The 15 Minute Doormat Upgrade

The 15 Minute Doormat Upgrade

Tiffany Finley
Apr 19, 2011

In small spaces, little things can make a huge impact. The welcome, or unwelcome, mat is a great place to start. It can be neutral and blend in, or it can be personalized and wow your visitors. Coir mats, made from coconut shells, are affordable and with this simple DIY, personalized to your style in 15 minutes or less.

Coir mats are great for getting the grime and dirt off the bottom of your shoes, but sometimes lack color or style. With a little contact paper, low-VOC spray paint, and an awesome design, plain coir doormats can be upgraded to personalized pieces of hallway art instantly.

First, locate a coir mat. This DIY used the IKEA TRAMPA and then cut it to their desired size, a nice bonus if you have multiple entrances into your home. Otherwise, local hardware stores or larger home improvements stores typically carry inexpensive coir mats this time of year.

Next, grab some cutting utensils, like exacto blades and/or utility knives along with contact paper, spray paint, and an idea of the design you would like on your mat. We provided a few ideas above to help get you started. Once you are set, you can check out the step-by-step instructions on Curbly.

(Images: this next, Slices of Green, Crate and Barrel)

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