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In my quest to makeover just about EVERYTHING in and around our house nothing is off limits [well spray painting my kids is probably not a good idea]. While playing soccer in the backyard with my little man the other day, I got the raging itch to do something with our ugly doormats. So after I got my butt kicked 10-3 I accepted defeat and got busy making this door mat a bit prettier.
It’s just a simple coconut fiber door mat that has seen better days. But….you know what I’m going to say….I try to squeeze the life out of everything first before tossing it into the garbage.
While little man was basking in the glow of victory, I taped off a simple design with painters tape. I had to push the tape down a bit as it does not want to stick.
I stopped my taping at this point thinking that the design would be pretty.
Because the door mat is obviously outside I chose my go-to enamel spray paint in flat black. Then I got my trigger-finger to work.
This sucker soaked up a TON of paint. I went through that entire can of paint!
And the moment of truth. My first impression was, “This looks a flag! Do I want to be trampling all over some country’s flag?” I know…my thought process is strange. Plus I wasn’t impressed with the way it looked. Soooo….
I took a risk and grabbed my little can of white gloss latex. LATEX?!?! I know…but the label said it’s great for outdoor projects. So I shrugged my shoulders and said, “Let’s give it a try!”
I dabbed white paint over the design I already created then decided to keep on chugging and fill in the entire door mat. I just used an old crappy craft paint brush.
And here she is! As fate would have it, we got a rain storm in San Diego yesterday and the paint held up just fine!
I like it! It’s a cheap update and I love the bold look of black and white! I’m on a B+W kick right now and don’t see it coming to an end anytime soon.
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