How to Make a Monogrammed Wood Doormat
Materials and Tools:
(14) 36” x 1” square wood dowels
1/4” drill bit
satin clear polyurethane spray paint
oak wood stain
3/16” clothesline rope
Measure and mark all of the 1-inch square wood dowels at 4” on each end. Using a 1/4-inch drill bit, drill a hole through the wood on all 4” marks.
Apply oak wood stain to all of the dowels using a paintbrush. Wipe excess stain with a rag.
Cut two pieces of 3/16” clothesline rope at six feet. Tie a knot on one end of each piece of rope. Slide each rope through each of the two pre-drilled holes of one wood dowel. Tie a knot in each rope as tight and close as possible to the dowel. Repeat for the remaining 14 dowels. Cut any excess rope after you tie the last knot.
Place a lettered stencil organically on the lower right third of the mat, and trace using a pencil. Using a detail paintbrush, paint inside of the pencil marks with gold paint. Let paint dry overnight.
Apply Protective Coating
Spray the entire mat with satin clear polyurethane.