In trying to make my front porch look pretty, I needed to find a new door mat. I have been leaning towards a monogrammed door mat for a while but the only ones I could find cost a ton and are way more than I'm willing to spend on something that is going to need to be replaced in less than a year. So after some shopping around for a decent priced door mat and coming up empty handed, I got the idea to DIY one after seeing AnNicole's amazing tutorial on Our Suburban Cottage (see her post here).
I bought a plain door mat from Ikea and got out some left over black spray paint. I then printed our initial and cut it out with a pair of scissors (this part was a serious pain in the neck).
After taping the initial template to the mat, I measured the space where I wanted a border and taped off the remaining area around it. (In case anyone's interested, I chose to make the border two and a half inches.) I used clear masking tape which doesn't come up that clearly in the photos but it worked pretty well.
I then brought everything outside and painted away. I then peeled off the template and let the paint dry before moving it to the front porch. Here's the finished product:
Overall I think I could have done a better job taping the template down and painting but I'm pretty happy with it and that it cost less than $10 to do this project. Next step for the front porch makeover- find a door wreath!