Up until yesterday, I still had my holiday doormat outside the front door. And by holiday, I mean Christmas. I know, right. It’s March. Doormats are a weird thing. They can be cheesy or boring, and the ones that are somewhat cool can be expensive. I came across this tutorial at Krylon, and I was determined to paint my own. I went to Lowe’s, Target, Ace Hardware amongst other places looking for a doormat that didn’t have a design painted on already. You would think that’d be easy. I finally came across one at Ikea yesterday. It isn’t quite what I was looking for, but it was plain and at $4.99 I could afford to mess up. I see chevron patterns everywhere right now and I figured it would be a somewhat simple design to tape. I found a good pattern at Sunset Magazine.
- 2 inch wide masking tape
- chevron pattern
- 1 can white spray paint
I cut out the thin white part of the chevron pattern to use as my guide for taping.
The taping took a good part of an hour, trying to get everything lined up as best as I could. Once finished, I took it outside to paint.
I then set to spray painting..wearing my mask, of course. It took three coats of spray paint with at least 20-30 minutes in between until it looked finished.
Sorry about the bad picture… Anyhoo.. I let it sit and dry for 20 minutes or so, then removed the tape..
Totally easy. I’m going to make one for the back door too!
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