I just casually mentioned that I needed to move the rugs around, and I heard groans. It’s as if I suggested we take forks and stab our own legs for an hour. Then there was a run down of all of the times the rug was previously changed. Apparently I had used up all of my allowable requests to change the rug. Each time, the mattress must be removed first, because otherwise, it’s impossible to lift the bed frame so you can move the rug. I just changed the rug at the city house, CLICK HERE, and that made me very unpopular. Nobody really cared that there was a new rug, the problem was that I needed help moving the mattress off the bed so the rug could be changed. It was an all hands on deck event, that elicited lots of grumbling.
So this is the rug that I started with in the farmhouse bedroom. It cost me $25 second hand. Since it was not new, I washed it when I got it. The only way I could wash something that large was to put it in my driveway and use the hose. I think it’s a 10 by 14 rug, but since it’s currently rolled up in storage, I’m not sure. I like the rug still, but it really didn’t work, once I started moving in the blue direction. It had to go. I’ve kept it, because I do love a flat weave rug, and maybe it will work somewhere else.
After we removed the green rug, I decided to try having no rug in the room. I was happy with the ‘no rug’ look, but my collie was tearing up the pine floors. They are currently still a mess. But there’s no point in redoing the floors during Molly’s lifetime. Of course she is much more important than the floors, which is why we still have her, and I’ve chosen to ignore the state of the floors. Note the bedding change in the blue direction.
At one point, I put a rug at the foot of the bed, which really is a decorating no-no. The rug under a king bed should be an 8×10 or larger. I knew I was breaking a design rule, but I did it any way. Here’s my purple phase!
Then I got a new rug that is very soft, and sturdy. This is the rug I decided to move to Elise’s room at her group home. You can CLICK HERE to see what I have in mind for her room project. This rug is the perfect size for her room and I know it will be so much better than the tile floor they are currently walking on. More on that project later.
So now I’ve got this ‘new’ rug. It’s not really new.
It’s actually from my city bedroom.
Before that, it was in our living room. This photo is from a long time ago! It was early 2014. I know that might not sound like a long time ago, but if you do a lot of decorating, that was a long time ago. See the rug?
The other change we made was to move the trunk out of here. I do love the trunk, because it was a special gift, but we never really had room for it here. It’s now in the guest room in the city. Now you really get to appreciate the bedspread better, and there’s room to walk by the foot of the bed. Before it was a bit of an obstacle course, since the desk is right by the foot of the bed. If you look closely, you can see Molly to the right of the bed.
The artwork on the wall is a painting of the family homestead in Virginia.
The desk area basically looks like this photo right now, although the photo isn’t new.
I would like the rug much more if it were turned ninety degrees. I think it should be wider in the room, rather than longer.
Yay for putting Molly before the floors! That pic of her to the right of the bed is sweet. Sweet ole Molly. And, how dare “those people” get upset for helping you move furniture for a new look. Don’t they know what you do for a living? And they get to reap the benefits of what you do!
I love your farmhouse! Love the city house too! Hope to see the mountain house one day.
Love you friend.
As usual, I’m with Peggy!
I liked bedroom GREEN phase. All the rest are very pretty. BUT, I like the current one best of all. And the rug, I think, is perfect as is. We all know Molly liked all of your phases.