I cannot believe that it’s taken me a year to post this Mod Podge floor cloth – but it’s the truth! Here’s what happened . . . reader Georgia e-mailed me about her awesome floor cloths last August, and I loved her style so much that I asked her to make me one. And because I always think about tutorials for you guys, I also asked her to photograph the process. Georgia, being the completely wonderful and willing participant that she is, did just that. She captured the process, AND sent me the floor cloth.
So what took so long to get the floor cloth posted on the blog? Well, I moved into my studio last year and brought the floor cloth along for the ride . . . I packed everything into a second room in the studio and it took me THIS long to go through everything and photograph the floor cloth. Yep, it was stuck in the back and I couldn’t find it. But now I’m proud to say it’s been out and displayed for several months, and I’ve gotten lots of compliments from guests who have visited and noticed it!
All I need now is Georgia’s forgiveness for taking so long. I am excited to share her beautiful work and hope you can appreciate it too. Here’s how she did it.
Gather These Supplies
- Fabric in three patterns – enough to cover the linoleum
- Mod Podge Matte
- Minwax Polycrylic
Cut linoleum to the size that you want. And yes, this is regular, standard issue linoleum – the kind that covers a kitchen floor. You’re going to use the back of it. Turns out top is perfect for putting on the floor, while the back is perfect for decoupage!
In terms of the amount of fabric to pick, that is going to depend on the next step . . . .
Trim your fabric to fit the designs you have created. I find a rotary wheel and ruler are quite helpful, but you can also just use a pencil. Mod Podge your first fabric onto the linoleum and let dry. Use a foam brush preferably (a tip from Georgia).
Using this polyurethane method with allow the floor cloth to be impervious to wet, muddy shoes for years (another tip from Georgia).
Thank you Georgia!
Now I’m curious – what colors would you make your floor mat?