DIY Doormat and DIY Welcome mat

Every afternoon at four o’clock, you can find Ellie and me on the front porch. It seems to be the time when she starts to get cranky and I’m really wishing Brian was getting home soon. Popsicles are magic at four o’clock!

DIY Doormat and DIY Welcome mat

On one of those said afternoons, I kept looking at our dingy doormat. After a year of lawn trimmings, storms, and windy nights, our front mat was looking a little worse for wear. The corner looked like it had been chewed off and it was ripped in three different places. Which is too bad, because it used to be so cute! Of course, it still worked as a mat, so I wasn’t about to get rid of it. I just needed to find some way to make it look…prettier.

DIY Doormat and DIY Welcome mat

Spray paint seems to be my best friend these days, so  I decided to test a little on our poor little mat. I had just pinned this doormat on Pinterest and loved the look of it. Thankfully, we almost always have spray paint lying around, so Ellie and I got to work. We covered the whole mat in this teal blue paint and let dry for about twenty minutes.

DIY Doormat and DIY Welcome mat

Then I took out some white acrylic paint and a brush to paint on the “Hello.” Again, let dry for at least 30 minutes. Voila! A new mat in a matter of minutes. 

DIY Hello Doormat with spraypaint

A new coat of paint and our front porch is looking better than ever. Well, minus the pot of dead plants. I really need to get a green thumb! ;)

DIY Hello Doormat with spraypaint