DIY rainbow doormat

Remember when I shared how I made a $20 wooden doormat using 2×2 boards and a bit of rope?

$20 wooden doormat: Full instructions!

Well, it was so much fun that I made a second one! Except this time, I grabbed whatever wood (heh) I had on hand, which ended up being a couple of 2x2s and 2x4s. Could I make a doormat from a mixture of the two? Of course I could!

I just cut them down to be the same length (24″ like last time), drilled holes in them (again, like last time) and arranged them in a pattern — two 2x2s, one 2×4, repeat.

DIY rainbow doormat {Heather's Handmade Life}

Then I rounded up some brightly-coloured paints and gave them the full rainbow treatment! I just slapped one coat on each, and didn’t even bother to sand them first (that would come later). DIY rainbow doormat {Heather's Handmade Life}

Once the boards had dried in the sun, I brought them back inside and roughed them up with my Mouse sander.* I love the way it brought out the wood grain and the imperfections of the boards through the bright colours. (Totally want to do this treatment again. ALL THE HEART EYES.)

DIY rainbow doormat {Heather's Handmade Life}
Then I strung the rope through the boards (like last time), knotted the ends, and slathered on a quick coat of poly to protect my pretty little mat from the elements. Here it is, on our back deck. Isn’t it fun?! DIY rainbow doormat {Heather's Handmade Life}

We still have one more door (my basement studio door) so I’m going to need to make a third one of these cute wooden mats. I just love them!

So what do you think?

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