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Friday, November 22, 2013

DIY stair runner…

I should have posted this the other day since this is the reason for the immediate painting of the entry floor
Our stairs have always been quite boring and I always wanted to have a runner…
ever since I saw Jenny’s DIY stair runner I have wanted to tackle the project myself…I’ll admit I was intimidated, so it sat on my Pinterest board until I gained enough courage…and found a suitable affordable runner…
I ordered this one from Overstock.com
Safavieh Indoor/ Outdoor Courtyard Black/ Bone Rug (2'3 x 10')
I liked it but it seemed really dull on the stairs…so I ordered two of these
Safavieh Indoor/ Outdoor Courtyard Black/ Beige Rug (2'4 x 12')
It still felt dull on the stairs…so I decided for this to all work, the stairs must be painted…it wasn’t hard to pull the trigger since I felt like they were a little beat up anyway…
DIY stair runner
I wanted a strong contrast and that is what I got…the whole process was pretty easy, except for cutting one of the rugs too short and then coming up short for the last step which led to having to spend more money to order another runner!! 
DIY stair runner
DIY stair runner

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

where has the time gone…

Color me embarrassed…I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I posted!!  I wish I could say I have been up to so much but that would be a big fat  lie…

I do have a hell of a makeover for you all today…

This is my entry…for 8 years this floor has made me very angry…it’s hideous and although I would LOVE to have a marble tile laid in a  herringbone pattern, that just ain’t gonna happen..

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The shape of the tile doesn’t bother me…but the color does

We’d tossed around the idea of painting it years back but everything I read required a hazmat suit and tenting the house…

I took a chance this time and decided to use good old oil base paint…she’s never done me wrong so what did I have to lose…

I started with a pattern that I thought would look old world Moroccan…

Unfortunately it turned out more cow than Moroccan, not my intention…

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So, I regrouped…

and behold the fabulousness…

Moroccan tile painted black and white

Now that’s some good looking shit…

I love it against the green…I kept the grout white so it would still look tiled and not painted…

Moroccan tile painted black and white

I’m thinking it needs a rug, but for now I’m just enjoying the loveliness…

Moroccan tile painted black and white