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Tuesday
Apr172012

Houzz Feature: Colorful Doormat DIY

Hi blog friends! I'm finally getting back on track with blogging this week. I hate getting off schedule, don't you? The good news is that I'm slowly chipping away at my to-do list. I am still busy, busy for the rest of April but at least taxes are done and out of the way now. One less thing to worry about. Thank goodness!

Today I want to share another DIY I created specially for Houzz that got featured this week. Last week I shared my first DIY and announced that I will be contributing to Houzz on a regular weekly basis now. I am really looking forward to the challenge of writing more and producing more home decor and home improvement DIYs. I have been wanting to transition into more of that anyway and so this was the perfect opportunity. 

For this project I spruced up a plain, boring doormat and turned it into a personal work of art. Most of the store bought versions are pretty typical and I figured putting my own touches on a mat wouldn't be too hard. Turns out it is the perfect weekend DIY which can be completed in an hour or two, depending on how much detail you put into it. You only need a few materials too. Check out all the specifics for making your own personalized doormat on Houzz:

Step Up to a Work-of-Art Doormat

For one of the shots, I enlisted the help of my dog Scout. She doesn't have the best track record for being a helpful model but I never give up hope on her. And she is just too cute! It's hard not to snap a few pictures. I decided to throw a few of the pictures together and turn them into an animated gif.

Cute, right?

If you have Photoshop you can make your own gifs like this. My friend Jenny of Hank & Hunt posted this amazing tutorial about how to make your own. Jenny is crazy talented and she has such a fun blog so head on over and give her some love and say hi. If you don't have Photoshop you can still make animated gifs, using this free website MakeAGif and it works great.

Happy gif making and have a great week everyone!

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Reader Comments (2)

LOL, cute dog!!

July 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertoilet bowl stickers

I just found your blog and I'm going to have to add it to the other ones I read. The stuff I've seen is awesome!

How did the acrylic paints hold up on this door mat? Reason I ask is that I just made one and I used acrylic paints and am wondering if they will soon wear off or not.

DIY door mats are an easy, inexpensive way to bring your own style to your front door. You can check it out at: http://thehousecandy.com/diy-ombre-door-mat/


Again, great job on yours!

February 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHouse Candy

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