On my list of 365 Resolutions I had written “new rug for front door” but when I bought one it turned out it wasn’t the right size. I ended up not being happy with it. At all.
Since I am awful at return things I decided to use it in the kitchen and keep my eye open for something larger.
Then, while in the midst of my reconfiguration project, I decided to scratch that resolution and totally bump it up a notch.
A BIG notch.
I decided what I needed was a new area rug for the family room, not just the door.
I found the perfect 10×13 area rug at Home Depot and it only cost me $147! Yup, you read right! Isn’t that is super impressive for a rug of that size?
Whoot! Whoot! I ♥ cheap thrills!
It just about matches the carpeting I have up the stairs and throughout the upstairs and it’s shaggy, so it’s more relaxed… Perfect for a family room 🙂
We LOVE relaxing!
Here are a few pictures of what this view looked like over the years and during this super simple big impact project…
I am so glad that the original rug for the door I had picked up was too small! I may not have thought to buy a new area rug, and who knows, I may not have even attempted to finally tackle this room!
You never know what mishaps might actually lead you to wonderful things 🙂
I think the new rug completely makes the room feel like one whole room, as opposed to a room with two unrelated sections.
The worst part of the old set up was the desk being the first thing you were greeted with upon walking in the door. A messy desk and otherwise barren room was certainly not a warm welcoming into our home.
There are still a few items I am working on to fully wrap this project up and I can’t wait to get them done and share them with you. I hope to overwhelm you with the amount of hidden storage I have created in such an awkwardly constructed and small room. I also have a how-to on a project up my sleeve that you might even want to take on yourself.
I hope you will stay tuned!
- Isaac’s Found Ikea Chair (gingercouturier.wordpress.com)