ABOUT

Welcome to Damn Good Doormats: Art you can wipe your feet on! 

DGD is an independent, LGBTQ+, woman-powered business. 

Promotional graphic telling the love story of how Spoon and Lee created Damn Good Doormats, originating the custom doormat business in 2009

It all started back in '09 when we got married & bought a house. Excited to shop for our first doormat, we headed on over to Target and found... 4 styles of blah to choose from. Lee quipped that I should just make us one & being a crafty human up for a challenge, I did!

I had a DIY spot at a craft fair coming up with no idea what I'd be making, so I designed 4 doormats & BOOM! Created the hand-painted doormat business. That's right, every time you see ANY rude, funny doormat out there, I am directly to thank, or blame, depending on your point of view.

In the years since 2009, we have hand-painted and shipped over 40,000 doormats worldwide. And by 'we', I mean me. That's right, I personally paint & pack all of the hand-painted doormats with my own two hands. 

The hubs & I live and work with our dogs Werner Hertzdog & Tammy Sandwiches, in Baltimore, MD and  Berkeley Springs, WV. City mouse meets country mouse & finds a compromise- that's what marriage is about, right?

With every year that has passed, we have been dedicated to improving our products to make sure you get eco-friendly, well-constructed goodies from the depths of our doormat mines. 

ART YOU CAN WIPE YOUR FEET ON! From geek to chic...
Personalized outdoor door mats make memorable gifts for birthdays, weddings, housewarmings, and the hard-to-shop-for. Funny doormats, elegant entrance mats, rustic outdoor rugs- it's all here! Geeky, goofy, chic, rude, crude & socially unacceptable, with over 800 welcome mat styles and counting, Damn Good Doormats is your home for doormat delights.

Make your outdoor entrance unique! Custom requests welcome!

Every painted mat is on 100% coconut fiber doormats with PVC backing. Mats have fade-resistant paint, but direct exposure to the sun and or rain will cause it to discolor and shorten its life. Like all cocomats, a sheltered location is recommended. They do shed for the first month or so and then stabilize. Depending on placement and natural wear (foot traffic) fading will occur over time.

I also paint pet portraits, another thing I've done for years for myself & friends but finally decided to make into an actual business.

www.popkinspetportraits.com

and do my personal artwork
www.spoonpopkin.com
Thanks for stopping in!

Spoon & Lee

WHO THE HECK AM I?

Thanks for asking! I am Spoon Popkin- the owner, mover, shaker and schlepper here at Damn Good Doormats. With a BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in General Fine Arts (we called it Generally Fucking Around). I'm a longtime Baltimorean. A painter & performer, I like to come up with creative ideas to keep myself going: designing clothes & hats, painting murals, playing accordion & touring in a band (Women of Destruction/WOD & Estrojet, teaching art classes, making pins, performance art, painting- this is just one in a long line of fun things. Staying successfully self-employed since 1990 has been quite the ride!

I am still making my own art 30+ years later. SPOON POPKIN

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Here I am onstage, playing with WOD at CBGB’s in NYC! I bet there weren't too many women led, accordion heavy bands that graced that stage (; We played there a bunch of times, Louise really liked us!

And yes, that’s Joan Jett- she came out to support fellow Marylanders. She displayed one of her superpowers: always looking amazing in photos while I looked just awful. I asked her about this power, and she told me to “look at the camera like it’s something you really, really want”. I tried it the next time we met & looked like I was gonna be sick.

And on the set of Serial Mom with hometown hero John Waters & the band that beat us out for the film role, L7. I just happened to also wear my own ‘camel toe’ tights that day! Andriana's wearing one of my first hat designs. The '90s were hot for hats!

     

GREEN & ECO FRIENDLY: 
Our doormats are painted with mold, UV & fade resistant paint. Our Earth-friendly, PVC-backed 100% coconut coir mats are a natural, biodegradable material. They are not meant to last a lifetime. This means you can get a new one seasonally! 

With every UPS shipment, we pay to offset our carbon footprint. 

CUSTOM ORDERS: Are welcome! If you have something in mind- just ask. We get lots of ideas from our customers & really appreciate the suggestions. Please allow 6-8 weeks for custom orders to be made. It's typically faster, but our workload is unpredictable. Please note that Damn Good Doormats reserves the right to reproduce all custom orders (and suggestions, even if not completed) unless prior agreements are made. This helps keep custom order costs down. Sharing is caring! Custom orders must be purchased within 7 days of posting.

RETURNS: This is a very rare request. If you change your mind, an unused hand-painted doormat can be returned within seven days of delivery. Return shipping costs will be deducted from your refund. No returns on custom or flocked doormats.

MEDIA: If you are in the media & need high res or placement images, please contact us here with your website and email contact information.

Damn Good Doormats have been seen in the movies and on TV! Gossip Girls, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Hemlock Grove, Law and Order: SVU, HBO & BBC productions.
Our first doormat in a book is out! The Big Lebowski: An Illustrated, Annotated History of the Greatest Cult Film of All Time, Voyageur Press 2012.

Damn Good Doormats have been featured on Gizmodo, Tosh.0, The Huffington Post, the Daily What, The Wall Street Journal, Laughing Squid, The Thrillist DC, Apartment Therapy (a few times!), Trend Hunter, Gadget Feast: Your Daily Gadget Smorgasbord!, Gifts for men: Gifts men will actually like, Home Fixated: Where DIY meets LOL, Time Out New York and more!