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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.





Love!
It's too pretty to step on!

5 comments:

  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).

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

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  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

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

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

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