i'm such a dork

So here's my latest project. I'm a huge dork because it really made me giddy. You see, I have the world's smallest walk-in closet. I don't mind it even though it is really weird. It's only about 6' tall (if that) and maybe about 30 square feet of floor space. Small but oddly functional.

The thing is, it had this really ugly floor.

What's worse is that there is ugly green and white tile in what I'm now creatively calling "the ugly bathroom." This same tile? Nope. Different ugly green and white tile. That means someone had to go out and buy two different types of similar-looking tile. On purpose. I know it's not a big deal in a closet. No one sees it except me (and everyone who comes to an open house--seriously, people look at everything. At one point I was having a conversation in the bathroom. No one had to potty. Just chatting in a bathroom.) Still, I didn't want to live with it. Here's a better picture to get the scale of the closet. Before:

After:

Gasp! Behold, the beauty. It took me an hour and a half and less than $30 to make this change. But how? This is not real wood flooring (like what is in my bedroom outside the closet). It is not laminate. It's vinyl. Peel 'n' stick tile. I'm not a fan of the vinyl flooring but this stuff looks good! And who would want to lay tile or real hardwoods in such a small space (with lots of weird cuts)? No one. It does the job perfectly. If you have any space that could use this, I'd recommend it. I honestly think it looks just as good as laminate. It comes in 4 "wood tones" and "planks" are 4" x 36". It's ridged like real wood and they even give you about six different prints so not all your tiles look exactly the same. Seriously, shockingly good product (about which I'm ridiculously giddy).

Comments

Bubba's Sis said…
Shut up!!!!! I would NEVER have known that was vinyl tile! It looks GREAT!
wendy bird said…
I think the best part is that YOU did it. It looks like a professional install. Yeah for you!!
angelq said…
I think Dad and Jules had this in the last RV. It does look quite real.
km said…
Can I contract you out?
Katie Lady said…
OMG, that looks great! I am so impressed!

BTW, what is the website you got your cabinet/draw pulls at? Been meaning to ask....
cjh said…
I actually went on ebay. If you search for cup pulls and then scroll down to the bottom, it comes up with online stores where you can purchase as many as you need (flat rate shipping). I can't remember what store...
Bubba's Sis said…
P.S. I don't think you are a dork.
samantha jo campen said…
Fabulous! Looks real. And I love how cheap and easy it was for you. Twice as fantastic!

Now you can properly tap dance in your tiny closet!

(And I would be just as excited about something like that so really, you're not a dork. You're my hero!)

:-)
Anonymous said…
wow! that really does look good!!

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