Weekend project: Paint a floor canvas

Use a projector to capture classic decorative designs, then turn them into a floor mat that pops

Paint a floor canvas
E. Spencer Toy; James Carrier

Step-by-step: How to paint a floor canvas

Simple to make and surprisingly durable, painted canvas used as a floor mat adds graphic punch to a room.

We started by choosing printed designs and photocopying them. The decorative patterns were reflected onto the canvases with a projector (available from art-supply and crafts stores) then each design was traced and painted.

We found that simple, high-contrast patterns worked best.

Click through to see how to make one yourself.

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