Today we went furniture shopping. Bedroom furniture shopping to be exact. It’s crazy how over the past 11 years of marriage that you there are so many things you replace, but furniture, save for breaking something, tends not be one of them.
And when you have kids…well…forget it.
I finally broke down and donated my dining table (that was about 9 years old) to a church last year and replaced it with a Paula Deen masterpiece. I swear we still dont sit there, but it sure does look pretty in my dining room!
This year I am bound and determined to do three things:
1) Replace my bedroom furniture. Right now I go in there and it feels like the kids took Toys R Us, sprinkled in some madness, and dumped out 9 loads of laundry. In other words, its far from relaxing. I want a sanctuary. A kid free, baby free, life free zone of zen.
2) I want to fix up the play room. Currently its a jumped mess of toy boxes and large plastic toys pushed up against the three walls in no particular fashion. It needs a lot of work, paint, shelves, and organization.
3) Find a design from my living room. You wouldn’t know it, but I seriously replaced my living room furniture like 2 years ago. They were beyond embarrassing so we passed them on and I bought a couch and a loveseat, where four pieces recline, to lounge in the living area. Pretty much the cats have destroyed them beyond belief. Unfortunately since that $3K is still fresh in my head as lit on fire, I am just sticking to redecorating the living area instead.
The first thing we did was replace the nasty contractor grade carpet into (fake) wood flooring.
Pre-wood floors with super old and tiny rug:
One thing I didn’t realize with the new floors was the change in the sound in the room. Everything was incredible loud with no carpet to muffle it. I also didn’t realize how much WORK the floors were. If I hated vacuuming, I can tell you that I hate seeing marks, streaks, and footprints more. I cant really fix that I have come to discover, but at-least I can tell when the floor is ACTUALLY clean or just appears to be clean (like with carpet).
It wasn’t long before we knew that we needed to put a rug back down to give Little P, who had yet to begin crawling, a softer spot to land his head during his many crashes.
Ironic that we replace the carpet to laminate to buy a rug? HA!
But seriously it feels and look so much better and I am slowly redecorating. The rug really provides a centerpiece and some color scheme to what would otherwise be a very boring room.
This particular rug is by Mohawk Home, and you can find out more about them and their designs here:
It took me along time to pick one since there were so many that were perfect. I had to close my eyes and take a risk and it worked out! Of course, we had it down all of 2 hours before the cats had puked on it (really…800 sq feet of wipe-able floor and they pick the carpeted area?) and P had gotten poop on it. Don’t ask.
I am happy to report in both cases it cleaned up flawlessly, a task that wouldn’t have been so easy with the carpet prior.
CONTEST WIN! WIN! WIN!
If you are anything like me, you could also use some help in the decorating department. Or a “kick in the butt to start decorating” department, so courtesy of Mohawk, they are offering a loyal MomDot reader a chance to win size 5×8 rug out of their collection (anything under $400) , which you can see here.
I do not run many contests on MomDot, but feel passionate about this one! I am going to do it in Rafflecopter to make it a very easy entry for you, so please wait a moment for it to load.
review product and prize provided courtesy of Mohawk Rugs