Easy DIY Painted Door Mat
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
I started by cleaning my old rug.
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.
How incredibly creative. I never thought about spraying right over a ‘not so right’ design. Brilliant! Thank you so much for linking this up at SHARE IT 34, FineCraftGuild.com Hugs, Rose
Thank you so much! Spray paint came out of sheer frustration Hahaha.