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rug sale and our family room featured

Overstock.com contacted me yesterday about my rug post. Turns out they have a rug sale starting today and wanted to feature a photo of our very unfinished family room. You can check it out here.  And if you’re in the market for a rug, you can get 15% off now. Enjoy!

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DIY: Painted mirror for above our fireplace

We decided on a subtle soft grey and white for our walls and we have dark chocolate hardwood floors. To add the cheerfulness we wanted in our family room, we settled on an accent color palette of teal, blue and yellow.

I have been looking for a mirror to go above our fireplace for a while. After finding our rug, I came across the perfect mirror at Home Goods for $29.99 but it was black. I wanted it to match our teal West Elm lacquer tray I got as a chipped floor model, so hit up Lowes. A tiny portion of a $4 can of Valspar spray paint later and we had the perfect mirror for all of $30.24.

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the rug blues

{photo credit --- Overstock.com}

We are decorating our new home in phases and we know it will take a while before it all feels complete. Right now, we’re working hard to finish up the family room and the kitchen. They are connected as one large great room. My challenge: Finding the perfect soft, cozy rug that is beautiful and flexible (goes with everything) and affordable. Not an easy task. Add to that the fact that we have two cats with claws and a baby.

I never realized how expensive rugs are. We need an 8×10 at the smallest and would prefer a 9×12. We’re talking $800 to $3000 people! That’s crazy. The odds of any rug surviving many years in our home are not great. So, this rug needs to be padded and comfy but also needs to be able to handle cats who’s sole mission in life is to destroy it. Help!

After searching for literally months, we found the right graphic moroccan pattern with the pop of color we had in mind. We finally settled on this blue and white rug from Overstock.com mostly because of the price and the look. It’s fairly soft, but not as plush as we would’ve preferred. To give Bodhi a softer landing pad, we opted for a more expensive thick rug pad for underneath. Because it’s not $800, we won’t feel as guilty if the little one or cats ruin it.

If you’re in the market for something similar and have more cash to burn, check out this option from Shades of Light! It comes in navy and rust. I love both.

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moving update and kid party favors

{photo credit --- my little otter on etsy}

We’re in! And we have a yellow door. I’ll share that with you soon. After a week off from work and everything else really, we are officially moved into our new home but not completely settled. We have way too much unpacking to do and a lot of decorating needed. We’ll take it slow since we also have a little someone’s birthday bash to focus on. Continue reading

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