I meant to post and let you know that it’s official – the awful evergreen carpet in our living room is gone. The hardwoods underneath need a little bit of cleanup – we’ll sand them in a couple weeks and lay down a couple layers of floor wax to shine them up. But overall, I’m pleased that the carpet is finally up and out of there. I pulled the rug that was in our sunroom into the living room and now NOTHING in the living room matches – evergreen/pink/cream rug, black/grey loveseat, black chair, country blue/cream sofa, seamist green curtains, white walls. It’s a room for college kids, not adults in their 30s. But it’ll keep that look until we save up enough money to buy all new furniture – which could be one year or ten years. Who knows?
Now that the living room carpet is gone, the evergreen carpeting in the adjoining dining room doesn’t look so bad – it’s not as overwhelming as it was when the combined rooms had that color. It was just so dark.
Ace has volunteered to give us a large cream rug for the living room, at which point I may move the evergreen/pink/cream rug into the dining room to give the floor a bit more interest. It’ll totally clash with the previous owner’s wallpaper in there, but I hope to take that off in the next six months, so it’s not like it would be like that for long.
This week’s project is to strip the wallpaper in our bedroom and paint. I started that project but got nowhere fast – it really goes faster with two people doing it. Hopefully Denis and I can tackle a wall tonight. I’d love to have it completely stripped by tomorrow night, paint primer on Wednesday, then paint the color on Thursday night before my parents arrive in town for the weekend. We bought a delightful buttery yellow to go on the walls. I also painted the interior door we’re going to use as a headboard in a nice bright royal/navy blue color – a nice contrast to the light yellow walls. I really need to take a picture of the room before we get started and show you all what the “before” shot is. Because right now the room is awful.
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