Friday, September 23, 2011

Monogramed Doormat {tutorial}

Who doesn't love a Monogram?  To see thier initial beautifully displayed? I love them!
I saw this in the Pottery Barn catalog, where I got my inspiration for my DIY monogramed doormat.

Monogrammed Door Mat

This is $99 at Pottery Barn.
Since I had a new wreath, I thought I also needed a new doormat for my entryway. I loved the simplcity of this rug.

I found that it is was difficult to find a plain doormat that did not have a design. Eventually, I found mine at Ikea for $9.99.  I made my own stencil by printing a "D" on cardsotck and then cutting it out with a craft knife. Next, I taped the stencil onto the rug.

I used a foam brush and some old outdoor latex paint that was leftover from painting our house. Using a blotting technique I filled in my "D." You will need to put your paint on pretty thick because the paint will absorb in the fibers of the rug. I let my rug dry for a few hours and decided to add another layer of paint. Once dry, my monogram had faded a lot since all the paint  absorbed down into the fibers of the rug. 

Originally, my plan was to add some leaves around the edge of the rug and make this my fall rug. Once I placed my monogram, I loved the simplicity of the rug and decided not to add anything else.

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  1. This is awesome! I need to make one for our front door! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I'm glad you left it alone after putting the initial on there, it looks so simple & sophisticated!

  3. Wow - I love this. So simple and understated but it make the whole entry area look more elegant. I love the letter off-centred like that!