Come and knock on our door, our doormat’s waiting for you…Welcome to the Nest! Today, we’re taking part in The Home Depot’s #DIYWorkshop. Our project? This fantastic DIY wooden door mat.
You can make one too!
Wooden DIY Doormat for Home Depot’s DIY Workshop
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This was such a fun DIY project. It took less than an hour to complete, plus a little extra for our fun paint job. You could make one too! This is one of the projects taught through Home Depot’s DIY workshop series. And these classes are offered at every store across the country. Plus, they are open to people of ALL skill levels. No professional license to operate power tools required 🙂
To learn more about upcoming DIY workshops…
Here’s our little DIY blog video synopsis of the project:
Home Depot has three types of workshops: Do-It-Yourself (DIY), Do-It-Herself (DIH), and even one exclusively for kids!!! The kids workshops are RIGHT up the alley for the three in this company.
Speaking of the little nestlings, they were a big help with this project. Everyone got in on the action, from painting, to measuring, to tying the knots, the kids loved this DIY. If you want to give it a try, you’ll need:
DIY Wooden Door Mat Supplies:
- 1 spool of 1/4″ x 50′ natural sisal rope
- (8) 36″ 2″x2″ square balusters (we used the pressure treated type because we knew this would be used outdoors)
- porch paint
- circular saw
- 3/8″ drill bit
- measuring tape
- painters tape
- scissors or utility knife
We decided to paint ours to match the look of our deck…another DIY project that we did here last summer. That was a big project. If you didn’t know us back then, this is how the deck looked before the makeover…
Large, and dated, with wood rot and enough railings to fence in a small village. We called it Alcatraz-chic. But after the jailbreak, it looked like this…
We made our own custom outdoor rugs. With a stencil, and a bright, nautical blue porch paint.
Our DIY doormat is painted in a matchy-matchy palette.
The materials for this DIY doormat came to about $13. And the quality of this thing is STELLAR. You can’t buy a doormat for $13 that will come anywhere close to matching this one in sturdiness or quality.
How to assemble Wooden DIY Doormat:
1.) Use circular saw to cut 8 balusters to 18″ length.
2.) Paint balusters if desired.
3.) Mark and drill holes in both ends of all 8 balusters for the rope. Mark at 1″ in from each end. Use the 3/8″ drill bit.
4.) Cut 2 lengths of sisal rope, 80″.
5.) Tape one end of each piece of sisal to make threading through balusters easier.
6.) Thread holes and tie knots. Knot one end of each piece of sisal, and thread through balusters. Between each baluster, tie a knot in the sisal, making sure to keep it tight to the adjacent baluster. Once all balusters are threaded, tie a final knot at the end, and cut excess rope with scissors or utility knife.
We traced the outlines for his and his and hers “Three’s Company” feet onto the assembled door mat. Then painted them in the same blue as our outdoor “rugs”.
Projects like this are offered all the time at your local Home Depot, so make sure to find out what classes are being offered in your area now! Click below for more details.
The best thing about this virtual #DIYWorkshop party is that so many talented bloggers are taking part. Everyone put their own, unique spin on this project. So make sure to swing by these other pads today to check out their DIY prowess in action. And any time you happen to be in our neck of the woods, stop by! As they say in Three’s Company…
Come and dance on our doormat, take a step that is new…
We’ve a lovable space that needs your face, three’s company too.