I think shopping for a rug is the equivalent to
shopping for blue jeans. . .
You need the item,
you just can’t seem to find one that will do?
I have been rug shopping for a year.
On and off.
Why couldn’t I find a rug (or jeans)?
1. I am cheap.
2. I measured and remeasured trying to find the perfect fit.
3. I wanted something basic, yet with personality.
4. Did I mention that I am cheap?
A trip to my in-laws farm turned up some old barn wood.
Special barn wood.
Barn wood from the family barn.
It needed a special project.
To be displayed in a prominent place.
I see all of these beautiful, neutral rooms that I LOVE.
So, I begin to remove all bright colors from my rooms.
Then, I see a great lamp at the thrift store.
It is beautiful.
I cannot resist.
I fully intend on selling it,
or using it in a client’s house.
I would have to call my decorating style “eclectic.”
Which I think is a fancy decorating word for,
“I just can’t decide, so I will go with them all.”
“Eclectic” sounds like a real style.
“I just can’t make up my mind” doesn’t.
Through my wishy-washiness,
one element has stood the test of time with me.
I am a person who sees decorating possibility in everything.
This can be a great trait when you are working on a tight budget.
It allows you to buy things at a bargain that most people overlook.
You can see past the rust,
the dated fabric,
I have been seeing gallery walls all over the place.
I think they are so interesting.
I love the mix of pictures.
I have no shortage of pictures in my house.
I set about collecting a group of them, and started hanging.
I like the results.