The first time I walked through the doors of our home I saw it. It was kinda hard to miss.
Green carpet. Oh, sure, it wasn’t everywhere. There were hardwood floors in the kitchen and breakfast nook, slate in the entry and mudroom, neutral carpet in the family room and bedrooms.
But everywhere else there was green carpet. Up the staircase which greets you from the front door and running down the upstairs hallway. In the office to the right of the entry and in the living room and dining room to the left.
Green carpet. It wasn’t the most offensive shade of green but it certainly wasn’t doing the house any favors!
I didn’t hesitate for a second about buying this house because it ticked so many of the boxes and besides…I would be replacing that green carpet lickety split, right?
Fast forward almost 5 years and we finally replaced the carpet in the living room, dining room and office. But, frankly I was stumped about the upstairs hallway. You see, the bedroom carpets were in really good shape and they were a nice neutral shade. We didn’t want to have to replace them but we also had to take into consideration the flooring in the other parts of the house. Slate in the entry (right below this hallway), hardwood floors in the kitchen and carpet in other rooms). That’s a lot of different things going on!
So, after hemming and hawing and pondering and questioning I FINALLY made a decision!
And the upstairs hallway got new hardwood floors!
Green carpet? What green carpet? It’s always looked like this, right?
Now, I have to admit something. While I was writing this post I was thinking about how many people are going to tell me they don’t like my yellow walls. That yellow is “out”. So I hesitated.
I almost didn’t share this makeover.
But, you know what? 5 years later I still love my yellow walls. I mean, come on people! I live in Oregon. I gotta get my ‘sunshine’ one way or another, right?
And, are you ready for another confession? That lamp isn’t plugged in.
Because there is no outlet on that wall. But there SHOULD be one!
So, I put a lamp there anyway. Just for looks.
And it is a looker of a lamp, isn’t it?
And, since I’m already confessing things I might as well fess up about my addiction to trays. I gravitate to them in a store like my son gravitates to pie crust.
Oh and baskets…I’m kind of addicted to them too. This one perfectly softens up the hardwood and is filled with old quilts.
And yes…that is another basket in our master bedroom. It’s a problem. I know.
Thanks so much for meeting me at the Fence today!