Hand Painted Custom Floorcloths

Kathy Cooper The Design Process Creating a Custom Floorcloth Example 1

Kathy Cooper The Design Process Creating a Custom Floorcloth Example 1

Kathy Cooper The Design Process Creating a Custom Floorcloth Example 1

Kathy Cooper The Design Process Creating a Custom Floorcloth Example 1

Kathy Cooper The Design Process Creating a Custom Floorcloth Example 1

Kathy Cooper The Design Process Creating a Custom Floorcloth Example 1

I always have some hand painted work in my studio that is available for sale. Call or email with your size requirements and colors to see if there are any pieces that work.

So now that you want a painted floorcloth for your home how do you go about deciding what to order? Take a good look at your space. Refer to Choosing a Design. Make notes of the things you like. Determine your size and refer to the size information to get an idea of the cost. Collect your colors in fabrics, paint chips and images and mail them to me. We can do many things by email but I like to see the colors in my hands.

Each hand painted floorcloth is created for you and therefore no extra fees are required for custom colors. A design however, needs to be rendered as a sketch so that we both agree on the direction of the painting. The design fee of $175 is paid with the request for a drawing and is credited toward the purchase. I am always painting but its often hard to predict my schedule. Delivery time will give you a guideline for completion. Refer to details for price and payment.

Choosing a Design

A floorcloth design can come from any inspiration. What helps me the most is to understand what you like and what you are working with in your room. Look at the images on my website and my FLICKR album. Tell me the things that speak to you and feel free to pick and choose elements from different work. You might like the border here or the center there or perhaps the colors and not the design. Any pieces of information that you can include about the type of feeling you like to create in your room are helpful. Let a picture tell the story by including a few shapshots of the space. Be sure to include all the fabric swatches, wallpapers or other design elements that may significantly impact the colors in your floorcloth. I have a painting style that comes through my own work so please don't ask me to duplicate an existing painting. Go to design for more information on creating a custom floorcloth.

Design Fee

Each hand painted floorcloth is created for you and therefore no extra fees are required for custom colors. A design however, needs to be rendered as a sketch so that we both agree on the direction of the painting. The design fee of $175 is paid with the request for a drawing and is credited toward the purchase.

Colors

Design colors are hand-mixed from acrylic paints and vary with each painting. It is helpful to send a selection of paint chips to convey a common understanding of the general colors you seek. Colors will be comparable but expect some variation with the painting.

Size

To determine the size of your floorcloth take several newspapers and tape them together in the approximate shape. Lay the paper pattern on the floor and cut and tape as necessary until you have the size that looks correct for your space. For a dining area rug be sure to leave enough space for the chairs to move back and forth easily. (Usually at least 18" beyond the edge of the table on each side). You may calculate in inches or feet. (To convert a measurement into square feet multiply the length x the width. If converting inches be sure to divide by 144" to get square feet).

Delivery Time

Delivery time totally depends on the size of the piece and the current studio schedule at the time you confirm your order and pay a 50% deposit. It can often takes several months.

Remember, you are ordering an original painting created especially for your floor. It is a unique and versatile floor covering with a distinctive hand-painted quality. I hope your patience will be rewarded with many years of enjoyment from your new floorcloth.

Details

Price and Payment
The price of your floorcloth is determined by the size of the piece. All of the work is done by hand. I charge $55 per square foot and can offer a discount for work over 20 square feet. A 50% deposit is required to confirm your order and the balance is due prior to shipping. You may pay by cash, check or credit card. I take VISA, MC, and Am Ex.

Shipping Charges & Delivery
Shipping costs via Fed Ex or UPS from Winston Salem, NC are charged to the buyer

No Refunds or Exchanges
Your floorcloth will be custom designed for you. Your happiness is extremely important and my goal is to have happy customers. Let's work together to make that happen!