Now to the good stuff. Have you ever seen and admired those cute and classy monogrammed door mats at the fancy places like Williams Sonoma or Pottery Barn? And then have you proceeded to let out an audible shreik as you read the prices?
Well, I decided to take a stab at making my own monogrammed door mat. How hard can it be, right?
I took a plain door mat that I already had (it was originally from Ikea, but you should be able to find them easily and inexpensively at other stores).
I taped off the where I wanted lines to go around the edges of the mat with brown packing tape (it's what I had):
This is where if your printer's working you print a large letter in a font you like. If it's not (blast!) you take a stab at drawing one yourself. Then cut it out with an xacto knife.
I taped the letter down in the middle, and then covered the remaining exposed areas with tape. CAUTION: Be sure to put lots of tape on the back side of the flimsy areas of the letter (I didn't use enough so my edges were a little fuzzy...my one fatal mistake...oh well).
I pulled out some black spray paint from my stash and sprayed away. I did a total of four coats because I wanted really full and durable coverage.
My own monogrammed door mat. Cost? Freeeeeeeeee. (Although, if you don't already have everything you need like I did, you should be able to do this for under $20).