I created this custom doormat with chalk paint tutorial to ease my budget-friendly home decor needs! The best part about this budget-friendly home craft is that you don’t even need a cutting machine and easily spruces up your front entrance.
How To Paint A Custom Doormat With Chalk Paint
My husband often tells me that I have great ideas for crafts and if you follow the blog then you know I love creating kid-friendly crafts. In fact, it’s what the blog was mainly about a few years ago, but my creative side has been wanting me to do some home renovations and home DIY crafts. I will admit that I may be having way too much fun with all the home crafting!
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How To Create An Easy Front Doormat
I’ve been dying to create a custom doormat for our home using chalk paint. Especially because I couldn’t find anything I liked on a reasonable budget. Everything I wanted I needed a cutting machine to help me with my lettering. Then a light bulb went off. I can totally do this myself! My husband, amazing that he is, agreed with me! So, today I’m bringing you all how I created my personalized DIY front door mat.
Let’s get started!
Materials Needed For Front Doormat DIY
- Front Doormat (I got mine at IKEA for super cheap!)
- Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Paint in Caviar
- Paint Brush
- Easy Peasy Wax Finish Spray
- Painters Tape
How To Paint A Front Doormat
Once you have figured out what you want your doormat to say, you need to pick the perfect size mat. There are tons of sizes. Don’t do what I did and purchase your mat first. The design I had chosen would not fit on my mat and now I’m waiting for my new mat to arrive. Which will be going on our back porch.
You then want to find the perfect decor stencil or to make your own purchase a set of stencils. Don’t worry if they are paper. You can easily laminate any type of stencils and then use an X-Acto knife to cut out the center areas. Luckily I found exactly the stencil design I was looking for with Dixie Belle and I was super excited to get started!
Painting Your Mat With Chalk Paint
I found that the easiest way to keep the stencil centered and to keep it in place was to use painters tape. The painter’s tape will keep your stencil from sliding around when you are painting the letters, plus it doesn’t ruin your new mat.
- Tape down your stencil
- Dab paint on each letter. I noticed that when I brushed the paint on it wouldn’t sit properly, but when I dabbed the paint on it was darker and penetrated the mat perfectly.
- Once you finished painting all of your letters gently remove the stenciling from the mat.
- Take the stencil outdoor and clean off paint.
- Allow your mat to dry for 24 hours.
- Spray some of the Dixie Belle Wax Finish Spray to protect the letters.
- Decorate your front door!
I wanted to make sure that my mat was waterproof. So, using Dixie Belle Wax Spray I covered the lettering part of the mat with two coatings. This will create a barrier on the mat so that water doesn’t sit or penetrate. Especially with all the Florida rain, we get in the summer.
That’s it! A super easy and budget-friendly craft that will keep you busy all year long with seasonal ideas. I know I can’t wait to create some Fall or Winter mats for your front door.
Make sure to come back soon because I have a few more items that I’m adding to my front door area! You are going to love the next DIY project I have planned!
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Will you be creating your own front door mat?