I was provided this rug by Wayfair. All opinions are my own.
Do you ever plan a get together or a holiday and know it will be a huge incentive for you to get moving on a space that has needed work for a while? I’m sure you do, I can’t be the only one. I’ve got this group of home bloggers coming over in the beginning of December for brunch. I’m beyond excited and just a tiny teeny bit nervous. In my mind I have all these ridiculous worries about them seeing my home when it’s not “done” or exactly the way it should be in my mind. So I made up a manageable game plan of certain things I wanted done by the time they came over. And then I wised up and realized our home won’t be done for years and NONE of these women moved into their dream home and had it complete. Every one of them is slowly making their home over to be more “them” so there should be no better group to have over than women who will understand me and be excited to hear about our vision for our home. Surround yourself with amazing people who are excited for your vision but don’t need you to have attained it. They will be the people who are excited about your progress, whether it’s in your home or in your heart (that sounds like something on an inspirational greeting card but I’m serious about that).
I made a list of priorities and at the top of the list was a living room rug that added color. I had my eye on this great one from Wayfair for at least a month. I loved the affordable price for a 9×12 (normally they are so expensive!) and the vintage look. … And then I got it here and it looked nothing like what I envisioned. I immediately loved the colors; the previous rug was a giant jute rug that added no wow factor to the space. The colors in the current rug aren’t as navy as I expected and it looks a little more “computer pixely” than the vintagy worn which I expected. Despite that, as I’ve lived with it for a week and a half it’s started to grow on me. The jury’s still out though despite loving the feel (it’s so soft!) and the color it brings to the space.
We are in the last half of our adoption training classes (if you don’t know what in the world I’m talking about read more HERE) and I’ve been really nesting and trying to make the big deal things of our house as done as possible. I figure it’s easier to get things done with two than with four. Now I’ve got to get on some of the more DIY kind of projects like painting!
In case you are wondering what the other items on my priority list are before my blogging friends arrive… (some affiliate links below at no additional cost to you):
- purchase a sofa table for the living room (done… more on next week hopefully… but it’s on sale now for 25% off with the code FURNISH)
- non-stained chairs for kitchen table (done: HERE)
- finish bathroom (vanity and mirror post up sometime on Saturday and shower supplies purchased!)
- paint upstairs hallway and half bath (haven’t touched either of them. :))
- I had some other goals but they were lofty things that I’d be shocked if they got done… so I’m not even going to embarrass myself and list them. 🙂