of years I have had a piece of non-slip mat under the microwave which which works reasonably well. I remove and clean this mat but over time it has become stained with mould and even soaking it in bleach and scrubbing does not restore it. This is not a long-term solution as I try not to use bleach.
After some particularly wet weather a couple of weeks ago it was looking awful and I decided that I had to change my strategy. I decided to make a towelling mat from an old bathmat.
I cut the bathmat in half. The next step was to find some fabric suitable to bind the edges.
Bias strips cut and ready to join.
A roll of home-made bias binding – just like a bought one! All you need is a ruler and iron.
The finished product. No cost and not a lot of time.
Back to the microwave and the cavity. Once I removed the microwave it really does look disgusting. Time to get rid of the mat.
I cleaned the space and once it was properly dry I added the new towelling mat.
After cleaning the microwave inside and out, I replaced it in the alcove.
I have enough bias binding to bind the other half of the bathmat so I will be able to alternate them and wash each week.