I’m just gonna apologize right now. I didn’t have time to white balance these photos so everything seems a little off.
The good news is…you get to see the playroom rug!
We went with the GREEN!
I’m very predictable aren’t I? I didn’t have the guts to do the orange and the rest just seemed like they would get too dirty or compete with my pouf….and yes, I am that cheap that I didn’t want to purchase another pouf.
And the boys are giving it a giant thumbs up. Even this sick little kid with the perma-smile, grinned a little bit bigger when he got to crawl all over it.
It ended up costing $292 including tax and free shipping after the 75% off sale at RugsUSA.com….I had a coupon code for an additional twenty bones off that and so I got it for $272. That’s a super price for a nice thick wool rug that is 11’6″ by 8’6″.
The only complaint that I have is that this beast sheds like a wooly mammoth. I read the reviews that said it would take a couple weeks of regular vacuuming before it stopped and I have noticed that it tapered off. When I sit down there to play, I used to get up looking like a green Chewbacca….now it looks more like the Jolly Green Giant’s wife just forgot to shave her legs. Progress I tell ya. Progress 🙂
Overall, it’s definitely a step in the right direction. There are a few more things in this space to finish before I can call it complete though.
I need to finish patching/repainting the holes from the shelves.
I also want to sew some simple shades for the windows. I think the ‘brag wall’ needs a few more magnet boards too….ya know…for more masterpieces.
I started on the little gallery wall above the toy cubbies. It’s not complete yet….I’m waiting on a bear head to arrive. I instagrammed a picture of it (you didn’t know you actually had to follow me there too?! @bowerpowerblog) and I can’t wait to see it up. Also…I need to get a trucker hat and a pair of sunglasses for the bear head. #notkidding
The artwork here is just what was already in the frames….don’t judge me.
I think that I will need to order photos of the boys and then also pop in a few cheap/easy printables/artwork. Nothing too serious.
Oh and did I mention the cubbies? I had some gift cards from my birthday and it helped me purchase those plastic toy bins which are FANTASTIC. I got them at Target and I had been searching for the bigger size boxes (the little fabric ones didn’t hold enough!) and these are easy to clean and so far, have held up great to the Abuser….aka Weston.
We also have on more big basket of toys and then a few that live on the floor but otherwise, we purged SO many. It felt GREAT. And the fantastic thing is….everything has a home and we know where it goes.
The other area I would love to address is this little nook. I hate that it has a door to the garage. I wish it were just a closet where I could put craft supplies, board games and the toys that live on the floor. Maybe one day. For now, I think we need to build a custom unit for the craft supplies. Something not very deep and that would be a spot for all those randoms.
Oh and we need a new light fixture in here too. Something a little more indestructible. I’m thinking metal….or wood….or Kryptonite because my little Supermen will find a way!
So congrats to all you who voted GREEN! You totally read my mind. And let the play time begin!