I love a project that lets even those of us who aren't exactly artistic still create original art. This DIY project, using a doormat as a stencil, is a perfect way to feel like an artist even without mad skills.
Erin, over at Lemon Tree Creations, used a few pieces of poplar board and a doormat to create this handsome wall art. First, Erin stained the boards with a dark walnut color. After the stain had dried, Erin put two of the boards side by side, laid the doormat she had pick up at Lowe's on top of them, and then sprayed white paint over it. It took four passes of spray paint to get into all the nooks and crannies. After allowing the paint to dry for about thirty minutes, Erin lifted off the doormat to reveal her new DIY art.
I love the look that this created. The wood grain popping through with the white pattern is quite nice. I could even see going a little further and applying this treatment to an entire wall!
Check out Erin's full post on this project: Lemon Tree Creations: Doormat Wall Art.
Images: Lemon Tree Creations