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New Jute Rug in the Living Room

By Cozy.Cottage.Cute. on Nov 10, 2012

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If you haven't noticed by now, I'm pretty much the girl who says she will post about stuff and then never does. Well, eventually I do, but usually about a year later than I said I would. Whoopsie.

I am fully aware that I still have to give updates and/or posts on:

- how to build our front window box
- my blond to brown hair makeover
- whether or not we decided to keep the schoolhouse light fixture from Lowe's in our bedroom
- pictures of my wedding dress
- what happened with our basement renovation
- a burlap flower tutorial (oh man that was like, three years ago)
- our new living room rug
- what we did with those antique corbels
- how I wash my Ikea slipcovers
- the rest of the questions and answers from the FAQ post
- etc.
- etc.
- etc.

I haven't forgotten. They are all floating around in my brain giving me that you-have-things-you-should-be-doing-right-now feeling all the time.

I really could use a personal assistant to help me run my life. You can leave your resume at the end of this post, m'kay?

Anyway, I am very excited that I can finally update you on our living room rug that we purchased in the spring. Yes, in the spring. It's been folded up in a corner of our sun room since we brought it home. 

Why folded up in the corner you ask? Well, when Alex started our basement renovation (cough, cough, two years ago, cough, cough) we brought some furniture up into the living room - including our giant t.v. and t.v. stand. They made the living room sooooo crowded. When we finally took the plunge and bought the rug, I didn't want to put it in our overly crowded, not how I like it, unfinished living room. I wanted to wait until the extra furniture was gone and the living room was all nicey-nice again. 

Yes, I know how silly that sounds. 

One night when we were talking, Alex mentioned that it was kind of crazy that I finally got the rug that I've always wanted and it was just sitting there not being used while I waited for the "perfect" time to put it out. Especially since we have two large dogs and a baby boy. Dear self: I am sorry to burst your bubble but your perfect rug will not stay perfect for long. 

So, I called my father in-law over yesterday to help me move some furniture out of the living room while Alex was at work. I disconnected all of his Internet, PlayStation, and gizmo-gadget cables and crossed my fingers that he wouldn't lose his mind when he came home. It pretty much took me all day but I finally got the living room sort of back to normal.

With a new rug! Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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(If you try this at home, make sure you have an open beer and a pizza waiting when your hubs gets home so he doesn't get mad that he no longer has a giant t.v. in the living room to watch all of his weird boy shows with guns and horses.)

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The rug does exactly what I hoped it would do. It ties all of the furniture in the long, narrow room together. (I posted about the awkward layout here.) The rug just fits under the front two legs of all the couches and chairs, just like the decorating magazines say to do. (I just high-fived myself in my mind right there.)

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In case you were wondering, the rug is jute and fully reversible. It was purchased from Muskoka Living interiors and we went with the largest size they had (9x12). They had several other jute rug styles but we chose the one with the lowest pile to minimize pulls from the dogs.

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I have quite a few more items on my list to finish off this room (window treatments, lighting, wall art, cushions, corbels, etc.) but don't worry I'll make sure to share as I finish off those items. :)

Have a great weekend!

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