Wooden Doormat {My Pinterest Project}

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This month’s Pinterest project was definitely a labor of love!   I was inspired by this pin on Pinterest (I’m sure you’ve seen it).

So I headed out to gather my supplies and a few days later this is what my doormat looked like:

I ended up only needing 5 – 1x2x8’s and I didn’t use the metal rods.  I decided to use jute rope instead so my total cost was around $18.  I bought a small sample of the paint color I wanted, I bought the primed white wood that was around $2.50 for each piece and I already had the sand paper, paint brush and jute rope.

I decided to use the rope instead of the metal rods because I knew I would never drill the holes perfectly in the center of each piece of wood and since I don’t have any fancy tools, this was the best way to do this project.  Plus, cutting the metal rods seemed like a pain so this was much easier on so many different levels.

I had most of the wood cut at the store.  The smallest they can cut the wood is 12 inches so I had the wood cut into 18 inch pieces (since I needed each piece to be 9 inches).  Then when I got home all I had to do was cut the pieces in half.


I only needed 33 pieces of wood – 9 inches long.  I left off a layer at the bottom of the mat because it started to look too wide so I used less than original plans call for.

Then I drilled my holes, sanded the wood and painted each piece red.

When the paint was dry, I threaded the rope through the holes and tied knots at the top and bottom of each column.  Tip:  Wrap scotch tape around the edges of the jute to make it easy to thread through the holes.  On the end columns, I tied knots after each piece of wood.  This helps when your holes aren’t exactly in the center of the wood.

I’m definitely happy with the way it turned but I would not want to do it again.  And although, it was time consuming I do recommend this project and love the way it looks.  All I’m saying is this door mat better last forever!!

So what do you think?  I would love for you to leave a comment below and don’t forget to link up your Pinterest project HERE.    We want to see how Pinterest has inspired you lately!!

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  1. I love how yours turned out!! I saw this pin and loved it too! 🙂 What a great way to welcome people to your home! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

  2. I love how this turned out. Thanks for sharing. I’m putting this on my “to try” list

  3. It turned out so cute! Just love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  4. LOVE this, so cute, colorful, and fresh looking! I can’t wait to see what other awesome projects you have on here and hope to get some great tips as your newest follower. Feel free to check out my blog, as well!!

    Allison @ penny-saving-princess.blogspot.com/

  5. Love this project too and also featured it in my roundup of jute craft projects here. : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

  6. The first thing I thought of was Jenga! So I’ll watch at Goodwill for used Jenga games, that can be repurposed, as I hate saws with a passion and dont want to cut anything, but I dont mind drilling holes. I think I will use real rope though, give it a nautical twist.