Hey, you guys! Remember last week when I shared that I was working with Home Depot on that DIY Wooden Doormat? Well, today’s the day!
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Remember the inspiration photo?
I decided to bling it out a little.
How to make a DIY Wooden Doormat
What you need:
- 8 – 36″ wooden balusters
- White and gold spray paint
- Sisal Rope
First, I cut the 36″ Balusters in half and spray painted them white.
Then, I staggered them and taped them off to spray paint stripes in Gold.
The idea was that it would make a cool pattern with varying widths of gold, sort of like a checkerboard gone rogue.
Then I sealed them with this spray sealer. This is what the guys at Home Depot recommended and I jumped at it. Super easy to seal with the spray can! I toyed with using polyurethane, but in my experience, it turns white things yellow over time, so acrylic is really the way to go if you don’t want ugly, yellowy swirls on your pretty white paint.
Then I drilled holes in both ends of the balusters so I could thread the sisal rope through. You want to tie really tight knots between each wooden piece to keep the spacing uniform.
And that is it! What do you think of my checkerboard gone crazy doormat? I took one for the team and got a pedicure so my toes looked pretty. Oh, the sacrifices I make for this blog. (Sarcasm, much?)
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What better way to learn something that will add value to your home if not from the experts?
I’ve been need a doormat for ages, and I’m so thankful that I finally have one.
Remember to check out all the DIY workshops with Home Depot and learn something new for spring!
And before you go, check out all the DIY Virtual Party Doormats!
*This post was sponsored by The Home Depot. All opinions are 100% mine.