Before heading back home yesterday in time to watch the Ravens game, Jen and I stopped at a few stores to look for accent furniture. Now that my walk-in closet is nearly complete, I am redecorating my bedroom. I loved Anthropologie’s crowned crane duvet cover, so I bought it over seven months ago, hoping that I would still love it when I began the decorating process.
Thankfully, I’m happy that I made the purchase and am now trying to pull together other elements in the room. I’ve ordered a new bed, but since it has yet to arrive, I’m finding it difficult to make some decisions regarding other furniture in the room. Jen and I found an adorable nightstand at Home Goods, though I ended up not purchasing it. I have so many design ideas—they just aren’t cohesive!
My goal is to finish my closet and my bedroom before my hectic school, work, and internship schedule sets in, so I spent the bulk of the day working on a DIY project. I knew that I wanted to incorporate a chevron pattern somewhere in one of my rooms and I decided that a rug would be the most doable. However, when I began searching for a rug, I was disappointed by the selection. I wanted a large and bold pattern, which limited my options. Instead of settling with a different rug, I bought a plain white one from Ikea.
Knowing that I would need to be meticulous and extremely concentrated, I avoided this project for a few weeks. As soon as I finished nannying this morning, I came home to tackle this project. Apparently you do use geometry in real life. I measured the dimensions of the rug then created a template to use for the pattern. Despite measuring it exactly and using a protractor to construct perfect angles, the design was off a bit.
I nearly gave up after attempting to find an effective method several different ways, but I ended up reverting to a free-hand technique. Five hours later, my pattern is taped to the rug and I’m pleased with the results. Leave it to my dad to tell me that he doesn’t think that the tape will last over time. I kindly explained that I will be painting the rug and removing the tape. I have to pick out a color tomorrow, but stay tuned for the finished project!
Time to watch The Bachelor!
Are you good with completing tedious tasks? I would have given up almost instantly if I didn’t want a chevron rug so badly!
Are you watching this season of The Bachelor?