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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

painted coir mat {tutorial}

As a part of my revamp on the front porch, I really wanted to replace my super tired doormat.
Isn't this new one so fresh and shiney?!

I pretty much force J.B. to take me to IKEA at least twice a year. 
{the closest one is four hours away! waaaah!}
And I grabbed a coir rug from IKEA on our last run. I love that its actually a little bigger than a regular size rug. My sorry porch concrete needs all the help it can get.


I started by drawing the design with a black paint pen.  For the borders, I used poster board as a straight edge. 

And for the "W" I used the same stencil I created for my moss letter hanger.
{just drawn on poster board and traced here}

And then I painted in the lines! 
Since this is going on my porch, I decided to use outdoor paint.

It's too pretty to step on!


  1. I love this!! I was just shopping for a new doormat but didn't see any I liked. This is right up my alley! I guess I'll need to make a trek to our IKEA (2 hrs away).

  2. Love the planters! Can you share how it was done and plants used? Thanks

  3. Discovered this via Pinterest and I love it! I could definitely do with a new door mat and I love the idea of creating a personalised one of my own. Thank you for sharing! Sue

  4. I'm interested in the house numbers on the from door. Did you paint them on or are they vinyl??????

  5. I love the address painted directly onto the door! Please tell me how you did that!!