What is a floorcloth? Floorcloths are canvas rugs painted, decorated and varnished and have been around since the 1700's in Europe.
How are they made? At Mariette Designs we start with a heavy weight piece of canvas, stretch and prime it, then start laying our designs in with multiple layers of acrylic paint to create a vibrate and original piece of art. We finish each piece with a artist signature and then use a semi-gloss varnish to have it ready for your home.
Will canvas floorcloths stand the test of time? Mariette Designs Owner Kathleen has been painting floor cloths for over 25 years and has one hand painted floorcloths in her kitchen that is 20 years old. We recommend that a a coat of varnish be reapplied every couple of years if your cloth is in high traffic area. For a minimum fee of $25 we would be glad to do this for you.
At Mariette Designs we provide two types of pillows: hand painted and high quality printed pillows of our original paintings of wildlife and plants.
Our hand painted pillows are made with a combination of acrylic paint and fixative, and are hand sewn with love in our studio. Our printed pillows are printed with permanent ink to achieve a rich hue of colors. Both pillow types have removable pillow inserts and are machine washable and come with care instructions.
At Mariette Designs we work on both new and existing pieces of furniture to encorporate our deisgn themes to provide you more decorating options. We also can paint a piece you bring in. Custom painting is based on an hourly rate of $20 an hour with a $100 design deposit to be applied to our hourly final product price.
All our products are washable and easy to care for. We include detailed care tags taylored to each item sent to you.
It is our pleasure to work with you to make sure that the products you have selected are the right fit for your home. If for some reason they are not ,we would be glad to exchange your purchase with another item of equal value, apply your purchase to a new item or refund your purchase excluding shipping and handling within 30 days. However, Custom Work cannot be exchanged. Please call us anytime if you are not completely satisfied. We want you to love our products!
At Mariette Designs we ship out items every Saturday Morning. You should expect to recieve your items in 5 to 7 days from the date fo the following saturday that you ordered your item. If you need it sooner just give us a call and we usually can accommadate you. Note: Our shipping prices do not reflect international shipping. In the case of international shipping please call to order so that we may give you a quote on shipping. For items listed as free shipping we do have to charge for international shipping.
Floorcloths are $40 to $50 a square foot depending on the complexity of the design.
We ask for a $100 design/deposit fee that will be applied to you your finished floorcloth purchase.
We usually start with a conversation in person or over the phone if you are a ar. We will then send you a sketch of the proposed design. Design fees are not refundable.
Hand painted furniture is based on an hourly rate of $20 an hour with a $100 design/deposit fee to be applied to our hourly final product price.
We would love to meet you in person at our annual Craft Fairs and Open Studio tours. To get an invite and join in the fun, please drop us an email address where we could drop you an invite.
Whether it's on Facebook or via our Email we would love to see photos of our products in your home! Please send and share these with us! We love knowing you are enjoying our pillows and more! Our facebook address is @MarietteDesignsLLC
Each Month we spotlight one of our products and donate 5% of the sale to one of our global partnerships.
This month when you purchase a Foresta Horned Owl Tote bag 5% will go to the World Land Trust. The World Land Trust purchases acreage around the globe to perserve animal mirgration paths and habitats.
You may have noticed a big orange tiger cat Arthur and our calico cat Millie in our pictures! Yes they love to lounge around the studio and add to the atmosphere of creativity.
Feel free to contact us via email or phone with any questions you have. Your inquiries are welcome!