While planting my fall container gardens the other day, I noticed that the cute welcome mat at my front door was much too “springy” for this time of year.
I immediately added a new welcome mat to my Target list, and then realized that if I came home with yet another mat, my husband would freak. He would not share my belief that pink and yellow flowers are inappropriate feet greeters for this time of year. So, I flipped my mat over and was happy to find that it was in perfect condition on the other side, though it was rather plain.
I thought about leaving it like that, but then had a better idea . . . turn it into a spray painted welcome mat!
I purchased some spray paint suitable for fabric and got to work taping off a herringbone pattern, using my recent HGTV Magazine article on patterns as a visual guide.
Once the paint dried, I held my breath and removed the tape. I couldn’t be happier with the result!
The best part is I didn’t tell my husband about this experiment. I put out our “new” mat for the first time yesterday, and when he came in the door he said, “why did you buy that mat? What was wrong with the other one?” He was so happy when I told him I painted it, and he really likes this one!