Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our Carpet Dilemma

Here's the dilemma..  our lovely (used to be) wool carpet is four years old and suffering badly.  Back then we took our time and picked the extra heavy duty kind that could handle the little and big kids.

Now its proven to be a bit of a dud.   boo.

What a waste - this stuff was not cheap!

carpet we thought could handle all!

It flattens and looks worn in high traffic areas - like the hallway and some parts of the bedrooms.

Any water marks actually stain - ??? I'm gob smacked on this one.

And we're left with carpet that never actually looks clean, or good.  Very annoying to say the least.  And I may be weird, but whenever I'm walking around the house I always look at the floor (just so I can pick up any bits and pieces visitors may notice) - so things like this stick out for me.

Now we've both had quite enough...    either we check the warranty on this, see if there's anything we can do.  Or we decide to can it completely, and look at other options.

On a positive (and there's only one I can see) we can go ahead and start painting the trims without worrying too much about the carpet.
So, a yay for paint!

Now the other options I mentioned is where I'm at (for today anyway), and also where I'm a bit stuck.

Replace the carpet with carpet..   go back to the floorboards (too messy for us with a bub in the house)  -  what other options do we have?  I'm not sure...    I definitely need inspiration and new ideas.

So if anyone is reading (anyone? insert echo here ;) )  I would love to hear your ideas.

Cheerio for now,

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

An Owl for Amy

We're slowly working bit by bit to turn a small bedroom into a (hopefully) beautiful nursery for Amy.
This is the wall behind the door - which also hides her change station.

I'm hoping to build up a small collection of prints, photos, art (& nicknacks!) on this wall to captivate her imagination...  work in progress :)

We finally went frame shopping in town this weekend, and found a couple of lovely plain white ones for the etsy print we bought for Amy's room.  My idea behind it was to get two identical frames to hang on the wall that would ground the (future) collection in some way.

The barn owl prints at JPG Photography (etsy) are so beautiful.

Our print has this lovely metallic sheen that seems to turn it into something magical.  Its so difficult to describe, I hope my photos do it some small justice.

there's a lovely metallic sheen to this print that you're missing ;)

I also had a photo of Emily at the beach enlarged too.  This image was modified to look like a watercolour/drawing in photoshop.  I did this a couple of years ago now and had the print in storage ever since, just waiting for the opportunity to hang it up.  (I simply followed an online tutorial to create this effect)

Emily loves that its hanging in her little sis' bedroom!

So here they are side by side.  I can't wait to add the next bits...

Cheerio for now!

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