Sunday, October 23, 2011

Spruce Up Your Doormat



  My doormat had seen better days.  At one point it was a nice welcome mat to our home.  Now, it looks far less inviting.  Sure I could have tossed it and purchased something nicer, but I was convinced I could upgrade it with a can of spray paint.


  Before spraying, I taped around the sides with painter's tape and placed an "A" in the center for our last name.


I covered the entire mat with spray paint and hoped for the best!


Not the greatest, but definitely better!  It was a nice start to a little outside Fall decorating.








  My girl Bella, who normally doesn't like to be outside longer than to use the bathroom, came outside to join me.


While Princess slept comfortably!  Ah, the life!  Oh well...


I hope you guys are having a beautiful day!

47 comments:

  1. Brandi you always inspire me!! I think I just might have to try this with my worn doormat! I love the fall decor, just simply elegant. I love the green ladder with the pumpkins too!! You always do a wonderful job on your home!!

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  2. every outside yard needs a cute doggie!

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  3. everything looks so pretty. I love what you did with the mat ~ excellent idea.

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  4. Were you channeling me at Target today? I was looking at the door mats thinking "What can I do to make it 'mine'?". I love this!

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  5. What a great job you did refreshing the door mat. Your porch looks so festive and welcoming. I found you via Noelle's blog. I'm in GA also. A life-long resident. Hasn't the weather been gorgeous this weekend??

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  6. Very festive steps! Love the yellow and purple together. :O)

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  7. Your doormat looks welcoming again, Brandi. The entire entry is very inviting. Nice spruce up.

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  8. Your decorations make your home looks so comfy and inviting. I love the spruced up doormat, too. :)

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  9. Looks good!
    I need to photograph our doormat and see if you can give me any advice. I think it's only held together by a strand of rubber or so.
    m.

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  10. Looks great as usual! I love the purple flowered shrubbery I've used them in previous gardens and I love the yellow watering can.

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  11. Oh I love your doormat! How clever of you to give it a fresh new look...I'm thinking I might do something similar to mine. Your autumn decor looks very inviting as well! Everything looks very welcoming!

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  12. Brandi that is so clever, I like how your mat turned out and I love your Halloween Decor.

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  13. I can't believe how much better you made your door mat look. I never even consider mine and that's a shame. You are so creative! I love how you've decorated your home with love and those babies of yours are just precious. We need a dog. :)

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  14. How welcoming your porch looks! Great job on the mat...reminds me I must pull out the Hallowe'en mat I tried to paint last year. It's a disaster, but hoping to re-hab it someone!

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  15. Hi Brandi,

    Way to extend the life of the mat, along with making it special with your initial! Well done. I love your flowers in the pots and on the ladder. And love the pictures of your dogs. :) Very sweet.

    I hope you have a great week!
    Pam

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  16. I have a doormat that could use a face lift, great idea~ I may try my luck with that.

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  17. Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! Your blog is wonderful...I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll stop by my blog again & follow along too!
    Thanks,
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  18. Thank you for the comment on my gallery wall. I am loving your fall decor and the new doormat look. Wish I had some doorsteps to decorate! :)

    Gabby
    The...Late, Young Family

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  19. What a cute idea and I think it turned out perfect. Your front porch looks so welcoming and I love all that brick.
    Have a great week!
    Hugs!
    xoxo

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  20. Great job Brandi! Your front porch looks so inviting and I love the the pictures of your fur babies, so cute!

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  21. oh my gosh, i have nothing fall related on my porch. i am seriously lacking this year. love the pumpkins on the ladder!

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  22. Goodness, that looks great! I totally need to revamp my mat. I'm inspired to go out and do that!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm going to go follow you now!

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  23. Once again you've done a great job Brandi!

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  24. You are so full of good ideas...love your front entry, so pretty and welcoming! ;D

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  25. Oi Brandi! Vim agradecer a visita e os amáveis comentários... você é preciosa! Fico muito feliz de tê-la no meu blog e com imenso prazer compartilho do seu... é retórica, mas preciso dizer como é fantástico cada um de seus trabalhos, esse último, ficou excelente e deixou bastante convidativa a entrada de sua casa, o amarelo iluminou e tudo está harmonioso e com ar de felicidade... no meu país, a planta trevo roxo e uma espécie de amuleto da sorte e é bem comum o cultivo doméstico por aqui... penso que você faz bem em manter um :)... Parabéns por tudo! Tenha uma semana bem produtiva. Um beijinho do Brasil!

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  26. Beautiful job, and so easy!
    The color really brightens up your entrance...perfect for those greyish Autumn days. Cheers!

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  27. Lovely job! You did a great job on the doormat -- it looks totally new! Also love that little green ladder -- adorable! Everything looks so welcoming!

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  28. Brandi, I love the monogrammed mat and your fall decor.

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  29. Jackpot! Your rug looks amazing! Your Fall decor looks so good!

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  30. What a great idea! I love your monogram and you Fall decorations are lovely!

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  31. Lovely, welcoming front entrance....and the dogs love very lovable.

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  32. What a great way to spruce up a door mat. Mine looks almost identical to yours and it needs a new look. I'm going to try your paint technique. Your entry way looks so Fallish and pretty, too.

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  33. Brandi, love that door mat idea. All your pictures are great!

    Barb

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  34. Your home looks beautiful decorated for fall, Brandi. Love your doormat!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your covered outdoor furniture too. That fabric is the best! :)

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  35. Beautiful job on the welcome mat! It looks fantastic and fresh. Also, I LOVE your door wreath; it's gorgeous!!!

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  36. Amazing job; it looks beautiful! You are incredibly creative and talented. The outside of your house looks so pretty with your fall decorations:)

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  37. Great fall decor Brandi, great idea on the doormat and I love the ladder with the pumpkins.

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  38. Your fall decorating looks fabulous! I like that you spruced up you doormat. And that step ladder looks so cute too. :)

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  39. What an awesome project! Never would have guessed you made that : )

    Paula

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  40. Lovely! Such a great idea to personalize and spruce up a doormat.

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  41. looooove! looks so pretty. all of it!
    Tana

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  42. That is an inspiring idea with the mat - brilliant! Ros

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  43. Outside looks great and of course the dogs are so cute! I like the matt, thanks for sharing.

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  44. Brandi I love your outdoor fall decor-It looks so welcoming! Haha I have the same door mat, and will be giving that spruce up idea a try!

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  45. Love the doormat idea! I just found your blog on Sew Many Ways linkup. I can't wait to go through and see some of your older posts. I have a fashion doll blog where I tell stories, and build sets, etc. So I'm always looking for great ideas to incorporate in their world.

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