By the laundry door we have a plain jute door mat.
This door gives access to the outdoor kitchen/BBQ area, the clothes line and the rubbish bins so we use it all the time. It is also seen by guests as it is right next to the downstairs powder room. I wanted to make it more stylish. I've seen kitchen rugs painted with chevron stripes and similar designs, but I wanted something different. Beside the door hang these pictures.
The top half of the laundry door is glass so these pictures are visible even when the door is open. I love French Lavender. My husband and I drove the see the lavender fields in Provence on our honeymoon. So there was my inspiration, I was going to paint the mat in a French lavender theme to remind me of our honeymoon. This is what I came up with.
I am by no means an artist, so the design had to be simple. I decided to paint circles to look a bit like a postage stamp with a small bunch of lavender in the centre.
To get the circles even I painted around the edge of a large platter and a dinner plate. I used black permanent fabric paint.
I cut stencils from paper using an exacto knife. The type font is Travelling Typewriter from DaFont. I filled in the space on the sides with a little Fleur de Lys.
So I took a plain boring Cotton Jute mat from this
Much more stylish.
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