Published on April 28th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


How To: Give an inexpensive door mat a welcoming modern makeover

Materials: TRAMPA door mat, contact paper, spray paint

Description: After a winter of salt and snow, my hardwood floors had taken a beating. So, once I got them scrubbed down, I vowed to keep them in better shape with a door mat at every entrance. So I did what most DIYers would do – went to IKEA. I snagged a basic, large coir mat for $8.00, and picked up a can of spray paint on the way back. Add an hour of work, and you’ve got a custom, mod mat that you whipped up yourself.

Get the full how-to on the welcome mat modern makeover.

~ Chris Gardner

More hacks on
Bekvam + Fullen Solve 3 Problems
Hoop art

The Author

Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

3 Responses to How To: Give an inexpensive door mat a welcoming modern makeover

  1. Anonymous says:

    Spraypaint actually resists salt and water pretty well, especially since it’ll have absorbed into the fibers of the mat. This should look alright for a season at least.

    It would last even longer in a dry climate, like in the Southwest.

  2. Stephanie S says:

    This looks totally fantastic. Really sweet design too! I’m also curious about the durability of the spray paint, but it’s easier to replace this than your hardwood floors!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Looks nice but paint can’t resist salt and water. It will also harden and rub away with use. You’re going to need to put another clear coat to preserve it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Back to Top ↑
  • Recommended for you

  • FREE 20 Best IKEA Hacks ebook. Get it here!



    And we have the winners for the IKEA Hack & Idea of the Year 2014!
    Without further ado, I would like to announce the winners of the IKEA Hack of 2014 as…

  • And the winners are!
    Again, IKEAHackers readers have chosen. It was another fun year picking the best of the best.

  • View all: Posts in chronological order |
    Hacks of the Year | Ideas of the Year

    Support IKEAHackers! Click here to start your Amazon shopping!.