You may not know this, but today is the Boston Marathon. I don’t anticipate qualifying for this prestigious race
ever anytime soon, but who knows – slow may become the new fast. (To put some perspective on how fast these runners are, the winners of most marathons finish in just over two hours. My fastest half marathon time is just under two hours. So, they literally run twice as fast as I do. On a good day.) I figured I could pay tribute to the runners of today’s Boston Marathon by featuring what else? Runners! Rugs, of course.
First off, I scored a great runner for my hallway leading into my house from the garage. While I *love* the rug that was there before, it just doesn’t match now that I’ve painted the walls. Enter Overstock.com.
If it’s ringing a bell with you, it might be due to the fact that it is strikingly similar to what was in there before. Shall I refresh your memory?
Similar, yes? Turns out, while I bought this rug at the Ballard Designs Outlet, it’s actually a Safavieh rug, just like the one I bought on Overstock. I didn’t even realize it until I pulled it up to put the new one in.
I really love the new rug, and the colors are perfect for the new paint job. Runners in general are just a fun way to add some life into a space. Wouldn’t you agree?
This kitchen runner is fantastic.
I can’t even imagine having a storage space that would warrant a runner like this one does.
What a fun punch of color in this kitchen!
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Pine Tree HomeApril 16, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Ok now I think I need to go find a spot for one of these lovelies. Happy Monday to you.
Alderberry HillApril 16, 2012 at 1:03 pm
Yes it definitely is beautiful!
What is the paint color on your walls? So lovely!
Jean @ Flower HillApril 16, 2012 at 2:03 pm
Love the new runner! The new colors go beautifully!
AndreaApril 16, 2012 at 2:50 pm
I always loved your old runner, but you're right, this one is even better with these colours!
Andrea @ Decorating CentsApril 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Love your new runner.
Budget Design GirlApril 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm
GORGEOUS!!! I love the new rug. I loved the old one too!!!
Maury KilgoApril 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm
I love runners! I'd love to get one for my entry, but i have an odd L-shaped entryway, so i'm not sure how I'd use one? They are so pretty though.
ShoesAreMyBFFApril 18, 2012 at 1:44 am
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the runner. PLEASE Share the item# on Overstock. This would look great in my kitchen
Donna SApril 18, 2012 at 2:29 am
i, too, love the new runner…would look great in my kitchen/family area….is there a name for the safavieh runner or an item # on overstock???
JennyApril 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm
It is called the Handmade Deco Motif Blue New Zealand Wool Rug, Item # 14121855. I just looked it up and it's currently out of stock. There is also a 5×8 version of the same rug – Item # 14121857. That one is equally tempting…
Donna SApril 18, 2012 at 3:04 pm
thanks, jenny…i will put google to work!!!
AndreaApril 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm
Love the new rug. Makes me want to add one to my kitchen. Overstock is the best!
Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of SuburbiaApril 24, 2012 at 2:12 am
OMG Jenny, LOVE!!! Now I need one 🙂 Thanks for linking up
micheleApril 24, 2012 at 10:19 pm
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Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)April 30, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Your hall is beautiful and the new rug looks great.