If you have not seen a monogram doormat online then you must be living off the grid. I decided to create my own version when I saw this monogram doormat on the Williams-Sonoma website. I have a history with Williams-Sonoma .. like when my search for a zucchini Spiralizer resulted in my dining room furniture purchase.
Here is my version of a monogram doormat. I made a video when I ran into an issue with my first attempt to paint the doormat. It’s the solution that lead to my first video; sometimes, even a very raw video, illustrates the process more effectively.
The best part of this doormat was it was inexpensive and completed in a short amount of time. On my first attempt I had an issue with the look, but the video below illustrates how I corrected it. I used my template for this monogram doormat. I found the coir doormat at Ikea. Target sellsa similar coir doormat.
I noticed immediately the coir doormat was blotchy and didn’t have the look I wanted to achieve. Who wants a blotchy doormat? Some tutorials online showed the option to use spray paint for the monogram.
After my first pass on the monogram, I had to double back. The coir mat sucks in the paint which made the monogram too blotchy. I went old school with a sponge brush. I used a Wilton icing squeeze bottle as a solution to fill in the monogram. The icing bottle guided the paint into the edges of the monogram.
I followed up with a sponge brush to push the paint into the coir fibers. It worked! Of course, if I waited to complete this doormat in the fall, when the leaves started to fall, it might have disguised the blotchy look. Scroll down below for my first tutorial video. It’s rough! Enjoy it for the entertainment value!
Monogram Mat Video