April is the month when our homes and yards come out from hibernation and are begging for some freshening up. There are several quick and easy tricks to help make the most of your home’s curb appeal.
This week, I focused on the doormat. A doormat is a fun way to add color and personality without a big commitment. A few years ago, I found an extra large doormat at Costco, and I really like how the size fits our porch. Of course, after a year or two, doormats start to fade significantly.
I decided to start painting our old doormat, because I really hate to throw things away that are still in good condition and have a useable life. I read online how people have used spray paint or craft paint to make designs on doormats, so I decided to give it a try.
Because my mat had deep cutouts, I worked with the raised shapes and painted on lots of bright color. Where the rug wasn’t completely faded, I used the pattern and lines that remained as a guide. I used leftover acrylic craft paint from my stash, and a medium-sized paintbrush.
Since I used several different colors, I tried to balance their placement across the rug. I also tried to use each color at least three times.
It took quite a few hours to paint everything, so I am hoping it lasts for a year or two, but we’ll see.
Is your home calling out for a refresh this spring? Have you ever tried painting a doormat? If you have, let me know how long it was until the paint faded again!