Nothing says Welcome Home like a homemade welcome mat! We've made a lot of painted rugs over the years, but I'm happy to report that this is our easiest and most durable version yet. I found this textured rug at Target and decided to try using porch paint instead of spray paint. The results are bright and long lasting. Here's how:To paint my textured outdoor rug, I used porch paint. This is the same thing I used to paint my patio tiles. Any latex paint will do, but porch paint is especially durable. I used poster board to create a stencil for the letters I wanted to paint and then used contact paper as the stencil while painting since it's sticky and stays in place better. Using a small, coarse brush it took several coats to create an even application of color.
I've been using this rug at the entry of our home for several months now and the design and color are still going strong!Are you in need of a new welcome mat? Try this project in colors you love! xo. elsie
Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Photography Assistant: Laura Gummerman.