Friday, February 1, 2013

Starting (But Probably Not Finishing-Heh) The Girls' Hallway

Well this week was hell.  My husband got the stomach flu and lovingly passed it on to moi.  Awesome.  I haven't had the flu since I was a teen.  Wow, I've missed that feeling of being beaten to a pulp...not!  Can I get a collective F-You Flu!!??  Ok.  Done with that.  Moving on.

I've been looking for a runner for the kids' hallway for about a million years.  The hallway is 21 feet long which posed an issue.  I found some cute possibilities, but they always fell a bit short.  Get it?  A bit short?  Oh how I amuse myself and only myself.  I had found a great possibility from a rug seller on ebay, rug emporium.  Great rugs, great auction prices.  Wrong colors though.  I kind of envisioned something bright and cheerful which apparently can be yours for thousands of dollars.  No thanks.  Then I got the Flor catalogue in the mail.  For anyone who hasn't been barraged with their catalogue, they sell carpet floor tiles.  I love the concept of them.  You can easily replace one if one gets ruined, they're easy to place and don't mess up your existing floors.  They aren't the cheapest solution.  I'm  speaking to you DIYers out there who can MacGyver just about anything...Linda.  Some of us aren't as gifted.  Anyway, as I was looking in the catalogue I saw this.

image via Flor catalogue

I was looking at the colors on the left and then it hit me.  What if I made a runner to look just like what is pictured.  One carpet tile of each color.  

So here's how it turned out.

I have to say that the actual colors are a bit more attractive in the catalogue, but it scratches my itch.  It's fun and most importantly it's durable.  This puppy's not going anywhere for a while.  Now I just want to add some of boobear's art, some pictures and some inspirational art and their hallway will be done.  


  1. Well thanks for the vote of confidence, but 21 feet is over my head, too. Sorry to hear about your stomach flu...YUCK! This came out great, and you need to pin it to "Project Procrastination". Well done, and i'm sure your girls approve.

  2. Glad you are done with the is EVERYWHERE! I love FLOR..such a fun solution for that space!

  3. How cool and creative. This never would have crossed my mind, but I am absolutely in love. I'm sure your girls love it too!

  4. I love the color progression! Great application of the rug tiles!