When I wrote about my longing for an aubusson rug last week I received emails from very kind readers (thank you Alana, Kate and Erin !) suggesting I may like to try a painted floor cloth ....... a what?!
Were it not for my clever readers I'd have known nothing about these - one of the downsides of spending too much time in the country I guess!
So I set out to investigate.... first stop pinterest - of course - where I found this beauty by Pruit Littleton
and this rather wonderful martha stewart tutorial
but things got serious when I opened the latest copy of the UK Country Living and found these pictures of striped floor cloths painted by the british designer Victor Mutton at parchment vyse
I just love these muted colours and simple country stripes ....
Now, you know how I love to ask your opinion .... so tell me please - do you have any experience of floor cloths? Have you made any or bought one? What are they like to live with. I gather that they require padding under the cloth, how well does that work?
Thank you for your help on this, I look forward to reading your words of wisdom :)
Photos 1; 4;5;6 by Nick Carter for Country Living, photos 2;3 pinterest