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We got our new carpet in last week and we are loving it! As I mentioned before, it's the new Martha Stewart carpet at Home Depot, and even the guys putting it in were talking about how soft it is! What's even better - it is so affordable and has a lifetime stain warranty! (And no, they aren't paying me to say this stuff!!)

Here's my crazy Lucy, checking out the carpet the first time. We have spent every evening hanging out on the floor, just enjoying the softness of it. I considered hardwoods in here, but I wanted to go for a cozy feel, and so glad I did!

Also, I'm going to share some pics of the progress of my new room, but be warned I still have a long way to go! I am getting a lot of inspiration from reading other blogs, so wanted to share my fun finds with you guys as well!

I've almost finished painting the room, doing it myself instead of paying Hugo who quoted me $350.00 for the room - no thank you Hugo. The color I chose is the same color Sherry and John used in their living room, from Young House Love. It's Glidden's Sand White, but I actually mixed it using the Behr Premium Plus primer and paint in one. This is the first time I've tried the primer and paint in one, and it is wonderful!

I've been searching high and low for a window treatment for the room, and didn't want to pay to have something custom made. I was reading La Dolce Vita two weeks ago and saw this idea from Knight Moves using a $25.00 duvet cover from Wal-Mart!!

I haven't actually hung mine up yet, but I did stick them up by the windows, and I'm excited about how it's going to turn out! Here are some in process pics, plus the new consignment couch I found at Classic Treasures in Durham! Once I'm done painting, the floors will go in and then comes the fun part - accessories!

Your input, opinions and ideas are welcome!


  1. Ewww.. love the window treatment pattern.. very cute. I have heard about ths carpet but havent actually experienced it myself. I've heard good things, though, and it looks good.

  2. The colors are fabulous and what a deal to find it at Walmart! That is looking fabulous!

  3. Hey! I just found you via Brooklyn Limestone. I love your blog and think we should be friends.

    Let me know what you think.

    I am in the middle of doing our guest room in an eerily similar manner. Same duvet. Same color scheme. Ha!

    Have a great week!!

  4. carpet looks comfy! and that inspiration photo is to die for!! LOVE! good luck with the project.

  5. I love to watch the transformations! It's going to be lovely! I'm working on the nursery in my house, & talk about slow progress...


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