|Quote by Bob Dylan, as far as I know. (Thanks, Pinterest).|
I've been wanting to find a cute welcome mat or rug for my new apartment, and I've seen some that I liked, but they were all surprisingly expensive. However, an idea got sparked last night after a conversation between my roommate and I on Facebook.
So, I did some digging around, some shopping around, and got a bit creative - and I'm in love with the result! It was honestly really simple to do, and I ended up with a unique welcome mat that will look awesome in our apartment.
-Rug or Mat (I just went and bought a $5 indoor/outdoor accent rug from Walmart)
-Spray paint in your color choice
-Painter's tape (if you want a border)
The hardest part of this whole project was the stencils, for me. Since I was bound by the limited choices at my local Wal-Mart, since this was one of those "I need to do this and I need to do it NOW" kind of projects, I couldn't find any self-adhesive stencils or cutouts. So, I had to get creative.
I bought a pack of inexpensive sheets of craft foam (you know the kind) that had adhesive on the backs. I drew out all my letters in sharpie using the stencils, then painstakingly cut them out of the craft foam and attached them in the desired position on my rug.
For reference, the rug is 18 x 30 inches, and the letters were made from 4 inch stencils. I thought I was going to have plenty of room, but I ended up having to go onto 3 lines. Ultimately, I like the way it turned out, but you might want to adjust the letter size one way or another for whatever saying you choose.
What saying would you want on your welcome mat?