DIY Chevron Doormat

We all love a great deal, but you just cannot beat some of the great stuff you find at the Dollar Store.  I came across this doormat yesterday at my local Dollar Tree and I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  Paint it of course…and what better way to fancy up my bargain that some chevron stripes?


The popularity and versatility of the chevron pattern is such a hot trend, and does not seem to be letting up.  Chevron at my house is like chalkboards, you need some in every room.  Not to mention how fabulous orange and blue look together (this combo is my huge style crush right now)
 I used blue painter’s tape by 3M (2″ wide.) I created a zig-zag pattern across the top of the mat, then just continued the pattern all the way down to the bottom.

I chose one of my favorite craft paints by Americana, Burnt Orange, and using my sponge paint pouncer applied the paint over all exposed areas.

After I applied the first coat, I followed up with another coat, as some of the paint went into the rug and was not as bright as it dried.
Two coats worked perfectly.  I used one of my favorite stencils in the corner with a little turquoise paint.  What kinds of goodies have you found on the cheap that you turned into something beautiful? I would love to hear!

Thank you for crafting with me, wishing you a blessed and joyful week 🙂

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  1. Cute! Great job.

  2. Tanya- what a great way to spend a $1. it looks great.

  3. This is really cute! I'm going to do this, this week!! You're newest follower 😉

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  4. I love this idea, Tanya! Beautiful job!

  5. yeah i don't think my dollar tree has a plain mat, but i would LOVE to try something like this. for a buck, who cares if i mess it up.

    great colors and love the fun chevron!

  6. Great job Tanya! I love the color combo. Chevron is such a fun pattern!

  7. Looks like I need to head on over to the dollar store…

    If you get a chance we would love for you to come link up at our Pin Party.

  8. This looks great! 🙂

  9. I do love the chevron too! I'm in need of a new mat, think this might be my next project!
    Your newest follower from the hop!

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  10. Love the chevron door mat. I recently did something similar, but yours is much better! I'd like to invite you to share it at my party, Twirl & Take a Bow at Hope you can join in on the fun!

  11. Totally cute! And definitely love that it was only $1… if only I could remember where I stashed away my paints I would totally do this too 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love how this turned out, and for that price- just awesome!!

  13. LOVE chevron, and how the blue pops with the orange!

  14. What a great, modern take on a fall-themed welcome mat! Came out great!



  15. looks fabulous. i'm loving stenciled and painted rugs! how does the craft paint hold up against foot traffic?

  16. This is a great idea! Thanks

  17. Seriously?! This is perfect. LOVE!

  18. This looks great – I'm in love! I am really starting to dig the whole chevron thing!

  19. Very good job!! Im gonna have to do this now!! We just did a chevron thing too!

  20. Very very cute! I stencilled a rug last year. Need to do this again.

  21. Love the door mat and you can't be the price! Great job!

  22. I'm in love with this mat! The color, the chevron, the price! Great job!

  23. I love this mat. I just painted a doggie mat that I purchased for $1.79 at Ollies, but your deal is much better than mine. I'm your newest follower. Come check out my blog when you have a minute at

  24. looks terrific! Thank you for sharing at the The Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop xo

  25. Super cute! I just had to pin. I really hope I can find a mat like yours at the Dollar Tree. I'm thinking of making several and giving away as a gift.

  26. A great on trend look for fall. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful.

  27. Looks so cute! I have seen these mats before and passed them over but they look cute painted! Thanks for sharing at Gettin' Krafty this week!

  28. LOVE the bright colors you used! And the Chevron is perfect! Thanks for sharing, and thanks for linking up to Point of View!

  29. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your doormat!!! Such a fun way to get that perfect mat for CHEAP!! I love the colors as well. Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation. I am going to be featuring your mat at tonights link party!

  30. You know how to work a dollar. Looks great! Thanks for linking up at my place, Tanya! xo Jami

  31. Gorgeous rug! You did a wonderful job! I'd love for you to share this and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you'll stop by!


  32. 4rhxSB Thanks-a-mundo for the blog.Much thanks again. Awesome.

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