Tuesday, March 09, 2010

creative fun on the hallway floor



It might surprise you to learn that while I have two creative, encouraging, self employed artists for parents, I was not allowed to paint in the house- I was too messy and always seemed to ruin carpet and furniture with paint! (to this day when I am at home my dad prefers that I paint in the garage or outside!) The result of this upbringing has just made me want to paint in the house even more and while I typically reserve creating for my studio only (it really is best to keep the mess out of your living space), I throughly enjoy retouching our painted floors- it always feels like I am doing something wrong or breaking the "no painting in the house rule". You will recall a few weeks ago I was debating about whether or not to paint our white floors another color. After lots of discussion, paint swatches, and research we decided to stick with white. I just couldn't commit to a color that I wouldn't eventually get tired of. Instead I decided to repaint our white floors and change the colors of the pillows on the couch (more on that in an upcoming post). And per my husband's suggestion- I had a little bit of creative fun on the hallway floor- I quickly sketched some of my flower designs and jumped right into painting a block of color and pattern.











42 comments:

Phoenix Peacock said...

oooh it turned out FABULOUS DARLING!

Kathleen Tennant said...

Wow, that looks so amazing!

Russty said...

It looks so awesome! What a great way to get some color without redoing all of the floors. Love it!

kittyj said...

LOVE IT!!!!

kelley Hart said...

That is stunning! Your husband is awesome for encouraging you to do that!

kelley Hart said...

That is stunning! Your husband is awesome for encouraging you to do that!

Deanne said...

omgoodness, that is beautiful, a gorgeous design :) x

Mandy said...

wow...you are one clever girl!!!xx

jenny said...

Wow that looks absolutely fabulous - LOVE it!!

Roberta said...

This is fabulous. I love it!

Sonia said...

That's just fantabulous! Love the design and your idea..must be a very supportive husband though (mine will go mad at the idea itself!)..one question, though..what kind of paint did you use? And primer, if any?

nacherluver said...

A homemade painted rug! How cool! Does a painted floor chip easily? Do you have to use a special paint? Looks Fab!

patty a. said...

The floor looks like a beautiful rug! Great job!

Eden said...

You did an amazing job!!! Love the colors you used! This is going to bring many smiles to you :D

Lisa said...

Looks great! My studio floor is an addition and I painted it years ago...I think this summer I may have to paint it again.

mkayteem on scs said...

That is awesome and your husband rocks! You do too ofcourse!

lovelylovelythings said...

Very cool!!!

Niki said...

Wow!!!!! How gorgeous. It's perfect.

Bea said...

Thats better than every carpet I've ever seen!!

Liv said...

That hallway is now pretty much amazing!!

Chel said...

wow- just, WOW!!

Bee Yourself Designs said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!! Beautiful!

jfidz said...

Simply fantastic!

TamV said...

Beautiful work!

peggy said...

OMG, I love it, your so darn good, you can paint in my house any ole day. Love Alma's site, thanks for pointing her out to us. She did a nice write up on you. Love ya Alisa

Anonymous said...

Love it! So cute!

Hugs!
Barbie

lyric said...

hmmmm - you have me thinking hard about my wood floors that desperately need to be refinished.

love, love, love the way they turned out.

~Valentina~ said...

You have to be kidding me! Looks *AMAIZING*

jodi said...

this is beautiful thank you for sharing!

triciahutchinson said...

simply stunning...

Jane said...

It's hard not to give a repetitive comment, but seriously, this is amazing, stunning fabulous, awesome, beautiful, gorgeous, clever, cool, fantabulous,fab, great,fantastic, cute.
LOVE IT!

vane31 said...

such talent!

The Gritty Bird said...

Alisa! YOU ROCK! This is beautiful! I love it.

CupcakeSniper said...

WOW! Beautiful!!

Bonafyde said...

How gorgeous is this floor treatment! Girlfriend you are on fire with the tuts! I hope to have a floor I can do something similar to in the near future... because I love painted floors and yours has really inspired me!

jenn said...

I see a rug line in your future! Seriously, you could totally get a licensing deal in a snap! Love this rug, and I would buy it for my house in a heartbeat!!

risa said...

How wonderful! LOVE it!

Sonia said...

I've admired this earlier as well, but couldn't stop myself from featuring it for 'Feature-istic Friday' on my blog. Thanks a lot for sharing! Check it out here: http://kosmicchai.blogspot.com/2010/04/feature-istic-friday-2.html

Anonymous said...

I LOVE HEART LOVE this!
karla

www.inmobiliaria.cn said...

The guy is totally just, and there is no skepticism.

Anonymous said...

Did I have to use special paint? Love it and want to recreate in outdoor summer sleeping shed!

Anonymous said...

*you
(Was so thrilled to see this, I forgot how to type)

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