Monday, March 5, 2012

The Chosen One

We accomplished a lot this past weekend and our living room is starting to look like home again, even with the hiccup with one of our sofas not being delivered on Saturday.  It was actually a good thing because our delivery fee was refunded and I used the money to buy the piece that ties our living room together [more on that in a minute].

Friday my husband managed to complete the buffet and it turned out way better than I expected.  I've seen similar pieces for $600 or more and our project ended up costing a little under $70 [pictures and more about this project later].

On my lunch break Friday I finally found the 1/2" MDF we've been looking for.  We plan to panel a wall in our living room inspired by this post from Decorchick.  Hopefully we can get to that by Thursday and finish it up this weekend [stay tuned...]

Back to our living room...we knew that one of the key pieces that would tie our living room together was a rug.  Man it was hard!  It seemed like I had a thousand rugs piled up around me and somehow some way I was going to get through all of them, if it was the last thing I did!  I went to two different Home Goods and was hoping to find one there because their rugs hang neatly on the wall and it's as easy as flipping pages of a great magazine, ooowwing and awwwwing at all the different colors and styles.  Of course I had no such luck and sending pictures to my husband while he was at work to get his approval and hearing my mom like a buzzing bee in my ear telling me to hurry up and just pick one...I gave up!  Just as I thought I had given up I saw stacks and stacks of rugs at Garden Ridge and decided to take a look.  After getting the sales associate to pull off about 15 rugs from on top of the rug I had my eye on...I had found the one!  My mom probably wanted to shout hallelujah from the top of her lungs, but she refrained from saying anything and just gave me a smile. 

These are the rugs that almost made the cut...

Too dark...

Loved the colors, but too much going on...

Too traditional for our taste...
The chosen ONE!

 Pictures of this baby in our living room to come....
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