I made this simple fall monogram doormat for the fall tour event of The Home Tour blogging group I’ve recently joined.
It’s a little challenging to decorate for fall when it’s 96 degrees outside. We live at the beach and I don’t think there’s a leaf within several miles that turns any shade of color this time of year.
But the calendar tells me it’s fall. So 96 degrees or not, I’m going to pretty things up for the season:)
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A fall monogram doormat is just the place to start decorating for the season.
I had a plain Ikea doormat waiting for a project like this one. I used outdoor craft paint that matched the colors of a monogram door wreath I made earlier this week and a sharpie for outlining.
I traced around one of the paint bottles to make the big polka dots. Choosing which style of the big “W” letter was the hard part:) Use a small flat brush and paint in the polka dots and the big letter. That’s all there was to making this fall monogram doormat.
It was easy to make this a fall monogram doormat. I love the bright and cheery fall colors. They’d come close to what leaves might look like changing…if we had some:)
The little bit of color and fall cheer my monogram doormat adds is just enough color to feel like fall.
This is the matching monogram fall wreath I made earlier this week. I like the stripes and polka dot contrast. Don’t you?
Yes, my front door is aged copper. I faux painted earlier this year. I love it for the fall season.
This is the first house I’ve had that has a front porch.
I made this bench last spring. I’ve wanted a front porch with a bench for years. A place to decorate for the seasons that said hello and welcome.
I have faux pumpkins because real ones wouldn’t last a few days with the Fl heat and humidity.
I found this galvanized bucket in Pensacola a few weeks ago and filled it with fireplace wood and some of my favorite driftwood pieces I’ve collected. We’ll use the firewood in our outdoor fireplace in a few months when Florida cools down.
Then it will feel like fall. We’ll sit and watch the sunset,
with a nice warm fire,
and a steaming mug of hot chocolate with a warm throw blanket across our lap:)
I might have to wait a while for all that, but… in the meantime.
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Cat @ Pocketful of Posies says
I love your fall door mat! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I always love seeing your posts!
Thank you so much Cat! This one turned out so cute, I couldn’t wait to put it by the front door:)
Jessy @ The Life Jolie says
This is such a cute project and you make it look SO easy!
I stopped b from Creativity Unleashed.
Thank you Jessy! It really is an easy project to make…which is my favorite kind!
Your porch is gorgeous! And you made it look easy. I have the same problem here. I’m debating putting pumpkins on the porch while it’s still 90 degrees outside…
Keri…I know how you feel! Put those pumpkins out! Even on the hot days, it feels so good to walk up to a festive door decorated for fall:) I just don’t use real ones since they’d last a week in the heat! Thanks so much for stopping by.
This is such a fun project, never would have thought to do this, Love it!
Aw…It was all I could do with the construction mess behind the front door. The cute doorstep is just a decoy to cover the chaos! Thanks so much for visiting!
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It looks great! I need to revamp my front door mat. I love the dots of fun fall color!
Thank you! It was crazy simple.. but I like how it came out…and polka dots always make me smile 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting!
[email protected] of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
I love it Wendi!!! So fun for Fall especially in a region where there is no sign of Fall anywhere. I bet you weren’t thinking about Fall when you painted your door, but it is the perfect backdrop!
Thanks Christy. You’re right I wasn’t thinking about fall when I redid the front door…but it looks great with my little fall decor! Thanks so much for your visit my friend!
What a great idea, Wendi. Really cute and inviting for all of your visitors. Thanks for the inspiration. Your whole porch looks fabulous! I am crushing on your door 🙂
Meegan…thanks so much! I love my front door too. It makes me smile everytime I walk up to the door. Our area is filled with unique doors and mailboxes…I had to jump into the spirit of individuality as well!!
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
Love your Fall entry Wendi! Love the contrast of the striped monogram with the polka dots on your mat. Love your headboard bench too my friend – so pretty! I recognize that pretty Fall ribbon on your wreath ( I used the same ribbon on my pumpkin topiaries) – it’s so pretty! Michaels right?
Marie! I saw we had the same taste in fall ribon and it gave me a chuckle friend! It’s a simple front entry this year but enough to get me in the spirit..as much as I can be in 96 degrees of heat and humidity!
[email protected] Interior Frugalista says
Girlfriend you can send that heat and humidity over here any time – I’ll welcome it with open arms 🙂
Ok! And I’ll be on my way out to your place and will be sure to pack some woolies! LOL
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says
Such a great idea. I love your entire front porch from the mat to the door and that bench is amazing! Thanks for sharing it all with us!
Angie, Thanks so much. It was simple. Using coordinating colors on the door and the doormat does make it pop out as I walk up to the door.
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
I love your fall porch!! The DIY monogram doormat is just precious!!! ~Christy
Thank you Christy, it was a simple project. It is cheery walking up to the front door though:)
Shanna Gilbert says
Super cute job Wendi! Simple enough for anyone to try! Great job!
Thanks so much! It was easy and with the chaotic construction going on inside the house, a simple project was needed!
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Even if it is in the 90’s in Florida, you have your entry looking like fall in New England. I love your doormat and you were clever to trace a wooden letter with a Sharpie to make your monogram. A new mat is on my list of things I want to buy for fall decor.
Paula..My mat was from Ikea, it’s just thick enough and flat enough to take the paint well. I liked the silly touch of polka dots and the monogram..it was a stretch for me. Thanks so much for visiting:)
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
I love your little sitting area Wendi!! And aren’t you clever with the monogram! Love it! 🙂
Thanks so much Nancy, this was my first official “fall” decorating, what a hoot. A little pretty color does jazz up the entryway though and we’ve been enjoying it!
Jen @ Girl in the Garage says
Wendi, your doormat and wreath are adorable (love the contrast of the stripes and polka dots!), the bench is fabulous, and your whole porch is so inviting! I think I may need to come visit you for awhile… it’s only 62 here today!
Jen, I’d gladly swap locations for a while. 62 Degrees sounds wonderful to me! We are still in the 90’s and walking to the mailbox is tough in the humidity:) You come on down and soak up some sunshine friend!
It looks awesome! I also love you door. Did you paint it? Everything looks fall, even on an island! ~Jeanette
Jeanette..Thanks so much! Yes, I did faux paint my front door in an aged copper. There’s a link in my post to the tutorial. I had to have a unique front door and fell in love with aged copper:)
Jeanie @ create&babble says
Your door mat looks great Wendi! I may have to do something similar. I pinned it!
BTW, I’ll trade ya, I’ll come live by the water in sunny Florida, and you can have my fall leaves ; )
Jeannie..I’ll do a location swap for a while! I’d pack my car with leave nd anything else fll I could find to bring home too:) Thanks for pinning my door mat. It was a super easy project!
Leslie @ House on the Way says
I love anything monogrammed! Your entire front porch is so cute and what a fun mat!
Have a great day!
Thanks so much Leslie! It was easy which is just what I needed since behind the front door lies chaos in construction right now!