There's nothing new about the idea, just alot of fun to make and you can design them to any size you want and to go with any decor, inside or outside! Mine measures approximately 3 1/2 feet x 5 1/2 feet. I used a vinyl floor covering remnant which I picked up for $21.00. I would have liked one much bigger, however, the remnants were running anywhere from 80.00 to over 100.00 and I just didn't want to pay that price.
|Back of the vinyl flooring|
|Front of the vinyl flooring|
I trimmed the ends to make them square and then applied a coat of primer to the back of the vinyl. When dry, I applied that great blue paint as a basecoat. (I love that color!)
I didn't want to spend alot of time on this project so I didn't put alot of thought into the design. I knew I wanted stripes, so I used painter's tape and, well, made different width stripes. I just "eyeballed" it to make sure they were straight. Hopefully, they are straight! I painted on dark brown stripes, white stripes and beige stripes.
I thought I was done, but it was looking a bit boring so I found a can of orange paint (have no idea where the orange came from!) and added three small orange stripes to give the floorcloth a bit of a "punch". I think it did the trick. After everything completely dried, I added an exterior varathane in a satin finish to seal it. That's it!
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look. Hope you have a great day!