Before we get into the meat of today’s post, I wanted to give you a podcast update. It’s hard to believe we have been doing The Chris Loves Julia Podcast with Preston Pugmire for 5 months now! But even before that, it’s been a year since Preston sat down at our dining room table and pitched us the idea, “You should do a podcast. We should do a podcast.” As a musician and audio engineer professional, we didn’t want to and, frankly, couldn’t do it without him. It’s been a complete riot to sit down every week and talk and laugh hysterically about diy, home design and family in a very candid way. We love doing it. And the overwhelming positive response from all of you makes us even more excited to record and brainstorm new episodes. Although the momentum is strong, because of the time each episode takes–about 10 hours from brainstorming, to recording to editing–we’ve decided to publish a new episode every other week going forward as opposed to every week. We hope in doing so, we can keep the quality of our content on all of our channels up to par, and still have time to spend with our families. Thank you for listening and reading and liking and commenting and sharing. You keep us going. A new episode will be live a week from today.
It’s been over a month since I added a layered doormat to our front porch, after being inspired by Kirsten. Shortly after I posted my own version, many of you followed suit! Thank you for tagging us on Instagram. Your layered doormats look beautiful and it reminds me how grateful I am for this little slice of the internet where we can all be inspired and inspire each other. Sadly, the buffalo check rug that I found on Overstock sold out within hours after I linked to it. I’ve been keeping an eye out to see if it would come back, but the word “Liquidation” over the photo isn’t giving me much hope. So, today, I thought it would be fun to give you a few good alternatives that you can mix and match and layer away.
The formula is a no-brainer, layer a doormat over a flat-weave rug. And, uhhh, that’s it. My only note is before you purchase them, double-check the sizes to make sure the doormat isn’t too much smaller or too close in size. A 2×3 flatweave will usually work perfectly.
Our welcome mat is number 4 and over B (it looks navy, but the description says black) is probably the closest match to what we have. But I’m also loving 1 over C and 5 over A. You can’t go wrong with any of them. Happy Layering! And do continue to tag @chrislovesjulia on Instagram so we can see your pretty layered doormats.