Garden Stenciled Bathroom Mat

9:16:00 AM

Use what you have and make it better is always
a good idea. 

A garden stenciled bathroom mat

My girls' bathroom is just that... their bathroom. They are almost adults and keeping it clean is their job. You can read all about how that goes here.

Over the holidays I had an inexpensive door mat by the sink that worked well. It didn't slip and was easy to clean but with Spring right around the corner, the Christmas mat wasn't working anymore. 

I decided to paint it. I liked the inexpensive washable mat but needed a new look for Spring. 

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A DIY repurposed garden stenciled bathroom mat

I used a sample size of regular house paint in a light grey and a small roller. I let the paint dry over night. 

A DIY garden stenciled bathroom mat

The next morning I used a garden stencil from Old Sign Stencils to add the image. I used a small foam pouncer and craft paint

A repurposed garden stenciled bathroom mat

When I lifted the stencil there was a little bit of paint bleed under the stencil due to the texture of the mat. I used the light grey and a small brush to fix the edges with no problem. 

A DIY Old Sign Stenciled  garden stenciled bathroom mat

I sealed the mat with a matte spray sealer

The whole process was simple and took no time at all. 

A DIY Old Sign Stenciled stenciled bathroom mat

A beautiful new Spring mat that cost me nothing for the bathroom. It washes clean and doesn't slide around the room like a cotton mat. 

An Old Sign Stenciled stenciled bathroom mat

Now that the mat is the best part of this bathroom I'm going to have to think about updating the rest of the bathroom! 

Stay tuned for a vanity update soon!
The projects never end!

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  1. Turned out fabulous. Seems like a really cute theme for a girls bathroom.

  2. I love it Susan. You are so creative!

  3. Ha! That's so like me -- a new mat means the whole room needs a fresh, new look! What a great recycle and perfect for spring. xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

  4. LOVE this Susan! Talk about instant spring!


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