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Say Hello, Then Bye Bye: Come In, Go Away Doormat

Come in, Go Away Doormat

I used to hate doormats. They are almost always ugly, and I just never liked the look of one in front of my door. That is, of course, until I realized that I’d much rather leave the remnants of everything I’ve walked on outside the front door instead of inside it.  So now that I appreciate them for function more than form, I prefer the bristly kind of doormat that acts as a sort of brush to get all the excess dirt off shoes. In that spirit, I really love this doormat.

Thanks to the creativity and talent of the artist who did the typography, the doormat says “Come In” when you look at it on the way inside and “Go Away” on your way out. My sentiments exactly.  Your guests will have a good laugh once they realize what they’re seeing. Or they’ll never speak to you again. Either way, it sends quite a message.

It is also made of durable natural coconut husks, so it has that bristly surface I’m looking for.  There’s just one problem — that this doormat is so pretty, I may not want to step on it.

Why It’s Green:

  • Made of natural coconut husks

Price: $24 (aff)

How do you feel about doormats? Does function beat form, or would you ditch it if its ugly?  And did you get the visual trick in this one at first glance? Leave a comment and let me know!

About Author

I am a graphic designer by trade who has a strong passion for interior design and doing what we can to protect the environment. This blog and my other site, Green & Gorgeous, are my ways of giving back to the Earth.


  • sagemom
    August 9, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    This is cool! You find the most awesome products…this one is a fave!

    sagemoms last blog post..Review: Tiny Prints

  • Lu n' Am
    August 11, 2008 at 11:53 am

    I love the go away one…I have one that’s similar at one but the typography is so much better on this one~ good find. 🙂

    Lu n’ Ams last blog post..Back to School…but this time come back Green.

  • Gidget
    August 12, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    That’s fun! Would definitely get some conversations going if the guests notice it! 🙂

    Gidgets last blog post..Christmas Manifesto, Part 1

  • jennae
    August 12, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    @sagemom I’ll try to keep doing that 🙂

    @Lu n’ Am The artist who did this is awesome. And thanks for the link in your blogroll!

    @Gidget Thankfully, my guests know I have a cynical sense of humor 😀

  • lucyjames
    February 15, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Wow! it looks like very pretty. Not only that but also it is a good product.


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