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DIY Spring Doormat

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One of the ways to welcome Spring into your house is to make an awesome DIY doormat near your front door! And here we will explore the tutorial of making a wooden colorful doormat for your porch!

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DIY Colorful Doormat

Although, the doormat is available for purchase in any home store, there are certain ways to spend less and still get a fancy doormat just for spring! Can’t guess what it is? Well, it is a custom made doormat, that’s right – and it is custom made by you! For this project you will need:

  • Miter saw or miter box and handsaw
  • Drill
  • Sander and 180-grit sandpaper
  • Hacksaw or jigsaw with a metal-cutting blade
  • Metal file
  • 7/16″ or adjustable wrench
  • Pliers

So, as you see the mat is composed from little different parts which are united together. A drill press will help you make faster all of the holes in the mat, however before that check out the dimensions you need. One of the most important parts of the project is to make sure that all of the parts look exactly identical, so dedicate some time to make them even.

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Another thing to check is that you sand each of the little blocks, so that they are ready for being handled. Once each block is sanded, get the primer for the future doormat. This is essential because the paint will stay longer on the blocks. So, first apply the primer, then make sure than it is completely dry before doing anything else. Then it is time to paint the little blocks in any color you want. Generally it can in one color, but look how funky it looks when the colors are different! Make sure they coordinate with each other, otherwise you will get a blur instead of a funky doormat.

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You can even leave the doormat clear, but make sure that you at least apply one coat of clear outdoor finish. Once they are dry, assemble them in the doormat fashion and insert the rod, through some of the blocs that will hold them together. And now you have a funky doormat for spring! Enjoy your new doormat, it might be handy during the rainy spring days. The tutorial presented is taken from Studio 5/16.

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