Spray Painted Door Mats


Make 2 beautiful Spray Painted Door Mats at one time.

Spary Painted Door Mats times 2

I love this time of year! It’s perfect weather for spray painting. And the perfect time to add a little color to the front and back porches. What better way to add color than to paint a couple of door mats?

I already had these 2 door mats but neither of them look very Spring-y or fresh. The black rubber mat has such a beautiful design but needed to be freshened up. And the brown one was just so plain. Paint always makes such a dramatic transformation inexpensively.

Spray Painted Porch Mat before

Since the rubber one has such a beautiful design I decided to use it as a stencil over the brown woven one. I always have a pretty good stash of spray paint so all I had to do was select a color. I chose Blue Hyacinth by Krylon and since it’s Fusion for plastic I think it will hold up pretty well under foot traffic. After 3 coats of paint it was finally dark enough for both mats. Let the door mats dry a few hours before handling them or walking on them.

Spray Painted Porch mats several coats

I placed the woven one on the front porch. I love how it turned out and how quick and easy the process was.

Spray Painted Door Mat rush mat

Here’s a close up of the mat. I love the details transferred to the woven mat from the rubber mat (stencil).

Spray Painted Door Mat close up

I placed the rubber one by the back door to add some color back there too.

Spray Painted mat for back door

I still need to add flowers and a few other things to the front porch and I wanted to paint a table for the back. Hopefully I’ll be ready to share our outdoor spaces next week.

Have you been adding color to your outdoor spaces? What colors have you chosen for Summer?

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{ 11 comments… add one }
  • Haley May 31, 2012, 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, 7:53 am

    I love this idea, they both turned out great!

  • Paula May 31, 2012, 7:46 pm

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

  • Jeni May 31, 2012, 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, 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, 3:51 am

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

  • Mandy June 6, 2012, 11:22 am

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

  • Claire June 7, 2012, 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, 2:45 pm

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

  • James June 16, 2012, 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.

  • MaryDodgen January 10, 2016, 11:43 pm

    Amazing post…

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