Today I am going to share with you a tiny rehab that I did to my front porch. After
we the Hubs rehabbed the front door a little over a month ago I decided that I wanted to spruce it up. I have lots of plans to spruce it up but I thought there needed a welcome mat. We already had one that I had purchased a few years earlier. This was a rehab failure. Because I want to be real on this blog I am going to share both of you, because one clear reality about rehabbing is that there will be times that you will fail. My goal in a failure is to make sure that I have learned something so if I try again, then I can do it better.
Okay, onto the failure. I wanted to Jazz up this plain Ikea Door Mat:
I wanted it to be simple and modern. This is what I did:
- I taped off lines to make one big stripe in the middle
4. I knew that the paint would bleed through paper, so I got out some wax paper. I placed a cutting board underneath the wax paper and placed the printed “F” on top. I traced the F with my exacto knife and got a great stencil of an F
5. I placed the F on top of the black stripe and I instantly got worried. I didn’t think the F was big enough but I wasn’t sure so I pressed on and spray painted it with the Chrome spray paint.
wah…wah…wah….(that is supposed to sound like th noise when someone goes over a $100 when they spin the Wheel on the Price is Right)