When you own an older home, cracks just come with the territory! And when it comes to my front porch, cracks are a plenty! Usually, an easy fix is to just throw down a doormat down each season to cover them up. Not this time though; instead, I decided to paint a DIY buffalo check doormat and it’s the perfect solution for a pretty porch! Layering mats is trending and this painted buffalo check doormat is a great option as the base for my layered doormat look!
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supplies needed for a painted doormat
First things first. I got out all the supplies I would need >>>
- Exterior Acrylic Paints
- Painters Tape
- Stencil Brush
- Stencil of Choice
- Measuring Tape
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Step by step instructions for painting a doormat
was to tape off a section of the porch for the mat. I was careful to measure in order to make sure it would be large enough to put a second mat inside and still leave a couple inches showing around the edges.
Clean your surface thoroughly from dirt and debris, notice my handy broom in the corner?
I painted the surface within the tape as the base of the doormat with the white acrylic paint.
I taped down the farmhouse stencil in the middle of the large, white square and proceeded to add the buffalo check stenciling all the way around it, tamping down my stencil brush with the black acrylic paint making sure to overlap the buffalo check pattern as I went was the hardest part of the entire project! (Oh, that and waiting for the paint to dry—lol).
I went back and filled in the farmhouse stencil in the center and removed all of the blue painters tape to reveal the newly painted DIY doormat. I made a small mistake on one side of mat where the line was a little crooked. I decided that it makes the project look a little more “hand-painted” and unique, lol.
If you happened to miss the live video on Facebook or prefer to watch the process on video; the entire video tutorial is below for your convenience.
This project turned out great and I added the “thankful” mat on top, but it’s also super cute to change it out with the seasons or leave it with just the farmhouse in the middle, too!
SEASONS for the buffalo check painted doormat
I truly hope that y’all try this on your front porch. Disclaimer: This project included all of my porch’s current cracks. I think they added character don’t you? See below.
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