Condo Blues: Remake a Coir Doormat with Paint

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Remake a Coir Doormat with Paint

When the going gets tough, I need a project. It has to be something quick, relatively cheap, and oh if it could be green, that would be the triptych of yippie!

I stubbed my toe on my next spruce up. Once upon a time, this 100% coir doormat from World Market said, “Welcome.”

Now it says, “Don’t bother.”
I flipped through my Pinterest boards for inspiration. If you aren’t sure what Pinterest is, it is another time suck place where you can create virtual pin boards of ideas. You can click here to follow me on Pinterest. If you  are on Pinterest let me know and I’ll follow you!

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Seriously let me know if you want in and I’ll hook you up. It’s cool.

Soooooz, I drew my doormat design from Annabellea Design Studio’s painted canvas project. Here’s her original project.

 Photo courtesy of Annabellea Design Studio

I taped a similar design on my doormat with painter’s tape.

 Tape time!

I grabbed a can of Rustoleum Lagoon left over from making tepee garden trellises and gave the doormat a couple of coats.

I removed the tape. A few spots are darker because those parts of the doormat were less faded to begin with but overall I have a prettier coir doormat

 Much better!

I put the new to me doormat on the porch and thought the front door could use a little love too. Don’t you love how quick little project snowball into more projects?

I had a twig wreath in the garage.The flowers I decorated it with from a bridesmaids bouquet were faded with time. I like the wreath but the flowers are beyond help.

I made a simple bow from fabric leftover from my porch chair revamp and wired it to the twig wreath. That way I can easily switch out the decorations on the twig wreath with the seasons (in theory.)

 Happy colors!
My porch is starting to look decorated instead of like a pass through.


Come back soon for more of my Power of Paint Porch Remodel!

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Susie - said...

That's really pretty, what a clever idea!

Anne said...

I'm impressed! And inspired!

Mary said...

Way to go - well done on both projects!

SkinnyMeg said...

love the mat! Lagoon is my fav color of spray paint :) I've used it all over my house!

Lynn from said...

Very cool, Lisa...and guess what? Your posts are FINALLY showing up on the @greenmoms twitter feed! Thanks for your patience...

Debra said...

Your new front porch looks great. I love what you did with the rug-brilliant!

Suzie @ The Accent Piece said...

Love it! I actually just finished a DIY doormat that I blogged about - you should check it out!
I'm your newest fan! :)

Sara said...

What a great idea!! Would love it if you would link this project up to my brand new turquoise linky party!!

Marie said...

Love how it turned out! I'm co-hosting a link party and I'd love it if you'd come link up on Wednesday at

See you soon!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Really appreciate you linking up this awesome post at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please continue sharing your creativity with us during the weekly party.

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