Hello friends! Today’s project is a super simple DIY doormat. You can customize this any way you want. I had my eye on a striped design and I’ll explain where I got the inspiration for it below. All you need is a plain cheap doormat, some spray paint and your creativity. (OK, you also need painter’s tape).
By the way, if you’re not really feeling the whole DIY doormat thing – then you can spend a bit more money and buy a nice one! Check out this roundup of really cool doormats for Spring and Summer.
I used the IKEA Sindal doormat for this project. It’s a good size and it has a rubber backing so it stays in place pretty darn well. And for $7.99? I mean – (in your best Chandler Bing voice) -Can this get any more inexpensive? So read on to find out how I did a little IKEA hack on this DIY doormat.
Want to know where this idea came from?
I was browsing home decor websites and came across this pretty striped doormat on Rejuvenation. Only it was $59! Our doormats tend to get pretty gross after a while and need to be replaced. I knew I didn’t want to spend that amount of money on something I would be replacing soon down the road. So I instantly got the idea to make my own version – but much much cheaper of course!
The first thing I did was look for plain doormats that were cheap (under $10!) And of course IKEA and Target were top of the list. Amazon has a bunch of doormats too, but they were over my price limit.
Let’s get to this tutorial …
- Plain Doormat – I used IKEA Sindal
- Spray Paint – I used my tried and true favorite spray paint- Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Paint and Primer 2x
- Painter’s Tape
How to Make a DIY Doormat
I made a video in case you would rather watch …
You may have guessed the steps to this – but here’s what to do :
- Start by taping your design on the doormat with painter’s tape. You may want to double up on your painter’s tape. Make sure the tape is really, really, ridiculously secure! You can even stomp on it to get it to stick better. Kids love this!
- If you want the same stripe design I did – look at the photos below and just follow my lead with the tape.
- Carefully spray paint the exposed areas of the doormat. The rug will absorb some paint so you may have to do 2-3 coats to get it darker. I always spray paint outside with gloves on. It’s best to do this project outdoors on a nice day.
- Allow the paint to dry. After it’s dry – carefully peel off your painter’s tape to reveal your beautiful design. (I love this part.)
- You may notice that you have a bit of run off from the spray paint on the covered areas. It wasn’t too noticeable on mine though so I’m ok with it.
Check out my other fun spray paint tutorials :
I can’t decide if I would rather have this doormat on my back porch or front porch. I may just have to make two. 😁
Again, the great thing about this project, besides it being so inexpensive, is that you can totally customize this any way you want. Use different colors or create a more geometric design. Or you can buy letter stencils and make a monogrammed doormat! I find the best inspiration while browsing for home goods online. I love the challenge of trying to re-create what I see. Which is why my Pinterest account is getting out of control with pins. 😁
I hope this gives you some good inspiration for your front door and a good project for your weekend. This is super fun to create!
It’s supposed to be sunny here in Seattle – can’t wait!
Until next time ..