I’ve seen lots of DIY welcome mats around lately and decided to take a stab at one. We have had the same one for way too long and it was looking quite tired. It got the point where it had been there for so long that I stopped seeing it. Do you know what I mean? I thought it would be fun to make a monogrammed welcome mat for a personal touch. If I am going to DIY something, it might as well be unique enough that I couldn’t just go out and buy the same thing!
First of all, I found it a bit challenging to find a plain door mat with nothing on it. Has anyone else had this problem? Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Walmart and any of the other major chains didn’t have any that I could find. Luckily, I found an inexpensive one at a local hardware store. I think it was $16.
I debated printing something off, spraying adhesive on it and cutting it out…but then I realize that I had an easy letter to do. I wanted it to look simple, so I just taped off the “K” and a square border with painters tape. I used the lines on the mat to line everything up
It didn’t seem to stick very well, so I was a bit worried. I decided to go ahead and spray paint it anyways. I had some leftover teal spray paint (Valspar) and went for it!
It really only needed one coat and it dried super fast. There was one spot that wasn’t taking the paint very well for some reason, but once the tape came off it wasn’t noticeable.
If your doorstep is looking tired, you should make yourself one. Good luck on finding a plain doormat!
And obviously you could do this same technique with shapes, words, multiple colors, stripes, polka dots, chevron, the possibilities are endless! I’m sure there will be many more in my doorstep’s future!