An eagle-eyed reader noted that the grey chevron rug that we put upstairs is the same rug that used to reside in our living room. You know, the rug that I photographed for this living room “after” post, in which I declared that I had finally – finally! – achieved a look that I was happy with.
And then my dogs destroyed my rug.
Or…they didn’t destroy it, exactly…they just sort of “made it their own”, and even though I was able to clean it, I wasn’t able to return it to living room centerpiece-appropriate condition. Besides, I have always wanted to own a cowhide rug (and I mean always, as far back as I can remember caring about things like rugs), and so when I spotted a faux (and thus easier-to-clean) version on sale…
Done. (And Scotchgarded within an inch of its life.)
Another thing that happened more or less simultaneously with the rug destruction: our ’50s-style coffee table collapsed in an unfixable way. This was unsurprising – it was really cheaply made, and did not stand up particularly well to our son’s desire to ride it like a horse around our living room – but still: argh.
What I chose to replace it: a rustic farmhouse-type table with big metal wheels and a distressed top that makes an excellent surface for toy-car chases (and allows for the resultant occasional ding).
Like the look? Here’s how to get it yourself: