Hello again My Crafty friends! It’s Kayla back from Home Coming here to share my latest DIY project.
We’re slowly in the process of giving our front porch a makeover, and a cute, new doormat is one of those projects that’s simple to cross off my list – much easier than Replace the Front Door & Trim or Build Adirondack Chairs!
This was a pretty simple project, but it did take me a good few hours to complete since I opted for paint and a paintbrush vs. spray paint.
- Outdoor, waterproof paint
- Exacto Knife
I bought my rug from Home Depot for under $10, and used some blue acrylic paint that I had in my painting arsenal since it’s both permanent and waterproof.
Then I printed out my words on 11×17 paper at work (Pacifico Font) which I carefully cut out using an exacto knife.
Then it was time to get painting. At this point, if you’d like to use spray paint, I’m sure you could. I opted not to in fear that my stencil may move and my words wouldn’t be as clear as I’d hoped.
And happily, the words turned out beautifully.
A little over an hour later (I was using a fairly small brush) I had the entire mat painted. It takes a REAL long time for the paint to dry, so the paint seems a little splotchy in the photos. I’m excited to take a looksie come morning to see how evenly it’s dried, and to see if I need to touch it up at all.
Keep in mind that we’re completely changing the look of this front patio over time, replacing the maroon door with a wood one, updating the trim and adding a little sitting area outside – and dark blue will be one of our accent colors. So while the blue doormat seems a little strange right now, it’ll fit in wonderfully in the next year.
So what do you think? Cute, right?
Want to see other projects and DIY’s that we’ve done – come check them out at Home Coming.