September 3, 2012
First up, a few excuses on this post - - it was raining and dreary, but I took pictures anyway so they aren't the greatest. Also, my computer has been super slow so Trevor tried a whole system reboot. It's so much faster now, but meanwhile I had files in weird places that are now lost and need recovered - like my blog logo and watermark! And all the cute fonts I had installed - so look past the boring watermark in these, I'm working on it...
Now, back to the project - - we used the DIY Doormat post from The Accent Piece (head there for the tutorial):
The boards at my store were much cheaper, so these turned out being $5 a doormat - nice! The boards were only $2 (you need 2) and that's for the fancy pressure-treated ones. Trevor precut the boards to the right length. Then we got together and drilled the holes with the drill press and stained the boards:
Hometalk. I love when we can turn playgroup into a little fun crafting:
Now, for the tutorial on the ombre look I went with - - I really love the subtly of it. First, grab a color of paint and some white paint and your boards:
Then I painted it onto the darkest board using the mixed paint from the lightest board:
Here you can see the subtle color change in the boards:
And a view of the whole mat. I think this would also make a pretty cool wall hanging:
But it does look awesome as a welcome mat:
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