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Take those foam, interlocking playmats (they come in red, yellow, blue, and green squares) and paint them whatever design you like. Now you have a great mat that you can stand on for long periods of time! Brilliant idea! This article shows step by step how to paint them.
Shortly after we decided on the color we got this gorgeous table cloth from Anthropologie. We wanted it to be a rug, but no such luck. We loved the cloth so much that we decided to just turn it in to a rug!