Saturday, February 26, 2011

Living Room Updated.

Here's a shot of the living room with the new rug in it:
I think it looks awesome. We haven't put the dots down yet to make it "permanent", so I'll probably play with the pattern some more.

And here's the canvas I picked up. I painted it blue but haven't done anything else with it yet. Of course IKEA had to go out and update their stuff, and I saw a ready-to-hang canvas I really liked, but I think we'll stick with this.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Guest Bathroom.

Our kitten has a weird obsession with shower curtains. I often find her staring at me through the shower liner. A little weird. I think she likes watching the water.

Friday, February 11, 2011

"Adverse Weather Conditions."

That's what customer service said when I called to find out why only 18 of the 30 carpet tiles I ordered came in. I understand that the insane winter weather is the reason my shipment was DELAYED, but why on Earth would it cause the packages to be split up? Really? Argh. It's already in town, and our weather is actually really nice the past few days. Darn you delivery company, I think you are just being lazy!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Finally Bit the Bullet.

I committed to a rug. The Power Nap samples were nice, but the lagoon color is a little too teal and the blues really run more towards cobalt and indigo. I just couldn't see it working as a solid colored rug with everything else in the room. I wasn't feeling the greys either. The Working Class samples were nice colorwise, but the texture was terrible (like a plastic felt). Great for a garage but not for a living space, despite what the catalog photos would like you to believe.

So I was playing around with the FLOR builder, and found something my husband and I both liked:
Feelin' Groovy in Lagoon, Cobalt, Blue Jay, Tidal, Sky, and Fog. It was more expensive than I really wanted, but I had to make a decision. Did I want to spend money on something I'd be only partially happy with, or spend a little more and not have to replace it all later on with something that fit better? I chose the latter. The color selection is awesome (82!) for this line of FLOR tiles, and the different blues should look really cool. And the best part is that it should really cut down on the cacophony of 12 little paws running back and forth on the laminate. I will of course post pictures of the real thing once it comes in.