I’ve always wanted an address or monogrammed door mat for the front door like here. But cha-chang! And, then I saw a “Bon Jour/Au Revoir” doormat at a local boutique and thought “how cute!”So, I decided to save a few bucks and make my own. I found both of these mats at Target. The blank one is on clearance for only $2.98!!! The other was only $10.99.I bought green spray paint, black spray paint (but ended up not using it), black acrylic paint, paintbrushes, and stencils.I started by taping off the blank mat just above the middle, using duct tape. I sprayed the larger half with green spray paint, applying 3 layers.While this was drying. I started on the address mat. I placed the numbers like I wanted them in the center of the mat. Using a larger paintbrush, I dabbed the black acrylic paint into each number. I then filled in the number completely. I continued until all of the address was painted on.Voila!
Returning to the “Bon Jour/Au Revoir” mat, a sprayed 1 layer of green paint on the other half. I allowed to dry. FYI…I sprayed this in the grass, knowing it would be mowed sooner or later.I then placed the “Bon Jour” letters on the one side and dabbed black acrylic inside each letter. (Bon Jour means “hello” in French.) I did not fill in the letters this time. I liked the stenciled look!I then turned it around, so when you leave the house you see “Au Revoir,” which means good-bye in French.
I placed the letters on the darker green side a dabbed them in with paint again.
That’s it!! So easy and cheap!What do you think?? And, I only spent around $25!!!