Do you want to see how I created a cute, colorful DIY floor pad that cost me nothing? Read along.
I was working on my daughter's litlte study corner, and I wanted something to demarcate the area, ground it, if you will. Cleaning some stuff I found a small box of vinyl flooring tiles I had bought years ago, and have been dragging with me from place to place. It occurred to me that this might be the solution I had been looking for. But in its original state it was a plasticky grey monstrosity that I could barely stand. I decided that like many a thing in life, a little fabric would fix the problem.
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And this is the result. Just perfect for the spot.
I happened to have each and every item I ended up using. If I had to buy everything I would have chosen linoleum over tiles, and pre-treated floor canvas instead.
If you are into watching paint dry, this project is perfect for you. If you aren't, then it's OK, because this is not as much difficult as it just takes a couple of days waiting for paint/poly to dry. You can do other things instead of staring at it, cause it's not going to get the paint to dry faster. Don't ask me how I know.