Spray Painted Door Mats

by leanneja on May 30, 2012 · 15 comments

in Decorating,Outdoors,Paint

I love this time of year! It’s perfect weather for spray painting.
And a perfect time to spruce up the front porch with painting the door mat, don’t ya think?

I actually started with 2 doormats. They’re both a little boring, especially for Spring.
The black one’s been on the front porch and the brown one’s been in the garage.

I decided to use the black one as a stencil for the brown one.

I always have a ton of spray paint so I chose Blue Hyacinth by Krylon.
It’s the Fusion for plastic so I think it’s going to hold up pretty well.

After 3 coats I was ready to take the top mat off.

This one’s by the front door. I love how it turned out.
I still have a few more things to do to get the front porch presentable.

Here’s a close up of the details.

I put the other one by the back door to add some color to the deck.
My deck needs some help so I’ll be working more on that over the next few weeks too.

Have you been adding color to your outdoor spaces?

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
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Monday Link Party at Craft-o-Maniac
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple
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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah Yoder May 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm

genius. period.

Haley May 31, 2012 at 12:31 am

This is such a fantastic idea. Seriously, who would have thought to paint 2 at once to create 2 totally different looks… clearly you did, and I never would have so thanks SO much for sharing! Love it! Love that color too by the way! Have a great week!

Morgan May 31, 2012 at 7:53 am

I love this idea, they both turned out great!

Paula May 31, 2012 at 7:46 pm

You killed two birds with one stone and they look great!

Jeni May 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Hi Leanne! I love how these turned out. It gave me an idea about what to do with mine. No need to throw my old one away; I can just “liven it up” with some paint! Looks great!

Diane @ The Checkered Apple June 1, 2012 at 6:36 am

The mats look great and you were a smartie pants with your idea to end up with two cute ones!

Inspire Me Heather June 5, 2012 at 3:51 am

Your mat looks great!!! Really, what a perfect way to coordinate with planters etc. – well done!

Kelly June 6, 2012 at 7:06 am

This is what I call a super, great idea. Good for you! ~Kelly

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Mandy June 6, 2012 at 11:22 am

What a great idea!! I found you at What I Made Link Party at Creations By Kara.

Claire June 7, 2012 at 6:27 am

This is definitely one of my summer to-dos. Such a quick way to change up and add a pop of colour to your front or back door. The mat we have right now seems a bit too small for the space so I’m on the hunt for a rubber mat that is a little wider.

Visiting from aka design!

Karen Whitney June 8, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Genius is right! They both look great but I love, love, love the brown one! Totally brilliant :)

Carolyn June 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

What a great idea! A TWO-FER!

Brittany @ Crafty Mischief June 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Brilliant! Why have I never thought to do this? I love the color you chose!

James June 16, 2012 at 1:38 am

I have far too much time on my hands and find myself looking too much at blogs about home and garden designs. Although I love to browse elaborate and sophisticated designs for this and that, I still find myself enjoying these simple ideas best.

After reading this, I took a look at my old doormats, which I have been telling myself for a long time now that I need to change, and I said to them, “you’re going to have a little makeover”.
I think they are pleased as it will extend their lives and although doormats are not the most expensive item to replace, your way is a lot more fun.

Now my problem is finding something suitable to use as a stencil. I have become a little obsessed as everywhere I go I’m looking for something interesting I can use to make an interesting design. I’ve even played with the idea of using a coat hanger to spray over. At least it lies flat making it a suitable and simple idea for a stencil design.

Nothing is safe at the moment as if it as holes in it, I’m considering it as a stencil and is likely to get sprayed. As you can tell I’ve far too much time on my hands right now but hey, it’s a lot of fun. Thanks for the inspiration.

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