Friday, March 23, 2012

Plan B

Noooooooo...this post has nothing to do with emergency contraceptives!!  It's about a rug, actually.

A couple of weeks ago, I purchased a rug from One King's LaneAnd I'm not talking about this one.  Its a different one that I spied for our living room area.  It was a great price, 100% wool and I was head-over-heels for the pattern on it.

Fast forward to when it was delivered.  Unfortunately, it sat idle in our garage for quite a few days because I couldn't figure out how I'd drag an 8' x 10' rug up the basement steps by myself.  {The hubby works very late every day, and Saturdays, January through April...gotta love busy season.}

After way too many days of walking by it after I got home from work, I decided I was going to get this thing up the steps, no matter what.  HAAAAAA...you all would have loved to see me tackle that feat...but don't worry.  The score ended up Gabbi - 1, Rug - 0.  Somehow I managed to drag/push/kick that sucker into the living room.  Then I patiently waited for my hubby to get home and help me get it out of the package.  {I'm sure it was exactly what he wanted to do at 9:30pm, after working a 12 hour day.  He's the BEST!} 

Normally, I would have attacked carefully unwrapped the protective packaging with a pair of scissors, but there was a ginormous sticker on the exterior that told me to open the large bag-type thing carefully from the end, because if we return the rug, it needs to go back in the same plastic.

So with the hubby's assistance we essentially dumped the rug out the one side of it's packaging.  Here she is all rolled out.


Clearly, Perny was a fan of it. 


{Ummmm, he was way over due for a haircut in this picture.  I'll have you know, I have since given him a haircut and he looks more like this now.}



But anyway....I digress...back to the rug.  The hubby and I were not fans of how the rug looked in the living room.  Granted, we never took the time to move the couch and put the rug under it, but it just didn't feel right.  So it was on to Plan B...{carefully} dragging it down the hall to the master.

Did I mean to buy the rug for our bedroom?  Definitely not.  But did it work?  We think so!  {Pleaseeeee ignore the lack of sheets and duvet on the bed.  It was all in the wash.  And our room is MAJORLY in progress, obviously...but as usual, I want to keep it totally real with you guys.}



We love the rug in our room.  And come on...who doesn't love feeling a thick and comfy rug under foot while you're hopping into and out of bed?!?!

Also, as you can clearly see...our bedroom is re-arranged from the sneak peak you saw here, and you are getting a little preview of our Craigslist bedroom furniture re-do!  More on that and our freshly re-painted bedroom coming soon! :)

Happy Weekend!!!

24 comments:

  1. Happy accident! I think it looks great in the bedroom, and it's the perfect size for the room!

    We appear to have something else in common beyond our love of home improvement - my husband is a CPA, and the phrase "busy season" is pretty hated around here :) It's almost over!

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    1. Oh wow! Yes, thank gosh it's almost O-V-E-R!

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  2. Ohh nice! Love the pattern on it. I'm with you and the bare feet thing... The bedrooms are the only rooms we carpeted in the house.

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    1. Definitely...I like a little cushion under bare feet in the bedroom!

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  3. Very cool in the bedroom! Love it. And seriously? Why wait for the wash to be done and make the bed before posting pics? I am all about sneak peeks, new tweaks and not waiting for a big reveal! Yeah, patience is not really my strong suit. :)

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    1. Thank you! Yea, I couldn't wait to take "staged" pictures haha. I was too impatient.

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  4. i love this rug! it looks fantastic in your bedroom and i love your bed frame too!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lyndsay! :) So glad you stopped by!

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  5. Love it in the bedroom. It looks great. I wasn't really feeling it in the main room either for some reason.

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    1. Thanks! Yea, the colors weren't flowing out there. Ahhh, one of the struggles when you buy things online haha.

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  6. Love the rug! And you're right, it looks much better in the bedroom than it would have looked in the living room.

    Perny is so cute with his haircut!

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    1. Thank you, Brandi!

      Yea, I have to admit...he is too dang cute with a haircut!!

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  7. It looks perfect in the bedroom! I'm glad you decided to move it.

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  8. I'm in LOVE with this rug! And it looks great in your bedroom!

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  9. Great rug! And Perny is soooooo adorable!!

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    1. Thank you...I agree, he is such a little cutie pie! ;-)

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  10. It definitely works well in your bedroom!! Your cat is such a pretty cat, btw. I'm on the hunt for a rug to go under our bed as well. :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Whitney! We definitely think it ties in nicely with our bedroom.

      And, I have to admit, I think our cat is one of teh cutest lol. I"m such a sucker for him.

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  11. I LOVE that rug, and I LOVE that you keep it real!!!

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Katie! :)

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  12. I love that rug and your little Perny. Perny's colors kind of remind me of my Tasha. I also am really loving how your house is coming along. I can't wait until my husband and I buy a house and I can start decorating and making it our own.

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    1. Thank you so much, Kala! I'm glad you stopped by! :)

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