Thursday, April 4, 2013

Ikea Door Mat {Make Over}


I was in the need for a new, cute door mat and just couldn't find what I was looking for for the price I wanted. Then as I was enjoying a peaceful, well deserved might I add, shopping trip to Ikea All by myself {oh it was wonderful}, I stumbled across This plain ol mat for only $4.99 and I knew right away what I wanted to do to make it fabulous! Some Stencil Love, from the amazing Cutting Edge Stencils, and a pretty color of paint is all it needed to be my perfect mat. And I am so happy every time I walk in and out of my door, when I see all the chicness.

I will be doing another post on this amazing herringbone stencil sent to me by Cutting Edge Stencils, and it is pretty awesome so get excited to see that next week, and a little birdie told me that there just might be a giveaway going along with that post...ekkk. But I just couldn't wait to show you this little ditty that I did with it first. I think it is so fun and I love how you can do so much with these, not just put them up on a wall {which is also very fun just sayin there is even more you can do}.


{Supplies I Used}

-Ikea SINDAL Door mat {4.99}
-Stencil {Cutting Edge, Herringbon e Allover Stencil}
-Easy Tack
-Paint {I used Sea Glass by Americana Deco Art}
-Paint Roller
-Painters Tape
-plate or tray to put paint in
-Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish

{What I did}

First you are going to use your top stencil {comes with the larger one} to get the top border lined up right. Spray the back of the stencil with the easy tack spray, with a light mist{ just enough so it is a little sticky} so it sticks to the mat. This will prevent the paint from bleeding under the stencil and will give you crisp, clean lines.  Then tape it down with some painters tape to keep it in place and from sliding around.


Roll your roller into your paint and start painting away.


Just rolling over the stencil evenly. I let is dry for a couple minutes and then did another coat. I did three coats because of the material the mat is made from it took about that much to get the look and shade I was going for.



Next get your large stencil, spray it with the easy tack, put it in place, overlapping the where you left off to continue the lines, tape it down and paint. Remember 3 coats letting it dry in between each coat.

Easy Peasy! It seriously took me like 15 minutes I think. Perfect quick project that anyone can do. You could also do this without a stencil by using painters tape to make your own design.


The last thing I did was spray over the whole thing with some Minwax Polycrylic Protective Finish  to protect the paint from the weathering and all the traffic going over it. Best Protective finish EVER!!! Amd can be used on all sorts of materials and finishes.


Place it in front of your door and enjoy. Pretty right?! Wouldn't this put a smile on your face? Yes, we do live in a basement apartment, excuse all the cement. :) it really needed this color and fun.

Don't forget to come back next week to see what else I did with this stencil and for a chance to win one of your own. 
My Door mat is linked up HERE

I was given this stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, but as always,
this post was written by me and  the opinions are 100% my own

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4 comments:

  1. Hi, stopping by to let you know I am featuring your super cute door mat on Made in a Day Wednesday! I'm your newest follower!
    Kim

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  2. Great !!! This is so phenomenal!!!That is very impressive! Door Mats are gorgeous and the makeover is totally amazing. I love it. You really did a super job with the Door Mats! I use to do buy online Door Mats as its time saving.

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