any ideas for tomorrow's post?
Start a new project!
~ If you don't care about the door mat here is a cool photo for you. ~
You're seeing the reflection of the sky and tree in the shiny, wet black paint,
and no I don't pretend to know anything about photography, it was just a
We've needed a new door mat forever and I like the classic look of a monogram,
but didn't want to shell out $$$, so I purchased a plain mat at Ikea for $10.
I used this wooden initial as my pattern, and traced in on poster board.
With the help of my pal, I measured for the correct placement.
Duh! Try again! If you want the letter black you'll need to leave that space open.
I tried taping my pattern down, but it wouldn't adhere well, I thought
tacks would work, but we didn't have any (what happens to 200 tacks?),
so I decided on straight pins to keep the pattern as tight as possible
and alleviate the paint from seeping underneath.
I used Rustoleum Black Gloss Spray Paint
and sprayed straight down from above versus at an angle,
spraying light coats until the coverage was nice.
I want a black border so I measured and taped off that area.
Then covered all the areas where I didn't want paint with newspaper and
used my sophisticated tools to hold it all in place.
I planned to show it to you today,
I have to go feed my family dinner.
So hold your breath and keep your fingers crossed for me
when I peel this away.
I'll show you the result tomorrow!