I know.. it only took me, what, two years?
Something that has always bothered me was the rug in the nursery. In the rush to get the room ready, I grabbed this from Target for $25.
Now, I grew up in a house with wall to wall carpeting. I know absolutely nothing about rugs. I don't know to use them in proportion, color or texture. And I think it is pretty clear with the above picture. First off, it's bizarre 4 x 6.5 sizing is way too small for the space. Secondly, it's the most hideous brown color. Thirdly, it is about as soft as sand paper.
Every time I went to IKEA or Target or any place that sold rugs, I would look through their selection. Again, since I never had area rugs growing up, I was gobsmacked at how much they cost! I couldn't find anything I loved enough to justify spending the money on.
So I turned to my good friend Craig and his list of other people's crap. And I found this.
I knew it was exactly what I was looking for: a pattern with warm colors that matched the room perfectly. The size 5 x7 would fit the space much more appropriately. It wasn't too childish or trendy either. I loved the reds that went throughout it to pull in the red in the artwork on the walls.
Now that the rug is in, I am even confident enough to put an "After" tag on the picture.
While we are at it, I will give the source list for the entire room:
Wall Color: Glidden's Navajo Sand. Rug: Craigslist find. Curtains: Target "Hunter" Art: A gift from Hunter's Auntie M. Shelf: IKEA dresser door from As-Is department (brackets from Lowe's)
Antique Dresser: family heirloom Owl Lamp: Target Lamp Shade: Target, with DIY ribbon trim. Tree decal: Etsy seller Janey Mac Rocking Chair: family heirloom Pillow: Target
Jenny Lind Crib: (in cherry): Amazon Treetop Friends Art: Etsy
If I have missed anything, please feel free to ask.
I love this room. Maybe because it's the only place in the house that doesn't feel like a storage room, but I could spend hours in here. If and when we ever have a second child, I might even leave it the same way, just because I love it so much.
...who are we kidding? If I ever have a girl, that room is going to be 8x9 of glittery wonderness.
Always & Forever,