Hand painted floor cloth . . . on a budget.


At The Next Cool Event, one of the exhibits was a design inspired by "I Dream of Jeannie". The idea was to create a floor that appeared to be custom tile. . . on a budget. Instead, we used the back side of a piece of linoleum vinyl flooring that we got as a remnant. My first custom floor cloth project was done this way almost 15 years ago. With quality products, they last for years.
The painted vinyl was set in place and easily cut to the exact size in the shape that we needed.
The back side of the vinyl was primed and base coated. The image of the design was projected on to the surface and traced with chalk.
It was laid out on the floor where the design was painted starting from the inside and working outward.
. . . and painted . . . and painted!
Top coats were applied. It was allowed to dry before rolling for transport.

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2 questions
  • Laurat1128
    on Apr 18, 2016

    this is FAB!!!! how did you make the walls of the bottle?

  • Michelle
    on Sep 23, 2017

    What base and top coat did you use?
    • At the time, we used 2 coats of a product by Benjamin Moore called Stays Clear. Any poly will do as long as it is water based. Any solvent based product will discolor over time. We only did 2 coats because this event only went on for a week.

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  • Barb in Texas
    on Feb 10, 2015

    This is beautiful, but I'd be curious how to finish the edges on a round rug. Off to research yet another project to add to my bucket list, sigh... :)

  • Kristin Topping
    on Dec 22, 2015

    What a lovely painted floor that not only enhance the look value of your space but also increase its resale value.I really appreciate your design and ideas and I think a certified professional can do this project in a very methodical way in within your resource.

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