Howdy howdy! Does everyone else feel it? The excitement of SUMMER?!?!?!
With the One Room Challenge Dining Room Reveal behind me, we have officially kicked off summer around here. If you missed it, yesterday I shared how to rock red shorts all summer. Today I am sharing how to achieve that layered front door mat trend you may be seeing everywhere. I’m also joining lots of other bloggers below to share a summer DIY so be sure to take a look at the end for lots of inspo. School ends for us next Friday so we are all abuzz about summer and I for one cannot wait for the more relaxed days and not having to pack a lunch every day. (thanks Mom for packing me a lunch all those years, it really is the worst!)
By now you have probably seen the layered front door mat trend. I shared ours back in March when I shared our spring front porch. A few months later and I am still loving this look. It really helps to give the front door an extra punch and anchor the space.
Plus it’s also really fun for taking cute Instagram pics. 🙂
When I set out to spruce up our front porch for spring, I really wanted a blue buffalo check front door mat and searched all over. When everything was coming up really expensive I considered DIYing one but then I stumbled up on this one from Target. The rug is under $20 and it comes in a variety of colors so it makes a great backdrop for this layered look.
For the top mat, I used the same method as I did for the “Come in, Cozy Up” version I did awhile back. Ikea carries these coir mats for around $5 so I picked up a couple last time I was there. As for what I wanted to write on it, Draper James provided the inspiration with their “howdy” version. But since theirs was around $40, I figured I could achieve something similar with my Ikea version.
The full tutorial for how I make these mats can be found here. The short version is that I use sidewalk chalk to write out my words on the coir mat. It takes a couple times going over it for it to really show up, but if it isn’t right, I can just wipe it away. Then I just use a paint brush and black paint (I happened to have chalkboard paint on hand so I used that) for the words.
I promise this is an easy one! But if you don’t trust your handwriting, you could always print out your initials to stencil your monogram. Or stars and stripes would be super cute for summer!
I still have another extra blank Ikea door mat on hand so I imagine I will change this up when the seasons change. We considered hosting a Derby party this year and I was going to make one just for that occasion!
For both of the layered rugs coming in at around $25 it is such an easy way to have a little fun by your entry.
Now, if you don’t want to try your hand at DIY-ing a top coir mat, there are so many options for buying them too. I had some fun and made a couple fun pairing two layers below for you…
Now here is lots more inspiration for you…
I’m so excited that the Seasonal Simplicity series is back again; and this time it’s to celebrate Summer! Today I’ve joined up with a talented group of bloggers to kick of this series by sharing a beautiful DIY or Craft project with you all! Enjoy the inspiration and ideas…