This week has been one of those “rough” Mom weeks for me. My kids have successfully broken several things around the house. I don’t know what it is about this week, but they have broken more things than they have broken ever before. They shattered my large glass jar that I showed you in THIS post, they destroyed a lamp, they obliterated a large glass liquid measuring cup, AND Londyn (my two year old) pulled off one of the tufted buttons on my OTTOMAN that I showed you in THIS post. AAAAAHHHH.

So, I figured that I’d better change the glass out of this media cabinet. Honestly I wouldn’t be surprised if it was broken by tomorrow. I had thought that my house was pretty “kid proof” until now. I was wrong. I like the glass, and I’ll be saving it in case I need it in the future. But, the cabinet also houses our sub woofer so, whenever we want to hear the speaker, we have to open the cabinet doors. So, we’ve been on the lookout for a THRIFTY alternative. :)
I was at Ross the other day, and I found one of those cool doormats…yep…my thrifty brain couldn’t resist. She was only $3.00. We chopped her up. That sounds a little morbid. We used it for a better cause….that sounds better.

I think it looks rather high end. :) AND my kids cannot shatter it. We have created a WIN WIN situation. We can also hear the sub woofer without opening the doors.
What do you think?


  1. says

    OMW! What a wonderful idea! I would love to use this idea on my french doors. they are just glass, would need about 6 mats then would need to think of a way to attach them…Hummmmm…

  2. says

    Awesome idea. I have been wanting to switch out my glass doors on the entertainment center too – because my one year old likes to stand at them and puts her weight on the doors. I'm so worried she'll break them somehow and hurt herself. I wonder if these would collapse though if she stood at them?? I just might have to try it. Thanks again for ANOTHER amazing project!!

  3. says

    I swear some of the ideas out hear in blogland amaze me… I don't think I would have thought of that, but boy it turned out great!!!

    Thanks for joining "Get you Craft on Thurs."… I hope you join me next week!


  4. Dave and Natasha says

    I LOVE it! You are so creative! I showed Dave and he also loved it! I think it looks even better than before! Oh, and we both LOVE the yellow night stands. We were at DI yesterday and Dave wanted to get a couple nightstand there, but I didn't really want to pay $20 each for them, so we didn't get them. Today he went back and tried to get them, but they were gone. My first thought was, I wonder if Brooke saw those! 😉 Haha! If you did, they'll be great!

  5. JoEllen says

    This is seriously a great idea. What did you attach it inside with? It totally looks like iron, but it's rubber, right?

  6. Sharps says

    what the heck!!! what a SSSWWWEEET idea! I love the look of that!!! AMAZING. You are just so creative. LOVE IT. Great. Sorry about your ottoman. Guess we need a vegas trip to pick out new fabric for it.

  7. says

    Holy Moly, what an awesome DIY project! Im sitting here wishing I had glass doors to remove and do this on. :) I think it looks ten times better than with the glass.
    I just found your blog earlier this week and already Im hooked. You have the best ideas!

  8. says

    that is so so clever! How do you come up with ideas like that?! Good heavens… I admire that so much. Just a little note, I have recently found this blog, and I am ADDICTED. I started from the beginning and read the whole thing through. ABSOLUTE LOVE. Oh and for kallie, I am also from alpine…. Do you know any Dowses? Jacob or Megan? or possibly a Sofia Lee (sister in law)? and my Dad is a pediatrician in Cedar City right now… Dr Dowse ring a bell? haha Anyways… just thought I would ask. And to the both of you… you are AMAZING! congrats on a wonderful talent… i'm sure when i have my own house, I will be reading those great tutorials of yours 😀 Thanks! (p.s. my blog is terribly boring… i don't update it very often, so don't plan on anything exciting from me. I'm mostly a blog reader…)

  9. says

    That change does elevate the piece and make it look for expensive. Also a very practical solution for your family. I understand your frustration and it can be so challenging to decorate around your kids! You handled this well and it turned out to be quite a happy accident.

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