Monogrammed Door Mat

I have another simple project for you today – a monogrammed door mat that you can make in minutes!

I picked up a 24″ x 36″ natural coir door mat from Amazon the other week, with plans to personalize it to look a little more like the $100+ monogrammed door mat from FrontGate.

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

As you can see, it’s pretty plain and boring, but at $36 Cdn it’s a steal when you see how easy it is to give it a FrontGate inspired monogram!

I used plain painter’s tape and taped off three rows on each edge of the DIY welcome mat.  I removed the middle row of tape to create a frame.
Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

Using a utility knife, I cut away the corner sections so that my frame would be continuous all the way around the DIY welcome mat.

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

I tried a few methods of applying my paint to my mat and found that pouncing with a really wet paintbrush to work the best (versus a sponge brush or just painting it on).  Pouncing over and over really allowed the paint to get deep into the coir fibres which will give your monogrammed door mat a stronger colour.

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

I picked up this mis-tinted pot of paint for $1 at my local home improvement store – while it looks like a gorgeous purple here, you’ll find that the tan/brown of the coir fibres will darken it quite a bit.

I applied a monogram stencil to the centre of my DIY welcome mat and pounced the paint again.

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

That’s it, I can’t even stretch this out to make a 500 word count post for SEO – mat, tape, paint, peel and done!

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

I was surprised (pleasantly) at how crisp the lines came out.  The painter’s tape doesn’t adhere particularly well, so I figured there would be some paint bleed, but my DIY monogrammed door mat is absolutely perfect!

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

Twenty minutes to a personalized welcome mat!

Welcome mat, DIY welcome mat, coir mat, monogrammed welcome mat, front door mat

Eat your heart out FrontGate!

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Have a great one!

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2018-06-18T13:38:22+00:00May 17th, 2018|CRAFTS, DECOR|0 Comments

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