A lot of you have been wondering what in the world we are going to do with that maroon carpet in the studio. Yikes--us, too! We knew it needed to go and the grave was officially dug when we took no care in covering it when we sprayed the room crisp white. So, it is gone-zo and we're all smiles about it.
We have been narrowing our flooring options down for the studio over the past few days. Eventually, this room will probably be carpeted like Greta's if we are blessed with another little one down the road. But until that happens--and who knows when that will be--wall to wall carpet in my art studio just isn't my style. So we scratched wall-to-wall off the list. Which left a hardwood laminate floor and an area rug (who doesn't love that combination) as the shining front runner. In trying to decide what flooring to lay under the area rug, we had a semi-big break yesterday. Let me take you on the little treasure hunt. You see, on the side of our house, beyond the overgrown bushes and in the carport...
There's our little shed.
That we hardly ever use and is relatively empty--which is comical, because our garage is packed!
And in that shed, we found 5 boxes of laminate flooring. The same flooring that is used throughout the first floor of our home--which seemed like a probable solution for the studio.
The only issue is, there is just under 80 sq feet of the flooring and we need about 100 sq feet. Oh, AND the flooring is discontinued. Also, we don't really like the laminate. Eventually we want to replace the flooring in our house, but we're not in a position to do that now. So, after a long discussion about what to do--get flooring we really like and hope it's still available when we replace the rest of our flooring down the road, or spend a little bit of money to get just one more box of hopefully a good matching laminate--we decided to see if we can find a good match first. Of course we'll keep you posted on our hunt. What would you do?
In the meantime, we'll be back tomorrow with photos of our new painted ceiling. Chris will be picking up the paint after work, so whichever paint color is ahead at 5pm MST will be our winner (cast your vote here if you haven't already--it's close!). And, we will have area rug choices for you tomorrow to vote on--who's excited?!
P.S. While you're in the voting mood, don't forget to vote for our Exterior Melodrama right here.