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Easy Door Mat

By: Jennifer Priest
Easy Door Mat

Transform an ugly doormat from the dollar store or the clearance section into a stylish mat you'll be proud to show off. Using Kyrlon Color Master Spray paint and Stencil1 stencils, you can bring an ugly old doormat to life again! This is a simple and fun project that gives you the freedom to really try all kinds of things. Use stencils to spray paint a design or a greeting on your mat and welcome guests to your home in the most creative way.

Primary TechniqueGreen Crafting




  • Krylon Color Master Spray Paint in Oxford Blue and Bauhaus Gold
  • Stencil1 Stencil
  • Drop cloth


  1. Put the drop cloth down to cover your work surface, aka, the driveway. Side note: move your cars so the overspray wont get on them. Its always windy here so I always have overspray.

  2. Next, lay the mat on the drop cloth and shake those paint cans super well. It took two coats of Krylon Color Master spray paint in Oxford Blue to cover the mat. Its because the mat has ALOT of fibers and you gotta get the paint into all the crevices.

  3. After that dries, lay the stencil onto the mat and spray with one color of spray paint. You can add newspaper or cardboard to the stencil to create a larger mask around the edges to prevent any overspray getting on the other parts of the mat. Youll want to spray each color of the stencil separately, waiting for it to dry before moving the stencil over and painting the next image. I used one color of paint with the stencil for a more uniform look, to compliment a wreath I also made for the front door.

  4. After letting that dry, I decided the mat was too special to be in the backyard and it should go at my front door.

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This is a very smart idea. I had a very plain one color mat at the front door. It did its job but it was nothing to rave over. I looked at new ones but the really pretty ones were very expensive. This is a very inexpensive way to renew its look and I will be more than happy to have it outside my front door.

I have the exact same situation. I have a plain jane version and I don't like it, but the pretty ones just cost too much. Springtime always makes me want to spruce things up and this is one good way to do it. I might even have some suitable spray paint on hand I just never thought of spray painting a door mat.


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