First off, I must explain to you that I am a horrible gardner. I know with a little more patience and knowledge I would enjoy it more. Last fall I was lazy and instead of bringing our pumpkins to the local zoo for the animals to eat I dumped them in our backyard to compost. And just like that nature did its thing.
Just yesterday I picked the last of the pumpkins. I can't tell you how excited I was this summer when I noticed we had pumpkins growing in the backyard. A real pumpkin patch. Having an October birthday my grandpa would always ask me when I was little if it was pumpkin season yet. Seeing pumpkins always makes me think and remember him.
Since yesterday was the first day of Fall, I thought I would add a little fall color to our front porch. I have been trying really hard to spend less on material items. It's so hard to get wrapped up in the new and coolest items in the $1 bins and freshly designed seasonal decor. I want to help others, do more random acts of kindness more then I want the latest and greatest. So when it came to doing a little fall decorating I used what I had.
Our summer door mats had about all they could take. I was getting ready to throw them away, when I realized I could re-use them for fall.
Supplies: 1. Old door mat 2. Paint (I used Behr sample paint) 3. Mini roller + sponge roller
Once your supplies are gathered, poor your paint and get ready to start rolling. I didn't have a paint tray handy, so I grabbed a plastic container. It worked.
As you begin rolling you will notice your paint and roller will start collecting "mat hairs". That is ok, keep rolling. You will be throwing the roller away when you are done. I was able to cover this mat in about 10min and 2 coats.
Once the paint has dried you are done. The paint has held up really well, and I haven't seen any flaking. Total project cost under $10