I shared with you a little over a week ago the tragedy that was the dog pee on my zebra rug. I am still crying over it a little. But you know what? I took it as a sign that maybe I needed to change things up in the living room. And thanks to our not-so-great last year’s accountant and a great accountant this year who caught last year’s errors (you got all that?), we had a little teensy bit extra from Uncle Sam that was owed to us last year. So I took it before Chris could tell me not to. Ha ha. Just kidding…. I told him I was taking it. Ok, we discussed it and I pouted until he agreed with me that we should get a new rug. I decided to be a little thriftier, and also go a little bigger. The couches sometimes slid before because all 4 legs were on the wood floor. Here is the room before (picture form just before Thanksgiving)….
I found a rug on Overstock that I adored! It is more vibrant and bold, a little bigger, and the cost was $250 for a 6×9 rug. Not bad! Here is the picture from their website…
And here it is in my home and I love it even more in person! This color my world challenge has me wanting to bump up the color in this house, so I am doing it! There will be some more color coming into this room soon.
Here you can see the baby gate… which will stay there from now on even when we are home. Darn dogs.
And lest you think we would just get rid of the zebra rug, here it is in its new home…. the playroom! I had planned on getting a new rug for in here, so I guess it’s sort of win-win. Apparently Go-go likes to color (The kids were playing when I snapped the picture). And you can also spy our new playroom chairs here… $5 each at my old Goodwill. I was in town a few weeks ago and stopped by and was glad I did!
Here you can see the faded spot. I have learned my lesson. I will be buying spot shot.
I also wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to Nicole from Home for Hire. I won a giveaway from her a few weeks ago, full of lots of goodies! I just love Nicole’s blog- she is just downright sweet and creative! I am stealing this picture from her blog because I have since put some items away, but here is what I won….
I was so excited when my package of goodies arrived- Thank you, Nicole!
Hope you all have a fabulous Thursday! I will be working out with my neighbor and then he kids are staying again to color Easter eggs with us. Then I am off to the movies with my kiddos to see “Mirror, Mirror”, which Emmy has been asking to see. Hope you have a fun day as well!