Thursday, January 19, 2012

Around Here

I recently found some Persian rugs on clearance at Homegoods for $25!
Yes, my hardwood floors are orange. Trust me, it's on the list.   
Of course, I had to get one, and actually bought one for my friend Becky too (she paid me back). It now sits in my entry replacing this one that I bought for $20 at an estate sale . . .
While I still love this rug, unfortunately, my puppy has had a couple of "accidents" on it, and it has a couple of large bleached out stains on it. Ugggh. I'm going to check into having it professionally cleaned (my amateur cleaning didn't do much good), but for now the new one is taking its place. 

Speaking of my puppies, when I left the room for a moment to get something, I came back to my seat on the sofa to start my blog post to find this . . . 
Seat stealers! And I think Zoe is trying to take over my blog as well. She's basically sitting on poor Piper. Aren't they the cutest?

And some of you (namely Nelya) have admonished me for teasing the painting of my basement room Hague Blue and not showing you at least a sneak peek. So, I ran downstairs and snapped a shot to give you an idea of what it looks like. So, without further ado, ta da . . .
I hung one of Matt's photos on the wall just to show you the contrast.
This is about all you're gonna get for now for several reasons. A. There's a bunch of furniture in the middle of the room. B. We need new carpet down there and C. It will be a while before the room comes together because we need to get a new sofa upstairs so we can move the old one (the one the dogs were lying on) downstairs. This will take time. But, I love the color. I may have mentioned this before, but this room has NO windows, no natural light, so rather than fight that, I decided to embrace it and paint the room a dark blue (Sherwin Williams color-matched Farrow & Ball's Hague Blue in semi gloss). It's very cozy and enveloping. I can't wait to share the final product, but it may be a little while so please bear with me. 

So is there anything new going on around your house?

20 comments:

nkp said...

You mean, Nelya, please bear with me??? ;0)

I LOVE it! I love that you made no attempt to fight the dark basement situation and just went with it. It is such a rich, beautiful color and brass, my love of which knows no limits, looks stunning against those fabulous walls.

Oh, this is going to be good. Really good.

nkp said...

Oh gosh, in all my excitement I forgot about the rug. It's a beauty. And a steal!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

love your walls!!!

too bad about your pretty blue rug. Have you ever tried Bac-Out? we swear by it for doggy accidents.

Ashley said...

$25?! I've struck out at Homegoods as of late, but that's a fabulous deal. And your basement sneak peak (you little tease) is looking fabulous!

Sam, Leave The Nest Up To Me said...

Great deal on the rug and I'm digging the paint color in the basement. You gotta work with what you've got!

Sharon@house58blog.com said...

I have the same seat stealing issue in my home, but I have 3 of them!

My Crafty Home-Life said...

The rug is fab...give the dogs a break, you know how hard it is to watch someone else on a laptop! I am working on a dining room makeover..if you want to take a peak.

Karena said...

Wow I have got to get to Homegoods! It is gorgeous, is it wool? I love your dogs at work!!

xoxo
Karena

Art by Karena

Melissa Crochet said...

Kathy, you scored on the rug! I can't believe it was only $25. Your dogs are amazing and so is that paint color.

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

In love with the paint! I had considered painting my family room a very dark navy but it's the only room that faces south and it gets the most beautiful light all day long - so I did a 180 and went white. Also, I've had very good luck with that dry carpet cleaner they sell at Lowes. Get the spot treatment too. I think its called Capture - it works really well.

My Many Moments said...

You have motivated me to stop by HomeGoods tomorrow! I love your rugs and for $25 bucks! What a find.

Emily | Recently said...

Seriously drooling over your basement color! I've been thinking of painting our guest bath and now I think I NEED to! Seriously, a Persian rug for $25?!? You find the best deals! Your pups are the cutest things ever, btw!

HG Insider said...

We love those rugs you found at HomeGoods!

Fran said...

Love your walls, too!! How exciting and your pups are so darn cute!! I want to give both of them a big hug!! :)

Erin said...

$25 whaaaaaaat?!

Love the Hague. Going to be a sexy basement!

Chateau À Gogo said...

Love the rug!! We got a Goldendoodle puppy for Christmas. We need to have a puppy play-date.

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to match Hague. Several tries so far. Not sure I'm getting it. What did you use to have them match? A paper swatch? I would like to match at Ben Moore...

My Interior Life said...

Hi Anonymous. I didn't use anything to colormatch; Sherwin Williams just had the Farrow & Ball formula in their computer. You might just ask Benjamin Moore; they might have it too.

Anonymous said...

many thanks. painters coming next week. furiously testing wrong colors. the interwebs have been useless on a real solution.

My Interior Life said...

Oh, also, Anonymous, if you send me an email with your information I can email you the formula on the top of my paint can. I'd be happy to do it if you're interested. My email is: themcgeesr@comcast.net.