DIY Painted Doormat


Last time I was at IKEA they had their plain doormats on sale for IKEA family members, so I grabbed a couple to try out a DIY paint job.

I started by taping the pattern around the edge of the doormat with masking tape, and then when it was uneven, Christopher fixed it for me.

I used 4 bottles of inexpensive acrylic paint from Hobby Lobby, two white and two navy. 

After about an hour I was starting to get a little pink and Christopher banished me to a shady corner and finished up the blue stripes.

I guess I should have put on sunscreen and maybe worn a shirt with actual sleeves. Oops. Sorry mom.

After a very hot hour standing in the sun sweating to death, we were done.

I really love how our doormat turned out. Now I just have to decide if I want to stencil anything in the middle, like an H or our monogram or hello or just leave it plain. I can't wait to paint the next one! I might even try making a video when I paint the next one. We'll see how that goes. 

Happy Crafting! 


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