This is a new segment called, "My Try at DIY." I decided I could take my boring brown doormat and make it more fun after being inspired by other bloggers. It was REALLY easy, cheap and fun!
To do this project, you can check out the sites who gave me my inspiration but see my tips below. Yellow Brick Home and Restored Style.
Doormat - Ikea - Under $10
Spray Paint - Hardware store - under $10
Unfortunately, while I ran inside to grab something, my dog and helper, Copley decided it would be funny to play keep away so now my K has "character" with teeth marks! Sweet, classy, tasteful but with bite - kinda like me. :)
Step #1: Make your stencil
Tip: I used PowerPoint to make mine and printed on card stock. Since we have a Craftsman Bungalow, I made my own version of the Craftsman style squares you often see.
Step #2: Tape your stencil to the door mat AFTER measuring.
|Stencils - don't forget to measure twice, paint once!|
I did only one coat since I moved the stencil. If you want to do more coats, than do multiple stencils OR just leave in place and do the coats. It will just take more time.
|Done! K is my first initial and P's last initial since we live in sin!|
|Our new doormat with our door newly stained! Still need hardware though.|
|Door when we bought house. Can't wait to get rid of painted porch and stucco!!|
*Sorry for the pictures being sideways, either Blogger or Picasa was not being my friend!