This project has been on my list of things to do and I finally got around to it!
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!