DIY Painted Planters & Welcome Mat

Good Monday Morning Friends!

This week I am going to SNAP, a conference for creative bloggers & I am completely & totally OVERJOYED! I have so many feelings & so much left to do…I’ll tell you a little more about that later.

First, let’s get to this DIY I promised on the porch details- the painted pots & welcome mat.

If you missed my bold & bright spring/summer porch reveal, check it out here first!

DIY Painted Welcome Mat | Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Porch Decor

The look was Lilly Pulitzer inspired. I’m loving sitting out her to work on things in the evenings or have a quick lunch by myself.

I wanted to dress up things I already had, like these pots. They had already had the criss-cross pattern, but they were too boring for my vision. I wanted to stick to  freehand watercolor sort of method with blocks of punchy color. No straight lines here!

DIY Painted Pots | Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Porch

I used white craft paint to follow the natural lines on the pot. Then began filling in the diamonds one at a time in different colors.

DIY Painted Pots | Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Porch

If I was striving for perfectly straight lines here, I would’ve used plenty of painter’s tape. But this method was so much simpler & more fun! Plus, I’m in love with the whismy outcome. This a great project for kids to get in on too…Mother’s Day gifts?

DIY Painted Pots | Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Porch

They look just right filled with colorful flowers & flamingos.

DIY Painted Pots & Welcome Mat | Lily Pulitzer Inspired Porch

We had a regular welcome mat before, which was alright. It did not match my theme though. So I spray painted it & then spray painted it again & one last time for good measure.

First I painted the outer rubber area with an emerald green. Then I taped it off & painted the mat part navy blue. I criss-crossed tape & used bright yellow on the inside. The end result is sort of like a pineapple pattern. I added a strips of bright pink on the ridges in the outer part of the mat with a paintbrush.

DIY Painted Welcome Mat Using Spray Paint

What do you think?

To be honest, my current feelings on this guy are mixed, but I’m leaving him for now, anyway. the good news is, I can paint this over & over. It’s seriously easy to spray paint your welcome mat! Don’t be boring! Be colorful!

Lilly Pulitzer Inspired Porch

Thanks for visiting y’all!



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