It's WISE to DIY: Thrify Ideas for the Do-It-Yourselfer

You Will NEVER Guess What She Transforms This Doormat Into..NEVER!!

She saw a beautiful headboard at West Elm.  This one:


West Elm

Couldn’t afford it.

But then she saw this door mat at Target and a light bulb went off:



Now I can see what she saw, but only because she saw it first.

Here is how she executed this project:

According to karapaslaydesigns, after she spray painted the mats,

Cut a piece of plywood the size you want your headboard to be. Remember to take the size of the mats into account as well. Two mats side by side make the perfect width for a queen size bed.

Paint or stain the plywood.

Attach your mats to the plywood.

After you trim it, you are done!

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She obviously customized the yellow and white color combo but you could also do it in black and it would look more like the store-bought version.

Combine it with these West Elm DIY end tables!

What is your favorite West Elm DIY project?  Please tell us if you have one!

Thank you to karapaslaydesigns for this awesome tutorial and great pics.  See her site for more deets and more pics!


  1. I thought maybe a lamp shade but a headboard? Genius!

  2. Excellent!! Would also make a really cool cement stamp. Oh the possibilities are endless. 🙂

  3. Arlene Valle says:

    Have fun dusting that beauty !! lol

  4. i see nothing, but lawyer ads

  5. Janie Smith says:

    Concrete entrance matt form ?

  6. Ted Conroy Door for the Bedroom!!! Kim Eberhardt

  7. Lind Beebe says:

    How was the mats attached to the plywood?

  8. next time Angela Gonzaga 🙂

  9. this is perfect watch vidio.

  10. My son in law made this for my Husbands grave. It is beautiful.

  11. That rubbery smell though.

  12. I use things like this as a stencil pattern on furniture, stepping stones, Walls etc. I use spray paint, after painting a base coat of regular house paint.

  13. Jenny Scott says:

    That does look nice but they stink of rubber when you first buy them!

  14. Can’t imagine it would be good to breathe in that smell.

  15. Susan Hunter……neat idea!

  16. you go for it Miss Dorothy i want a picture frame for my fence

  17. what a great idea – love it

  18. A toxic inhalant I think!

  19. Christina Sutton look at this we could do this for your bed or something like it.

  20. Beth Cavins says:

    if it is spray painted over- do not believe there will be a smell ! cool idea !!

  21. Debra Curry says:

    Here you go Amber Eisele, buy some doormats

  22. Amber Eisele says:

    It’s too modern for me

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