Personalized Door Mat

This project has been on my list of things to do and I finally got around to it!
A good way to Welcome in the New Year.
I started out with this rug from IKEA (it was less than $5.00!)
And then I made a little trip to my personal paint store (under the stairs in my basement).
 White I was down there I found some black satin finish paint.
 I cut out a large "M" and used masking tape to adhere to the rug as my stencil.
 Using a small brush I went around the edge to create a nice clean line around the inside of the stencil.
 Here's how it looked before I filled it in.
At this point I figured out something that I did not like... This "M" looks a lot like the "M" logo for the University of Michigan. The blood in this house is Illini orange and blue. We can not have this! 
So... I looked around the basement and found a nice circle and went to work to on another design.
 I used a sharpie and traced the outside of the dart board
 to make a border for a large circle in the center of the door mat.
 I proceeded to fill in the large with more of the black paint. 
And then back to my store to find another color for my next step.
 Again, I created a large stencil. This time just a nice scrolly "M"
 Filled in my my new paint color.
And here I have my new personalized door mat!
I love it! So far it's been out in the rain and the snow and it's still looking pretty good!

Comments

  1. I love the black and aqua/teal color you choose for the "M". It really makes it pop against the black! Did you handcut the stencil or did you use a cutting machine? Just curious! TFS!

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    1. I used my Silhouette to cut both stencils. But I had to do it in two pieces. I think it would be just as easy to create it on your own. With contact paper even.

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  2. WOW! I'd love to have you link this up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2012/01/anything-goes-linky-party_19.html. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I love the big circle! I made a monogrammed doormat two years ago and the paint has just about completely worn off...time for me to paint a big circle on mine I guess:) Stopping by from TT&J. Have a great weekend!

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  4. This is so cute! I love the color! I hope you stop by my party and link up…
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com
    -Melissa

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  5. Hey Chessa, I was given my first blog award today and I love your blog so much that I'm passing it on to you!

    Check it out here & pass it on: http://cathhasablog.blogspot.com/2012/01/my-very-first-blog-award.html

    Big Hug, Cath from 'Home is Where my Heart is'

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  6. Love those two colors together!
    Shiloh
    everydaygameplan.net

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