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.
So this is my version of my DIY monogram doormat and the subsequent video when I ran into an issue with my doormat. It’s the solution that lead to my first video; sometimes, even a very raw video, can illustrate better than me using my words to accomplish the visual of the solution.
The video shows how I fixed the trouble with my initial monogram doormat. To give you an idea of how long it took to create the video would discount the blog post title. The monogram doormat took a few minutes. And, if this one issue didn’t drive me nuts I would have used my template to monogram a 1/2 dozen objects of similar width and height.
I found the coir doormat at Ikea. I have also seen them at Target and maybe Home Depot. I can’t remember that far back.
I started this doormat in the middle of summer. Notice the leaves in the above image and the leave-less door mat below. Can you guess what drove me crazy about this finished door mat below?
I noticed immediately the coir doormat was blotchy and didn’t look like the image I was going with for this .. um … 5 minute project. I used black paint; I have seen other monogram doormats that were painted with spray paint. It was too late to go back. So I grabbed a sponge brush, the black paint and a Wilton icing squeeze bottle. I used the icing to guide the paint into the edges of the monogram and 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!
Sherry Legan says
I think it looks great. This was a great post. And your video was super.
Thanks for sharing. Feel free to come over and link at The Fabulous Fall Party!
I know there are lots that would love to see how you did this!
HI Sherry- I just did! Thank you for the invite! laura
Yay! I love video tutorials. Great idea for filling in the color. I tried making a door mat with spray paint and it didn’t turn out too well at all. #bloggerfail Yours looks great!
Good to know about the spray paint, because I was thinking maybe that was the better option! Have a great weekend! Thinking about your friends. laura