DIY Painted Door Mat

August 13, 2015 10 By EngineerMommy

Hey, friends! I have an easy tutorial to share with you all today. The last time I was walking through Dollar Tree, I came across a bunch of door mats. They had different colors: green, black and gray, I believe. I picked up one in green, and figured for $1, I’d find something to do with this to spruce it up a bit!

And I sure did manage to bring it to life! I love my new DIY Door Mat. It was such an easy project, and really adds a little fun to our back patio!

DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat


So, here is what the door mat looked like when I brought it home!

DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat

Here is what I used to spruce it up!
Supplies:
door mat
painter’s tape
white spray paint (suitable for outdoor use)

DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat

Directions:
First, I laid down the tape in the pattern I wanted. I created a series of diagonal stripes (of varying widths.) And then I also used the tape to write out the word “HOME” diagonally.

DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat


I spray painted this a few times. As always, it is best to use spray paint in multiple lighter coats. The painter’s tape started to peel up as the paint dried a bit, but as you’ll see in the next picture, it didn’t really affect the final product.
DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat


Once dried, I removed the tape. I’m happy with those sharp lines. Gotta love painter’s tape!
DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat


How much fun is this? I’m loving my new door mat!
DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat


I placed it on the back patio, and placed some of my brightest, colorful plants beside it.
DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat


Yep, I’m smiling from ear to ear when I use that door now!
DIY Painted Door Mat

DIY Painted Door Mat

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