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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

322nd Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 322nd Inspire Me Tuesday.  Again we had so much to see last week, you guys are always so crafty and busy with tons of diy's.  Here are just a few - -


Lynzy & Co. loved growing up in the northwoods of Wisconsin, so when she designed her son's nursery, she gave it a Baby Bear Den vibe.  This room is full of rustic charm and inspiration.

Need a fun summer project that is easy on the budget.  Hunt & Host shares this really chic and fun project that turns any old jar into something wonderful.  I love the combination of gold and mercury.

You won't believe all the different ways Repurposed For Life uses these blue wine bottles.  Yard art is fabulous, but wait until you see how she created a snowman for winter and so much more.

I love being near water anytime, so having a pond would be great.  This one that The Navage Patch built is perfect.  Who wouldn't want to sit and enjoy this?  Go see how it all came together and even a little bridge, amazing.

If you saw my little 18" wide linen closet then you know that I could use a piece like this.  Hello Farmhouse turned this fabulous chippy cupboard into the perfect linen closet.  Bulky items on the bottom and fun linens and books on top.

With July 4th just around the corner, of course I had to show a great display and no one does it better than Bargain Decorating with Laurie.  This is just a tease, you need to see it all.

                               
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Finding The Right Rug For The Living & Family Rooms

I am totally loving that I will have new wood floors, but I think I need some rugs to soften the look of things and to add interest to my decor.  A rug can add so much to any style.  There are so many to choose from and so many styles, I just need to find the right ones for my rooms.

 Rugs USA  is once again having their 70% off sale so I took a stroll through their website to see what they had in the way of rugs that might be fun.

Fun to browse and try to get an idea of what might work with my decor.  I put several on a wish list so I could compare.

This is the Keno Trellis in an 8'3" x 11' on sale for $381.

This is the Tuscan VS168 Chinese Lattice in an 8'6" x ll'6" for $330


This one is called Velvet Zebra Rug in a 7'7"x10' for $303.  This might be fun for the family room with my Horse painting.


This one is Tuscan VS159 Raised Lattice in Grey in a 8'6"xll'6" for $507.

 I love  the tan and gray and the texture of this rug.  I think it would be fabulous for my family room or even my living room.


This one is Jakut JI01 Flatweave Jute Flamestitch in an 8'6" x ll'6" for $330.

 This is an indoor - outdoor and has a really nice tight weave pattern.

 Isn't the ombre effect beautiful in this one.  It would really look nice in my family room.  Especially since I have tans and grays in there.

Now if I am true to my heart, I really, really want a cowhide rug.  I have coveted one for ages and found several online.  World Market also sells some pretty ones.  This one is from Cowhides International and is a 7'7" x 7'7" which is a great size.  They have hides in several different color-ways, but I like the lighter colored ones.  This one is Palomino coloring for $379.  Wouldn't this be gorgeous against my new wood floors in the living room.


I have not been compensated by any of these companies, I just wanted to share where I found some great rugs and good prices.

So what did you think, see anything you liked?

(Spoiler alert - I did find just the perfect rug for the living room.  Can't wait to show you.)


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Saturday, June 25, 2016

When Reality Sets In - Oh My Gosh

I have been so excited about getting rid of that old carpet and having gorgeous new wood floors, then it came time to get prepared for the install, and wow.  REALITY SET IN BIG TIME.


They need an empty room.  That means packing up all the accessories and getting things ready to move all the furniture.  I am not a minimalist.  I have every surface and nook and cranny stuffed with something.

I have a ton of things to pack up, so I bought a bunch of bins.

 See what I mean, every surface and even all the nooks and crannies too.

Not to mention the million things I have in the china cabinet.

I'm not a minimalist in the family room either.


and just look at those bookcases and then all the electronics that have to be disassembled.

Ok, I better get to work.

Day Two -

I made great progress.  Every thing is packed up and all of this is just waiting to be moved to the garage.

The china cabinet is empty - man I need to purge some of the stuff I had in this piece.

The entertainment center is empty and hubby has been disconnecting all the electronics.  He's leaving the tv for tonight - -

 hubby looks a little tired as he's trying to watch the news, then first thing in the morning it all goes.

Not everything will fit in the garage, so as much as possible is piled up in the breakfast area

The wood has to acclimate to my home, so it is piled in front of the island.  We have little trails around it. haha  At least the back side of the island is open so I can cook.


The guest bedroom is stacked to the brim too.


It will be worth it all in the end and I will definitely have a clean space to bring things back into.  I am going to paint a few walls while the room is empty too, so I have my work cut out for me for the next couple of days.

One of the workers came and delivered my floors, then ripped out the carpet and baseboards.  When he left I rushed to get the one wall in the living room painted.  This one wall had been left the camel color I originally had since it also tied into the hall.  I just hadn't painted it yet, but so glad to see it white now, wow what a difference.

 You can see what I chose here and also see my shopping trip to Floor & Decor here.

Day Three- How fun is this, the floors are going down.  They made sure the floor was perfectly clean and level, then they put down the underlayment and started installing the laminate floors.   They said this was such an easy floor to install, just click and it was done.  I was fascinated watching them.

Here's my happy contractor.  He and his workers were always laughing and smiling.  They had fun doing their job.

               Here's a sneak peak at how pretty it looks all done and with the new baseboards.


Ok, now I need to clean everything really good, bring the furniture back in and start to put this house back together.   My hubby said this is like moving out and not really going anywhere. haha

            This is a sponsored post by Floor & Decor but all opinions are mine.

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