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Hello and happy Monday friends! I’m back to share my version of The Home Depot DIY Workshop’s Wooden Doormat! As you can see, I’m kinda diggin’ the tribal trend.
Aw, who am I kidding? I’ve been riding that train since the early 90’s when I got that tribal tattoo on my right bicep.
(Okay, not really.)
Check out my little tribe of ladies who can build like a boss:
- Katie, Bower Power Blog
- Rachel, Shades of Blue Interiors
- Aniko, Place Of My Taste
- Chelsea, Making Home Base
Did you see their versions of this DIY Wooden Doormat? Click the links above to take a peek.
Want to learn how to build a DIY Wooden Doormat? Mark your calendar, bring your friends, and attend the DIY Workshop at your local Home Depot store. The workshops are free and fun!
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Saturday, March 26, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their store locations. There are three types of Workshops: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH), and Kids. I love that Home Depot offers these free workshops because folks can learn how to build home decor projects, make easy home repairs and renovations, and safely operate tools through the demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.
I put my own spin on this DIY wooden doormat. Want to know how I made it? Let’s get started.
Build the frame first. I drilled 3/4″ pocket holes and constructed the frame with 1-1/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue. Then I attached the slats with pocket screws, using a 3/4″ thick scrap piece of wood to act as spacers, to keep the slats evenly spaced.
After all the slats were attached, I added a 1×2 board underneath for added support.
Next, I sanded the rough edges of the wood then taped off my design. I stained the doormat first, then painted the white and metallic gold on afterwards with some acrylic craft paint.
Of course, I sketched up my design first because I am a giant nerd.
After the paint and stain dried, I applied three coats of exterior-grade polyurethane. Finally, I wrapped 3/8″ sisal rope around the top and bottom parts of the frame. I used 3 packs of 50-foot rope.
What do you think? Are you digging the tribal trend too? I love how it turned out – it adds a hipster edge (not in a cheesy, skinny jeans for men, kind of way) to our front door.
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Want to see even more cool customizations of this DIY Wooden Doormat?
- That’s My Letter / Ciburbanity / Brooklyn Limestone / Wills Casa / The Bold Abode
- Build Basic / Her Toolbelt / Addicted 2 DIY / My Love 2 Create / Sawdust 2 Stitches
- Fix This Build That / Sawdust To Sequins / Build It Craft It Love It / DIY Huntress / Glued N Screwed
- Remodelando La Casa / The Kim Six Fix / Heathered Nest / Creatively Living / Batchelors Way
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Beautiful project Jen! That design is such eye candy!!
I don’t think there has ever been such a stunning door mat!!! Seriously love it Jen, the pattern is awesome! Beautiful Job!
You’re so sweet, Mindi. Thank you so much!
This just came across my Pinterest feed and I have to say I’m disappointed. Typical White chick thinking “tribal” is some kind of cutsie decor. Why would you decorate with “tribal” stuff when it’s not cute at all. Do you even know what the First Peoples have been through? For shame.
Wow, lots to unpack here. Firstly, I am not white. As a woman of color and a first generation American, I find your “typical white chick” comment tremendously misogynistic and downright racist. Creating appealing content is my profession – that you find it less than appealing is certainly within your right. However, that you immediately justify your displeasure with a racist and misogynistic comment in some pathetic attempt to assume the woke moral high ground is completely unacceptable. Get off my page.
Melisa Lissa says
very nice Jen! This doormat is stunning. Love your green door.
Beth H. says
uh, great doormat, but can we talk about that gorgeous front door???? Hello?? What paint/color is that? I’m a blue-green fanatic and must know. hehe. thx
Thank you Beth! I’m sorry I don’t know the name of the door paint color – it’s the original color that the builder picked out!
Hi Jen 🙂
I am loving your doormat! I see you used a 1×2 as a support for the back, but what measurements of wood did you use for the slats and frame/ sides?
Thank you, Bonnie! I used 1x4s for the slats and 1x2s for the frame.
I really like the doormat but I also love the door!!! Can you tell me the paint color and brand?
Thanks, Christie! Sadly, I don’t know the color of the door – it was painted this color when the house was built!
Pretty. Just wanted to say it’d be nice if you would in basic non-industry terms or explain what you are saying. Not everyone knows what a “pocket hole” or pocket screws are. Because you’re a pro, you speak as if we all are too, which men do, which makes things hard. For instance if I was teaching a man knitting, I wouldn’t just walk up to him and expect him to know all the knitting lingo unexplained, or french, I wouldn’t just walk up to him and speak french unexplained if he only spoke english. He’d feel unsure and confused, just as I do with building. Thank you for posting.
Hi! Love the doormat and the whole thing. Can you please let me know the paint color of the beautiful green door? Thank you!!!