Monday, July 22, 2013

The rug expansion

The first rug in our great room was an Ikea purchase.  It was a necessity.  Within the first 3 hours of having the couch down on the new floors, poor Winston attempted to jump on the couch, slipped on the floor, and clawed the heck out of the leather.  It worked, and it will continue to work in another room!

However, we really wanted a bigger rug.  The main problem is that, no matter what we tried on the couch, the floor protectors kept coming off (we even tried construction adhesive).  This led to some nasty scratches in the floor.  We needed a rug that went under the couch.  Oh, and while we were at it, we decided to rearrange the room, moving the piano the the opposite corner, solving the piano lighting issue we have been struggling with!  I celebrated the sale of Lawndale by ordering the 15x10 rug.  We had looked for quite some time.  Unfortunately, the only rug we liked was an $11K oriental rug... not really in the budget we had in mind.  Fortunately, Mom and Dad encouraged us to go in to the main store of a place where we had looked at remnants, and we found the perfect grey carpet!  It arrived about a week ago, and we couldn't wait to get it unrolled!  

After a little finagling, we got it and its pad centered where we needed it, and Winston immediately deemed it AWESOME.  In fact, the combo of pain pills for his arthritic hips and lots of carpeted space have led to some of his old puppy-like behavior returning!  He's been running around in circles... when he's not resting on the new rug.  

The room is all set up now, and we think it uses the space well and is more inviting to people coming in from the front door.  

Oh, and if you don't mind noticing, our latest addition to the art collection!!!  We love it (and I am making hubby sell 3 paintings that it's replacing).  I'll have to do a close-up some day...

We think these chairs don't quite go any more and are itching to get 2 new ones (a purchase we've been discussing for over a year now!).  Stay tuned - we've been on the chair search for the last few weekends now ;)

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