January 9th, 2017
canvas floor cloths
Carpet Allergies, a whole new meaning with volcanic ash.
The Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica has been active since last September sending tons of ash into the atmosphere. With westerly winds blowing ash to MY side of the valley it has been a challenge to keep anything clean.With canvas rugs, I don’t have to worry about carpet allergies.
So let me ask you this. Are … [Keep Reading]
Coastal Rugs, No Limit to Design
Coastal rugs belong in Costa Rica which boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world on two different oceans. However coastal homes all over world have their own unique décor reflecting the coastal environment they are located in.
Coastal rugs have a variety of designs, including nautical designs, beach life, or ocean life. Jute rugs and other … [Keep Reading]
Selecting Art for Dining Room Rug
Making the decision to purchase a hand painted dining room rug needs to be taken with care.It is an investment that will be lived with for many years. As Wendy, our most recent client expressed,
“I knew I wanted Laurel’s Originals canvas rugs in my home but I had to really think about the design”
Really? Law of Attraction?
What does Law of Attraction have to do with Interior Decor? Law of Attraction has to do with everything, but in interior decor it’s more important to think about what you want then what you don’t want, OR what you think you can’t have.
For example, you have an odd shaped kitchen with a stove jutting out and … [Keep Reading]
Isn’t Imagination a Wonderful Thing
When creating hand painted custom area rugs we design a space where durability and beauty come together. Over the years many of our custom designs became In House designs as each project creates new and exciting art for floors.
An In-House design can become customized for your home by changing the following details:
Change the Color or Colors
Remember we … [Keep Reading]
The Most Asked Questions
During my 10 years of painting canvas rugs several questions have popped up time and time again. Here are some of the most asked questions about how to use canvas rugs in your interior decor.
How do you keep a canvas rug from slipping?
We use Putty Tack, made by several different companies. This is the soft putty normally used … [Keep Reading]
Just When You Give Up
“I’ve given up on having rugs at all.” is a common phrase I hear when I tell people I make canvas area rugs for interior decor. There are many reasons why finding the right rug can seem impossible and many reasons why canvas rugs can SOLVE those problems.
Let’s remember canvas rugs are not fiber rugs! They have a smooth … [Keep Reading]
A Testimonial for Custom Canvas Area Rugs
I’ve always been an area rug type of woman. I love to decorate and, when I lived in the United States, I always liked the look of hardwood floors with area rugs on them. Having always lived in a climate with four distinct seasons, I had never contemplated area rug alternatives. And then I moved to Costa Rica. … [Keep Reading]
A Letter Asking About a Canvas Floor Cloth
Hello, I am interested in a canvas floor cloth for our kitchen and I have a few questions.
We have a hardwood floor, with a pedestal table and rolling kitchen chairs. The house is a little crooked so the chairs roll away from the table if we don’t have something providing a little friction. We need … [Keep Reading]
A Canvas Floor Cloth’s Journey
People often ask “How long does it take you to paint a canvas floor cloth?”
The whole process of creating a canvas area rug, or canvas floor cloth, takes many days before the first brush stroke of applying the design.
It begins with a bolt of raw cotton canvas. We cut a length of 20 yards and soak both sides … [Keep Reading]