Monday, March 14, 2011

When You are Worried About the Future, Redecorate Your Living Room

Yeah, so I have been a little nervous lately for a variety of reasons I will not go into here. Needless to say I had to channel that somewhere and my mind kept coming back to my living room. I found myself spending countless hours searching the Internet for area rugs and throw pillows. I hated my area rug. It was wrinkled in several places and I could never straighten it. I was over it. I also had some pictures I never did get framed 4 years after saving a place for them behind the couch. The new chairs seemed to be insulted, having to sit in this half completed mess of a room. If I can't get my life together at least I can finish my living room.

So I finally framed the pictures and replaced the rug. The rug was a tough one since the chairs had such a loud pattern. I wanted my living room to be grown up but also quirky and fun so no classic oriental pattern would do. Last, the room is very small because I live in a small apartment because the east coast is expensive, yo. I discovered shag rugs and decided maybe texture was a better solution that pattern. I thought about it for several weeks and had to decide if I really was the person that was going to buy a gold shag rug. But in the end I decided I was, I was indeed that person. Does gold shag say grown up but still quirky? I think it does. Or maybe I will hate it in a few months. Hope not.

I still have to replace those horrible pillows. I have several picked out on Etsy. What do you think? (Ed. note: Mark tried to fix my wonky formatting on these pics but then he got frustrated and I got a lecture about how to upload pics which I was not in the mood for so they remain wonky)

Penmanship Pillow