This mat was a great deal on clearance at Target...$13! But, the edges were tan and just blended into the rest of the rug. I had it in my head to do a fun herringbone pattern, but let's be real...who has time to do that? Ok, ok, I just didn't know how! So, I taped off the middle and spray painted the edges black.
See how it pops from the front of the house? Now it doesn't just blend into the pavement...(which, if you look closely can see where I tried spray painting a candlestick holder in the dead of winter using only a magazine as floor coverage...oops....)
Now you can actually see it...
Only thing left to do is clean up all this yucky dirt and mud a recent wind storm blew into our front porch...
...it's on the siding, people! I mean, how does mud get stuck on the siding??