How To: Make an Easy, Hand Painted, Delightful Doormat

by Chris Gardner

How To: Make an Easy, Hand Painted, Delightful Doormat

Looking down onto her front porch, Jennifer had an epiphany. "It's July," she observed, "but that's a Halloween-themed welcome mat." So, she grabbed some paint and got to work.

The results? A fun and playful welcome mat that spans the divide between handmade and standing up to the elements. Using some soft fabric paint, she created a bold border, then used an embroidery pattern to give the whole thing some character.  

  

Continue Reading

2 Ways to Make a Doormat Cooler

by Lilybee

created on: 01/30/09

Doormats, they're the first thing most folks will see as they step into your house, and in the winter they are the front line between horrid mud-melty-snowy boots and the rest of your place. So why aren't they more awesome? Well they CAN be.... Martha has not one but TWO techniques to give a bog-standard mat a little va-va-voom (sure they're relatively similar, but still...)

First a technique for adding a door number or lettering,

Continue Reading

Home Plate Doormat

by DIY Maven

Home Plate Doormat

Yesterday the Twins' pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. And even though we've said goodbye to Johan Santana, we're still looking forward to the new season. To make the wait a bit more bearable, we just might need this home plate doormat. If anything else, it'll make us fee safe. Get it...safe...? Nevermind. Available at the Lighterside for $24.98.

Continue Reading