||Faux Mahogany, Walnut, Rosewood and Sandstone
samples. - with and without varnish.
Natural beauty - created in paint!
Originating in France in the 1400s, floor cloths, or “oylcloths” as they were known, were
seen as a regular commodity in Britain at the start of the eighteenth century and were
introduced to the American colonies at about the same time.
Originally made from recycled ships' sails or other heavy linen fabric, they were painted
with a variety of designs or classical patterns, sealed and used as decorative floor
coverings. Covering dirt or wooden floors in early American homes, in Britain they
enjoyed a more well regarded social status until their wider appeal among the middle
Floor cloths continued in popularity until the arrival of linoleum, and by the early 1920s
had virtually disappeared. Fortunately, they reappeared as an art form in the 1960s and
remain popular today.
The design can be customized to fit your size and shape (they don’t have to be square or
rectangle) and can be painted in any way, from traditional squares, diamonds, marble or
wood finishes to fabulous contemporary or free form designs. They lie flat, are durable,
clean up easily, and they do not trap dirt, sand or pet hair the way traditional carpets or
area rugs do. They are prefect for dining areas, kitchens, bathrooms, covered patios
and playrooms, garages or basements.
They are very specialized items, labor-intensive and expensive to produce. Minimum
order price is $500.00 for a 3'x4' cloth, depending on design. Very intricate designs can
cost more. Larger cloths will be custom priced.
Fabric may have to be special ordered for large widths and deposits are required on all
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piece of furniture that
cries out for help?
Give me a call and let's
put some life back into it!
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The original armoir (below) was restained
and hand painted (left) to enhance client's
existing British West Indies decor.
|Brand New hand-made Poplar and Pine kitchen table.
Painted and color-stained with bright Parrots & Iguanas/.
Small plain Sewing Desk
becomes the centerpiece of a
home office with a little paint
and elbow grease!
Classic and Comfortable Adirondack Chairs all decked out for
your deck or dock!
Detail - Gustav Klimt "Expectation" Floor Cloth as Wall Hanging
48" x 76"
GO GREEN IN STYLE!
Custom Painted Rain Barrels enhance your garden and help to save the environment.
If you have a rain barrel you would like custom painted, just give me a call!
Habitat for Humanity Silent
Auction Donations 2014-2015