so i made some more of my own stencils again.
i think i might be addicted!
i used american typewriter (bold).
then i cut away the black letters and taped up the remaining paper.
i picked up a couple mats at ikea ($5 each). love!
take your time and brush inwards to get a clean line.
black paint and an orange plate, you almost thought this was a halloween project. ha!
I guess i used a glossy paint-but it turned out great!
we love our new doormat-perfect for christmas!
Hi Lisa! I’m about to model your rug to over 100 women at our MOPS meeting. Thank you so much for the fun idea! Love your blog. I’ll will give them your website! Hope you have a joyful holiday season!
How fun! I hope the project is a hit! xo
LOVE this!! Wondering what brand paint you used. Thanks so much for the inspiration 🙂
Love this simple update to a plain doormat. Did the paint hold up well to being walked on? I’m worried it would chip off rather fast. What was your experience?
Yes, It’s held up great! xo
Love this! I think i might do it with just a welcome since the holdays are now over!
Where did you purchase this doormat? I’ve been looking for a plain weaved doormat like yours and have had no luck! :/ I’d love to paint one for my mother like you’ve done! 🙂
I got mine from ikea–$5 each!
Wow! What a deal! Thank you so much, Lisa!
This will sound silly, but I feel privileged that you replied to my comment…Wow! (You’re such a strong woman and role model to me!) Thank you so much!
I just love it!!!!
I´m redecorating my livingroom (and my life and my heart and my kids hearts) and this post was such an inspiration!
Can I use these photos to ilustrated what I wanna do in my blog? If you wanna visit us, we are at http://www.diariodos3mosqueteiros.blogspot.com
See you there (I hope).
Kisses and blessings.
simple, perfectly lovely!
lisa, you’ve inspired me to make my own! check it out on my blog!
love it! Am going to try it on some placemats I got at ikea for only 99 cents each!
What a cute idea! SO much better than the pre-made ones 🙂
Very fun! I think I am going to have to do this one.
What a neat idea, love it.
Oh, love the idea!!
Looks very simple and nice!
I love your stuff! I have ordered in the past and now when i open a section, it is blank! Bummer! Am i doing soemthing wrong??/ Just let me know as I would like to get some your designs. Thanks!
Very, very cute! I am bookmarking this one to add to my craft to-do list. Have a wonderful week!
Great idea! I love your stencil projects, but would like to suggest that you print out your letters using an outline font to save ink!
Oops meant to say this would make a wonderful house warming present for someone too, with a personal message on it! How cool would that be!
Lisa honey, I SO love this doormat and you have inspired me to do one too! Just gorgeous!! Smiles..
Love love love love love! Your stencil projects are fab… you should be addicted 🙂
This is a wonderful project Lisa! Love it!
Lisa, I love seeing what your mind comes up with! Very fun friend. Miss you.
What a great idea!!
I may have to borrow it! 😉
Love it! How great to discover new things to stencil on!
Lisa, I love this idea!!! I’m going to do this asap… I’ve been wanting a seasonal doormat, but everything that is less expensive is super cheesy. This is absolutely perfect!
cutest idea ever!!!!!
I really like this! I wish I had a reason to make my own!
Lisa The last picture is wonderful!! 🙂
I wrote a post on my blog whit pictures of the necklace I bought from you, I am a teacher for special needs children and in particular this year I am working with a child very similar to Davis, he is so sweet and nice and I love working for him at school!It seems to me that these two children are now linked across oceans from California to Italy where I live, they are linked by your beautiful necklace that I wore at school while working.
(I hope you understood even if my english is so bad, but I wonted to let you know about this post I wrote about how wonderful is working with special needs children as a teacher!)
Here is my post http://ilcoltellodibanjas.blogspot.com/2010/11/bambini-speciali.html
the title si “Special children” or “bambini speciali” in italian!Hope you like!
What a great idea Lisa. I love that you put the word off to the side too.
I really like your project. Can you tell me what font size you used? I wish we had an IKEA near us. The closest one is an 8-hour drive away, so making a mat like this will have to wait until we can get to a store some time next year.
So simple and SO brilliant! Love it!!
that would make a fun christmas present for friends….with their last names on it! thanks for the great idea. i love yours.
Oh, I love this idea! Such a cute mat!! Now, I am really missing having a nearby Ikea!! 🙂
Hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! 🙂
Just as “cute as a button” as my Grandmother use to say. :o) Love your creativity!
Beautiful and simple! Love it!
So cute…thanks for sharing!
I adore this project! How fun and easy!
I love this… it turned out so well. Thanks for the great idea! :]
As if I needed an excuse to go to IKEA! Now I HAVE to! Love it. Xx
oh, so easy and perfect…
thank you .
guess where I need to go ASAP!
simply wonderful! LOVE it!
you are just the most perfect crafty girl i know !!!
this is fabulous !
Very nice … great idea!
darling. and I love my no-lace converse, too!
Oh wow. Loving it. And those would make GREAT affordable gifts as well. Thanks for the tips on this! 🙂
That is adorable Lisa! I may need to make an ikea run! 🙂
this is so lovely!! i think i need to make one this weekend. 🙂
How cute! Thanks for sharing such a great idea.
That is so cute!
Great project! : )
Love this! You’re such a smarty! 🙂
That is so cool! Simple but so effective xx
love the simplicity of this project and right where you placed the word. great, great, great. i miss ikea!
what an awesome project!
this is fantastic, I love it!
You amaze me. Can’t wait to step on that doormat and into your house!