Disclosure: This post has been compensated as part of a creation tour for Blueprint Social and its advertiser Stencil1 and Plaid.
Spring should be here soon, maybe. A few days ago, on the first day of official spring, it snowed at my house. Bummer. And yesterday, even more snow. (When will it end?!) Either way, I have decided that I will be ready for spring whenever it does decide to join us!
One way that I am celebrating the beginning of spring is by cleaning up around my house and replacing worn out items with fresh ones. Right away I found an item that looked like it had seen its fair share of salt, dirt and wear through the winter, my poor little door mat. It looked like it had been dragged through the mud, literally. I decided that my little plain door mat needed a little bit of love. After giving the mat a good cleaning, I made the decision to add some color to that old, boring mat. You know, something to give it a fresh face-lift for the warm months to come. The months when people might actually come by our house to visit us without the worry of getting stuck in the crazy snow drifts.
Giving my doormat a fresh look for spring was easy with Ed Roth Stencils and FolkArt Multi-surface paints. The stencils are large and are made for bigger working surfaces. Plus, the paint is durable and made for both indoor and outdoor use. FolkArt Multi-surface paint is even dishwasher safe so I don’t have to worry about the spring rain washing the color out of my newly refurbished rug.
Application was easy. I just laid out the re-usable stencil where I wanted it and with a tight, flat ended brush began to press downward over the stencil with my choice of paint color. The layered look of the stencil made it easy to use all of my favorite spring colors into one design and create a masterpiece rug that looked like I had purchased it in a store.
After I finished using the stencil, I decided to add a little bit of extra personalization. It is my house after all. It should be personalized. To finish off the mat I free-handed a turquoise H in the bottom corner of the mat. Now, it’s mine and I love it.
I placed my new rug out front of my home as if to gesture to spring to come for a visit. So, come on Spring! We’re ready for you.
Ready to make your own DIY door mat? Here’s what you need:
Ed Roth cherry blossom stencil1 – available at JoAnn Fabric & Craft stores
FolkArt Multi-surface paint in colors:
Teal, Brown, Parchment and Eggplant.
For more information on the products used and further creative ideas visit:
Here are more great projects you can make with Ed Roth stencils and Folk-Art Multi-Surface paints.
<3 Dick and Jane