May 28, 2014

Front Porch Makeover Part 2 ~ {From Trash To Wow!}

If you didn't see my Front Porch Makeover Part 1, you gotta click over and check it out!  I am SOOOO lovin it!
Front Porch Make Over

In Part 2, I'm going to show you what the mat and pots looked like before and how easy it was to transform them.
This is what greeted you when you stepped up to my front door....
Nasty doormat

Now isn't that welcoming? Not! 
I really don't have many people use the front door, but that is just plain embarrassing.

So, I thought, I could just toss it and buy a new one.... 
or....
What would happen if I painted it? What did I have to lose?

I tested out a corner.
Test painted a corner

The mat seemed to soak up the paint. Not bad.
And in case you are wondering, no I didn't clean it.  
I set it out in the rain the day before. 

And yes, that is bird poop. :/
I just flicked it off and kept on painting.
I found some white exterior paint in the basement and continued painting.  
I only did 2 coats.

Then for the blue parts, I used cardboard, some tape and spray painted.
Spray painted a portion

Since I'm talking about spray paint, I used that same blue paint for these UGLY pots.
Ugly Clearance Pots

I picked these up for like $2 last year at Walmart at the end of season clearance. 

FIY...
This is the best spray paint E.V.E.R.!!
Best spray paint EVER

No one is paying me to say that!
It adheres to just about anything and the coverage is amazing.

I only did 2 coats on these pots.
Pretty blue flower pot

And they look awesome!!
Oh and the mat turned out terrific!
Trashy welcome mat to WOW mat
Brand New Welcome Mat

I sprayed the mat with a clear satin coat also, maybe it will last longer!  We'll see...
I love the fact that I was able to make the mat coordinate.
So, don't throw that old mat out, give it a makeover, paint it!!

Blessings,
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Lori -thestonybrookhouse
Lori -thestonybrookhouse

I have been blogging for about 4 years and I enjoy sharing all the things that go on here at The Stonybrook House. From building to decorating, crafting and cooking, and so much more. I enjoy gardening and a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly I love The Lord Jesus my Savior and my wonderful hubby of 28 years!

8 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks amazing. I'm gonna go paint my mat now. ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Mar! I was actually shocked at how well it turned out! And it still looks good!
      Thanks again, for stopping by!
      Blessings,
      Lori

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  2. Once again, Lori you hit on an excellent idea - painting your welcome mat! Love the look and I remember those urns. Awesome makeover all the way around. love, nana

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    1. Thanks, Nana! You always encourage me so much!

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  3. Extraordinary idea. The mat turned out fantastic, as did the door.

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    1. Hi Lisa! Thanks so much! It still looks great too!! Thanks again for stopping by!

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  4. Your mat looks so fresh! I have the perfect mat to do this with! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. It's been 2 years and it still has held up so well!! :)

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