HandCrafter Maggie
HandCrafter Maggie
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  • Bagdad, FL

My First Floorcloth Project

2 Materials
$10
7 Days
Medium

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I researched the history of floorcloths in America. I decided to experiment with an upholstery fabric remnant. I used all water based products. I will post more about my process later. I am making these for my own home to see how I like them and how they wear. I will post more about my process

my first floorcloth project, crafts, flooring, reupholster, Completed Floorcloths in the final cure stage
Completed Floorcloths in the final cure stage

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my first floorcloth project, crafts, flooring, reupholster, the sanding stage between finish coats
the sanding stage between finish coats

sanding between coats of polyurethane

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my first floorcloth project, crafts, flooring, reupholster, Here I was coating the two smaller floorcloths with polyurethane the container is a recycled sour cream tub it has the polyurethane in it I will list my procedure and products used later
Here I was coating the two smaller floorcloths with polyurethane, the container is a recycled sour cream tub, it has the polyurethane in it. I will list my procedure and products used later.

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my first floorcloth project, crafts, flooring, reupholster

Zoie and Terra give their approval of the finished floorcloth. I will post more about my process later. This was an experiment and I love how it turned out. The remnant was $6. for 2 yards of 60" wide fabric. It is as heavy as canvas #8 but the weave is not as tight. I did a lot of research for the water based products to use. I wanted to be able to buy basic ingredients to make my own sealer, glazes, colors, and finishes. The finished product feels great, is pliable yet water resistant. I will be able to wipe with damp mop or even scrub with floor brush.

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