Frugal Friday – Doormat to Wall Art
I have been anxiously waiting to do this project – and it is finally done! I saw this idea first done by Stephanie at
and totally fell in love with it! So I decided to put it into my Family Room that
I am in the process of making over.
You start with Artists Canvas – I got mine at Michaels and they were on a 50% off sale (big smile!)
So they each cost 8.99 – I got 2 of them 22 x 28 inchs.
Then you need a rubber doormat – the scrolly kind (don’t you like my technical terms?)
I found mine at Ross for 5.99 – yes, so far I am loving the cost of this project!
We have just repainted our family room, and I wanted the background of the canvas to be a couple
of shades lighter than the wall. So I took the wall paint and mixed it with some off-white paint until
I got the shade I wanted. Don’t be afraid to experiment – you can always paint over the canvas.
Here is the most important tool of the project, and the best $3 I spent!
This attaches to the top of the spray can and allows for even coverage – its great!
Now I am ready to go. First I laid my mat on my dry painted canvas to figure
out placement. My mat is a little bit bigger than the canvas.
So I made sure I have the same amount sticking out on both ends. Does that
even make sense? Anyway, then I decided I wanted to cover both of the
long sides so they wouldn’t get any of the spray paint. I went with a dark brown
for the spray. Most of the ones I have seen have done a dark background with a light
spray, but I wanted to try something different.
I have to tell you – I was so nervous about this! You would think it would cost
me hundreds of dollars if I messed up rather than another ten dollars or so
for supplies! I sprayed very carefully, making sure I hit every nook and cranny.
Then I did what for me has always been the hardest part. I shut the door and
left it alone for 30 minutes…. sigh… I am such an instant gratification person..
When it was dry, I carefully lifted off the mat to view my finished product –
Here is the first shot.
I have to say that my first thought was- Oh no! It looks too country!
I have had them hung up for a few days now, and have grown to like
them. But please tell me if they scream country to you – because
I am not above pulling them down and redo-ing them!
I would so appreciate any opinions! And if you do this yourself please
send me pictures – I would love to see!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
(Here are some updated pics taken after I got my new camera – better quality!)