Do you have an old dingy door mat that has seen better days? Have you tried cleaning it but it seemed as if the dirt was a permanent part of its design? Or is it no longer in keeping with the design of your front entryway? Paint it. Yes, Paint it…spray paint it to be exact. I had this old welcome mat that was no longer welcoming. I was updating my front entryway, changing the color of the door, adding fall accents and this spring blue mat no longer fit the over all color scheme of what I was going for. But I hate throwing away things, especially when it still functional. So I played around with a few things and for $0 (because I used what I had) gave my front entry a welcome that was more in tune with my home.
Sample Behr Latex Paint
Then mixed water and Textile medium into a spray bottle.
Sprayed the textile water mixture all over the rug. This was in effort of preventing the rug from becoming too hard after I applied the spray paint.
Then I painted the rug fully using Rust-Oleum Espresso paint.
I let the mat dry for 20 minutes
Then using the painter’s tape outlined my pattern. Ok, in full disclosure, I was going to spell out ‘Hey There.’ But I couldn’t find my little stencils. So ….It ended up just being ‘Heyy!’, which when I thought about was closer to what I actually say. :p So I went with it. Sometimes in the middle of these projects you have to go where ever it leads you. Hahaha. So Heyy! it was.
Using a stencil Brush and some sample Behr paint I painted within the lines of the painter’s tape.
Once it was all dry I removed the tape and prayed my lines were all straight… and well…..Heyy I had a new door mat.
Till Next Time. My fall inspired Font Entryway ~T.