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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Monogrammed Door Mat

I've seen a few of these around here and there in blogland and decided I must do one.

If you haven't realized from my incessant posting about it, I'm getting married next June.  Eek.  Officially less than a year.  I've decided to get a head start on decorating with my new last name :)

Here is the one that sparked my interest into making my own:

So awesome right?

And so I began.

What you need:
A rug.  -  My rug was probably one from the dollar store- if it wasn't it's pretty cheap.
I have two. One outside my apartment door, and one inside in front of my sliding glass door leading to my balcony. 
The balcony rug is the one I played with.

A Stencil of some sort-  I used my Silhouette SD to cut out my Monogram.  You can use vinyl or contact paper and an Xacto knife.  You do not need a cutting machine to make this.

Foam paint brush

That's it.

I took my vinyl letter and peeled away the letter and left the negative. 

Arrange your "Stencil" onto the rug.  I used transfer paper to ensure a smooth, well...transfer. haha.

Here comes the fun part.  I started out with a foam roller to apply my paint.  The roller soaked way more paint and was too wide of a surface area. I was wasting paint, covering the vinyl way more than I was the open space.

You may have to blot a few different coats in order to get the color saturation you want.
I think I blotted 3 times on this one.

Once you are done, peel back the vinyl.  I peel it while the paint was still wet.  I'm impatient like that.

You can see in this one that I slightly got some paint on the outside of the circle.  I just scratched it off with my nail.

I love it.  It adds so much to something so little.

Mr. Fiance Penguin loves it too.  He noticed it immediately when he got home.


What else can I monogram?  

Do you love monograms as much as I do now?  What is your favorite monogrammed "thing"?

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  1. Becca, I really like your project, and great photos too!

    Hugs, Tanya :)

    1. Thanks, I still don't have an actual camera- trying to work with a Droid camera phone is hard sometimes!

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I had an idea for a front door mat that I can't wait to try this summer. Yours looks great! I am your newest follower :)