Time to Parrrrr-tay!! It is finally here, the Home Depot's Workshops and Virtual Party! This post is #sponsored by The Home Depot. #diyworkshop
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Here is my Reversible Wooden Door Mat...
I have always loved the staggered wood look on door mats so I thought this would be the perfect time to try it, and it was really easy!
How to make your own Reversible Wooden Door Mat:
8- 36'' x 2'' x2'' Square End Balusters (Or you could substitute 2x2 furring strips)
1- Spool 1/4'' x 50' Natural Sisal Rope
46- 2x2's or balusters cut at 6''
12- 2x2's or balusters cut at 3/4'', 1'', or even 1 1/2'' *please read the post and note the modifications that are optional, I made mine with 8 balusters and cut my small pieces at 3/4''. The plans read to cut at 1'', getting the cuts to fit into 8 balusters they ended more to the 3/4'' size. I recommend using 9 balusters or 2x2's if you want to make them 1" to 1 1/2'' in size.
paint, stain, sealer, electrical tape
Circular saw, 3/8'' drill bit, Drill, scissors, tape measure, clamps, pencil, scrap wood, sand paper, safety gear.
Then I quickly sanded the edges and I was ready to stain!
I determined where I wanted my boards to overlap and then drilled a hole in the center of that area, here is a diagram of where I did my holes. My small pieces were 3/4'' because I used the 8 balusters, but if you use 2x2's you could make them 1'' or even 1 1/2''.
I used Minwax special walnut stain on my pieces and you can see my holes were not totally perfect on the small pieces. :)
Also I want to note that because my small pieces were only 3/4'' I had to adjust where I drilled the holes on the outsides of 6'' pieces on each end. This was to make sure the holes matched up and so the ends of the mat would be even. So the 7 pieces on each side of the mat, their outside holes were centered at 3/4'' instead of 1 1/2''. Hopefully that makes since. If you cut your small pieces at 1 1/2'' then you would not have to adjust your hole placement for those outside pieces.
Using electrical tape on the end of my rope I started by threading the two outside rows, tying a knot in the rope at both ends.
Then I just started adding one row at at time! It was really quick and easy at this point.
I wanted to have a fun pattern on one side and leave it stained on the other to make it reversible. Since I am such an indecisive person this was really hard for me! Sooo many options...and colors! I tried out several to see how it would look, so I thought I would share with you some of my other ideas.
I ended up with just a white chain type pattern and used a small foam brush to go over the tops of the wood that I wanted painted. I recommend using a small piece of cardstock or paper to slide between the wood that you want painted and the wood you don't want painted, or you could tape, but that takes more time!
Here is the stained side.
It is perfect for wet shoes or boots.
Or just a spot for wiping your feet.
Besides it being useful it is super cute...
And fun! I am so happy to finally have one!
Now how about you do you want to make your own!? You can do it at your Local Home Depot this Saturday!
Here is the door mat you will be making in their workshop! I love it, in fact I think I need this one for my back door...
- The Home Depot offers Workshops at all of their locations for do-it-yourselfers of all ages and experience levels.
- There are three types of Workshops offered – Do-It- Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH) and Kids.
- Customers can learn how to build décor projects, how to make easy home repairs and how to operate tools through demonstrations and step-by-step instructions.
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