I can’t get enough of this project. As you all know by now, we just purchased and moved in to our first home. Our poor sad welcome mat didn’t make the move and I was scowering the web for a new one. I, of course, found my self at the anthropologie website (love me some Anhtropologie) and that is when I saw it. For $38 I could have the mat I wanted. Wawaha.
Then I realized I could just DIY my own
Dual Greeting Welcome Mat
That is right, The rug I made cost me less then $7! That is a huge difference from the $38 that Anthroplogie wanted, and I could make mine completely customize-able. Swoop. That is my kind of DIY.
I started off by purchasing a plain mat from Ikea for $5. I measured my very affordable mat and placed some painters tape bellow the half way line. I knew that the small half would be my “Hey” side and the “Bye” would be on the bigger half. This way, when I painted it it would be even.
I then used my Cricut to cut out my greetings from vinyl. I choose to use “Hey” and “Bye” so that they both would have the same number and shape for the letters. This made it easier to keep the size the same and I thought it looked really cool. I also choose a very simple and traditional font, because I don’t want the words to be too cute or fancy. I liked the modern neutral look. I used the words for “Bye”, but used the negative space to create the “Hey” message.
I choose a navy blue furniture paint that I had left over from a failed project. Using a house paint brush, I dabbed the the paint over the correct areas. It was easy to do, but was fairly time consuming. You can see on the above picture where I lifted a piece of the “e” so that I could check the lines of paint. The furniture paint worked perfect and gave me nice crisp lines.
Once I finished painting it I waited at least 24 hours for it to dry. It was very hard to be that patient but it was well worth it.
Now my beautiful duel greeting welcome mat sits in front of my door greeting everyone to walks into our new home.
It also give a farewell as they leave. How fun is that?
So all in all this project cost me less then $7 and I absolutely love it!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my duel greeting welcome mat. What greetings and farewells would you choose?
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