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The Canvas Carpet: Floorcloths from Black Point Mercantile of Portland, Maine

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 09, 2015 01:03 AM
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by Margot Guralnick last modified Jul 08, 2015

The inspiration behind Justine's recent DIY floorcloth ? These nautical canvas mats by Black Point Mercantile of Portland, Maine, tailor-made for the summer cottage and cabin. Even Justine says, "These are so spot on that next time, I think I'll go straight to the source." Photography from Sharktooth . Above: Black Point Mercantile's floorcloths are sold by Sharktooth of Williamsburg, Brooklyn;  John Derian  in NYC and Provincetown, Massachusetts; and Pancho and Lefty  of Sweden. Made of heavyweight canvas that's painted, waxed, and distressed, they're $425 at Sharktooth for the four-by-six-foot size, shown here. (Go to Black Point Mercantile and  John Derian to see variations of this pattern.) A consortium of designers, painters, and craftsmen, Black Point Mercantile—not to be confused with Remodelista favorite, Black Creek Mercantile & Trading Co. —specializes in "durable products that will last as long as you do." The group is currently at work transforming a defunct movie theater in downtown Portland, Maine, into Black Point Mercantile's combination factory and shop/gallery. Above: These two-by-three-foot Floorcloths are $275 each at Sharktooth. Above: An 8-by-10-foot Diamond Pattern ; $750 at Sharktooth. Custom sizes, colors, and patterns are available.  Above: This six-by-nine-foot example is $550 at Sharktooth. Above: A detail of the distressed surface and the stitching. Above: Primary colors from Black Point Mercantile's about-to-be-introduced new series. Above: A new design from Black Point Mercantile shown "in its native habitat," in the company's Portland movie theater. We love living with canvas . For ideas, go to  7 Easy Summer DIY Projects with Painter's Drop Cloths . And to make your own summer rugs, see  DIY: The Swedish-Striped Canvas Floorcloth . Peruse more textiles from Sharktooth in our post  The Patchwork Quilt Gets a Modern Makeover .  More Stories from Remodelista San Francisco Readers: Join Us on Thursday from 5-8 pm at Blu Dot SF 10 Easy Pieces: Table and Desk Fans 8 Favorites: Best Beach Towels of 2015






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