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Repainted Welcome Mat

July 21, 2015|Posted in: Hearth and Home

Refurbished Welcome Mat

Repainted Welcome Mat

Repainted Welcome Mat

A few years ago I had the deck of my home rebuilt.  The old one was ancient and rickety and had to be replaced!  The new deck turned out beautifully and so of course, I just had to buy new chairs and planters and things to decorate it.   One of my favorite deck decorations was a welcome mat that had the word “home” on it.  It was painted with kind of a rustic look and I thought it was beautiful.  I really love my deck, it feels so homey to me and the welcome mat was the perfect finishing touch!

Over the years the feet of friends and family, kids and grandkids have walked back and forth across that mat many times.  The paint began to fade until eventually it was all gone.  Finally, all that was left was a plan black mat (although it did still have the word “home” on it).  I kept it around because, well, it did still do it’s job of keeping dirt from being tracked into the house.  It wasn’t the mat’s fault that it’s paint had become old and faded.

One day as I walked past my old welcome mat into my house, inspiration struck me!  “Why couldn’t I paint the old mat and see if I could make it pretty again?!!”  I mulled the idea over in my head for a few weeks and finally today I tried my hand at bringing the beauty back to my very special welcome mat.  Acrylic paint from the craft store and a couple brushes and sponges was all I needed.  If you don’t already have a welcome mat that needs painting, like I did, you can purchase a plain black one and ccreate your own design.

This is a photo of my beautiful deck, looking out from the door and the before and after pics of myWelcome Mat.   I think I kinda like it!!

Old Welcome Mat

Repainting Welcome Mat

 

 

Here is everything you need to paint your own Welcome Mat.  Just click on the image or description to be directed to Amazon where you can purchase the products.

Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint Set, 18 Piece (2 Ounce), PROMOABII Best Selling Colors II

Paint Brush Set CONDA Starter Kit 25-piece Assorted Sizes A10844

Achim Home Furnishings Welcome Mat, Geometric, Black

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22 Comments

  1. Chardae
    July 21, 2015

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    I love that you re-purposed the mat! I always have ideas and don’t follow through.

    • LoriGraceH
      July 21, 2015

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      Chardae, it took me a long time to get around to it, but now I’m really glad I did!

  2. Natasha
    July 21, 2015

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    Great idea. I have a mat just dying to be painted. What kind of paint did you use to make sure it didn’t run?

    • LoriGraceH
      July 21, 2015

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      Natasha, I used acrylic paint from the craft store. I’ve used the same paint on fabrics and it works great!

  3. Denay DeGuzman
    July 22, 2015

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    What a great idea to revitalize worn welcome mats! I have a door mat from Crate and Barrel that I absolutely love but which has become faded with time. I was planning to replace it this summer, but now you have me considering the possibility of bringing it back to life. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

    • LoriGraceH
      July 22, 2015

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      Thank you Denay! You should do it! I had fun painting mine and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

  4. Cori
    July 22, 2015

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    Wow the painting gave the once sad colorless mat and brand new life!! Love it!

  5. The Little Tourist
    July 24, 2015

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    This is a great idea! I have a welcome mat on my back porch that’s looking a little sad. Painting it would definitely bring a little life to it and my little ones would love the project! What type of paint did you use?

    • LoriGraceH
      July 24, 2015

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      I used acrylic paint from the craft store. It was the same kind I’ve used to paint fabric and it worked out great,

  6. Grammy Dee
    February 17, 2017

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    Very nice! I would have never thought you could paint a mat like that. Thank you Lori for sharing this post at the #WednesdayAIM #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared it on my social media sites.

  7. candy
    February 19, 2017

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    Great repurposing idea. Makes it stand out so much more. Thanks for linking up with blogging grandmothers.

  8. Clearissa
    February 19, 2017

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    What a great project! I love the colors and the way it looks on your beautiful deck. Looking at your deck makes me want to get mine together for the summer. Thank you for sharing with #blogginggrandmothers. I have shared on social media. 🙂 Come again and bring a blogging friend.

  9. Grammy Dee
    February 19, 2017

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    Again, very nice! I would have never thought you could paint a mat like that. Thanks Lori from Grammy Dee, #BloggingGrandmothers #LinkUp #BlogParty, social media shared.

  10. Leanna
    February 20, 2017

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    This looks so much better painted. I had plans to paint a faux welcome mat right on my porch floor. With this post I have changed my mind. I am going to just paint a normal mat. Thanks for the inspiration.

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