DIY Project Idea: Update An Old Doormat With Paint!

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If you're tired of being greeted by the same old sisal rug in front of your door, try this easy DIY to give it a new look and some bold color.

Elsie at A Beautiful Mess wanted her welcome mat to feel more welcoming, so she gave it a crafty makeover. The key here is using porch paint, which is more durable than, say, latex paint or spray paint. It takes a few coats to really cover the rug fibers with an even layer of color, but the results are long-lasting and eye-catching.

Make or buy a stencil for your design, or free-hand a more personal element like a monogram. See how Elsie created hers over on A Beautiful Mess!

(Image credits: A Beautiful Mess)

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A modern homesteader and garden foodie, Linda runs the award-winning blog Garden Betty, which chronicles her adventures in the dirt and on the road. Her first book, The CSA Cookbook: Thinking Inside the Box, will be out March 2015 (Voyageur Press).

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