Poofy Cheeks: DIY Welcome Mat

July 13, 2013

DIY Welcome Mat

On Tuesday I went with my mom to the Orlando Ikea. My brother is transferring from the University of Central Florida to Florida State University and he is going to go from living in a dorm to an apartment. We got to Ikea around 7:30 and when we walked in a voice came on over the intercom that the store was closing in thirty minutes. WHAT? Thirty minutes is not nearly enough time to explore through two levels of Ikea and if you can hear me Ikea gods --- you need to stay open later! We went into panic mode and headed straight for the bed frames which was what he was purchasing and luckily he already had it narrowed down to two beds. After he made his decision we sprinted for the housewares section downstairs and I hurried ahead to do some power shopping of my own. I could have stayed and picked out so much more, but in a rush I bought a door mat, cork trivets, three frames and two flower pots – my bill rang up to $15 and some change which is why I LOVE Ikea!

Today I am showing you how I took the plain Sindal Door Mat from drab to fab in ten minutes. The door mat that cost me a whopping $4.99!

DIY Painted IKEA Door Mat

All I did was pull out some of my acrylic paint (in my favorite color), a foam brush and a small paintbrush. I went for it freehand without using a stencil which always makes me a little nervous, but I think it turned out perfect.

DIY Painted IKEA Door Mat

I used the foam brush first and then once I was done I used the paintbrush to fill in any spots that didn’t get paint due to the texture of the rug. Feel free to gob the paint on since people will be wiping their feet on it.

DIY Painted IKEA Door Mat

DIY Painted IKEA Door Mat

DIY Painted IKEA Door Mat

DIY Painted IKEA Door Mat

I love it and it is way better than the beat up blue rug that used to be there given to me by an old neighbor who was moving and didn’t want to take it with her. How is that for a run on sentence?

Enjoy,

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9 comments:

  1. I have been looking for a new front door mat and never even thought of looking at Ikea! I'm going there in two weeks, so this should get added to my shopping list! :)

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    1. Yes! For $5 you seriously can not beat it! Next time I go back I am going to buy a few extras to create a Halloween and Christmas mat :)

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  2. Visiting from Sundae Scoop Link Party and I love this idea! I want to do baskets with numbers on them but have been putting it off since I didn't want to deal with spray paint and stencils. I think I will follow your lead and just paint away:)

    Nicole
    Hold the Office

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    1. I love numbered décor items! Go for it!!

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  3. What an awesome idea!!! must make one soon!

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  4. Cute cute! I love the color you picked- the martha paints have the BEST colors!

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  5. So Cute! Just wondering how well it will hold up (in rain/etc.). Any feedback?

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