Welcome to the 359th Metamorphosis Monday!
Have you ever noticed how we sometimes develop blindness to something in our own home? We walk right by it every day and after a while it just blends into the landscape of our homes and we don’t see it anymore. I know I’ve done that many times over the years.
Recently I shared a picture of my porch decorated for Christmas. While working on that post and seeing the porch all spiffed up for the holidays, my eye kept being drawn to the doormat. It just didn’t seem to fit with everything else and felt like it was dragging down the porch.
It definitely underwhelmed and on closer inspection, it was looking very faded and tired. You can barely even read the “Welcome” message now.
After that post went up, I shopped for doormats online and found one I really liked.
When it arrived and I put it in place, I was shocked by the transformation! It really adds so much to the look of the porch and the entrance of my home. I never realized how important a door mat could be!
It’s a good bit bigger than my previous mat–love that!
The old mat:
The new mat:
I found this doormat at FrontGate. It’s called the “Monaco Monogrammed Coco Door Mat.” They have it available in two sizes: 30 x 48 and 36 x 72. I measured my front door before I ordered and went with the 30 x 48. I think the 36 x 72 size is probably meant to go in front of an entrance with double doors.
This isn’t an inexpensive door mat but the reviews sounded awesome so I decided to give it a try. I’m really glad I did because it adds so much to the porch and my home. Who would think a door mat could do that?!
Update: Just noticed they are having a 25% off sale sitewide with the offer code shown on the website. I wish that sale had been going on when I ordered my mat. Ummm, wonder if they would make it retroactive.
It’s fun when a small change can have a big impact. We need those easy decorating wins every now and then. They give us energy for the big ones we take on. lol
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you!
Update: A few folks requested a view of how the mat looks from a bit further away so here’s a couple of additional pics.
Looking forward to all the wonderful Before and Afters for this Metamorphosis Monday!
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