An old doormat and some acrylic paint — Can you say upcycle?

painted door mat home improvement project

This exterior doormat was faded and worn out but I hate to throw things away because it feels so wasteful. So in this post, I will show you how to paint a doormat with acrylic paint.

I selected two colors, and a paintbrush, and started painting.

It sort of reminded me of a paint-by-number kit I did as a kid. Below is a picture after I painted the white flowers.


The picture below is before we updated our decking boards and updated our railing.

So before you throw away your worn-out doormat, consider bringing it back to life with acrylic paint . . . and it’s a whole lot of fun!

If and when this fades, I might try different colors. A really simple DIY with a great result.

Don’t forget to Pin this for future reference.

Pinterest pin how to upcycle painting doormat

Let me know what you think or if you have any questions about how to paint a doormat by commenting below.


  1. Mary Katherine on 08/12/2020 at 5:56 AM

    This is a clever idea!

  2. Marcie on 08/12/2020 at 3:19 PM

    I never would have though to paint this. I am a fan.

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