Hello, February!! I promise I had good intentions to post more frequently but life has been so crazy and different around here. We are all on a different schedule and I am struggling to find a routine for me and peanut. We were so close to really getting into a groove and then I had to travel and peanut got super sick…pink eye! Blah.
So, the living room. It is coming along and I am so close to being done. I wanted to share a post about my experience using a paint sprayer for the first time painting our living room, but I was bad and took zero photos of the process. Mainly because my phone was always hidden behind something. To sum it up, there is a huge learning curve when getting started but we repainted all of our trim and wainscotting in minutes. I am excited to try it out on some furniture.
So to the exciting part of our living room renovation. SPOILER ALERT: After weeks and weeks of searching and waiting, I GOT MY RUG!! After Christmas, I found this great rug online that checked a lot of boxes off. (AND the new unstyled couch!) (and the dog that would not wake up from his precious nap so I could snap pictures)
Of course, it was a style and color waaaayyy outside of my comfort zone. I am so used to choosing neutrals/farmhouse style rugs and colors. This is bright and has big pops of ORANGE!
After waffling over buying it, I decided I was so obsessed with it and the endless colors I could bring into the room with it (and the fact it would HIDE toddler messes better). I went online and to my disappointment, it was out of stock. I started looking elsewhere and everywhere I looked, it was out of stock. And everywhere I looked, it was named something different, so searching was difficult.
As my search continued, I learned it became the #1 best selling rug and the Blogger’s Choice rug. Dang. Just dang. Most websites said it would become available again February 6, so I said if I could not find anything else, we were going to wait.
But a funny thing. I generally HATE when you search for something online and then all the sudden all the ads on every website show that particular item (making the internet so shady). This time, it worked in my favor. I was scrolling through Instagram and an ad/recommended follow account popped up WITH THIS RUG. It was a local rug outlet store having a huge moving sale.
Of course, it was late and they weren’t open to call, so I messaged on their IG account to see if they had that rug. They responded saying they did. YES!
Luckily, for me, I don’t trust all that is seen on the internet. Before I took the time to drive all the way over to this store, I called the next morning to confirm they actually had the rug. He said they didn’t (in a way that I should have known it was their best seller). He suggested I call their second location to see if they have it. Hmph.
I called and to my surprise, THEY HAD THE RUG! I asked for pictures and after he texted them I told him I was on the way to pick it up.
When we arrived, he told me after I texted him, he sold the rug…even though I texted him I was on the way and where I was coming from. He said someone would be there in 30 minutes from the other location to drop off the rug they had (wait, what? I thought they didn’t have the rug).
So, we shopped around while we waited.
This rug was so worth it to me. I spent about $15 more than I would have online, but who knows if that rug would have been stocked when it said. It added a whole new level of yum to our living room. I cannot wait to accent with some of these colors!!
Isn’t she beautiful? I won’t lie, I am very intimidated on how to accessorize, especially pillows and the empty frames above the couch.
- Sell the couch and loveseat. Both listed. Both had bites but people can be so flakey. WHY AM I STILL TRYING TO SELL?! UGH!
Repaint the ceilings. Repaint the walls. Freshen up all of the trim with paint Clean and polish the floors.
- Touch up paint
Mount the tv over the fireplace. Build new bookcases.
- Build sofa table <- YEP! I have plans, I need time.
- Organize Toys
- Add pictures to the Gallery wall
- Decorate the soon-to-be sofa table corner
- Add an extra lamp?
- Share the final reveal with you all!