DIY Painted Door Mat

May 31, 2012Sarah Khandjian
diy painted door mat

diy painted door mat

diy painted door mat

diy painted door mat

diy painted door mat

Here’s a quick project to get you ready for warmer weather! Take a plain straw doormat (I got this one at Ikea for $9.99), some acrylic craft paint, and a thick bristle paint brush and paint a geometric or organic design on it. I free-handed the dots—I love the slightly imperfect look it gives. I applied two coats of paint on each, letting it dry completely between coats. I plan on making a second one this weekend for the other back door. Happy DIYing!


  • Laura @ LauraLikesDesign

    May 31, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    This is such a cute and easy idea! I will definitely be trying this out this summer–it would be so cute on our front patio.

    I just found your blog and as a fellow designer, I love it!

  • alli

    February 26, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Just wondering how the paint held up outdoors with the weather and foot traffic. Did it rub off?

    1. Sarah

      February 26, 2013 at 4:16 pm

      HI Alli! It’s held up great and we walk on it everyday! I just recommend applying the paint in really thick coats, allowing it to try completely between coats. I applied 3 coats today and it still looks pretty new.

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  • Diana @ SuchandSuch

    May 8, 2017 at 2:15 am

    What a cute project! And it looks easy enough for anyone to do. I have a door mat that is dying for a makeover like this! Thanks for sharing this.

    1. Sarah

      May 8, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      You’re so welcome, Diana!

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