I've brought the other jute rug (previously in the office portion of the living room, pre-checkered-floor) in to replace the muted greenish hook rug I had in the bedroom, which really did something fantastic for the room. I can't get over these jute rugs-- I love how they look and feel-- but what I really can't get over is the price and durability. Between us, the dog, our friends, the perpetual renovations, the soot and grit from the city, and the fact that they're second-hand already, I am just completely impressed by their quality. Hats off to them!
In other breaking news, After-Dinner Design was featured on another fabulous home design blog yesterday, called The D-I-Y Show Off Blog. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, check it out! It's packed full of wow-inspiring pictures of home renovation projects and is well-worth a look. A special thanks to Roeshel, the creator of the D-I-Y Showoff Blog, for including me on her site, but also for the words of encouragement she sent me late last night as I was fighting it out with Round-2 of the stencil wall. I needed all the positive energy I could get!
*Sorry for the dreadful picture quality-- I think it is almost more difficult to capture indoor photos during the day than it is at night, but I can try to recruit John to take some better photographs tomorrow... I did get this glamor shot of the dog sunning himself in our bedroom though-- he seems to approve of the changes.