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exciting news

By 11/11/2008

the basement is ALMOST done. so very close.

i ordered a rug from ebay yesterday (um, $79, including shipping!), and the wallpaper man came this morning to measure and give us a quote (super deal - only $150!).

i couldn't be more excited about the rug. i've been fantasizing about the cool slate floors covered with a yummy old persian carpet, so i've had my eye on ebay listings. i found this one yesterday and it was love at first site. delight in it:

here's what i'm after with the rug:

and i ordered the wallpaper on ebay this morning:

will have an 'after' photo soon, then ladies - we'll eat guacamole and talk dogs. count on it.


  1. Can't wait for the guac' and dog talk. Love the rug and the 'paper. Work it girl!

  2. nice choice of rug! it's got fantastic colors and will look amazing with that grasscloth wallpaper. can't wait to see photos!

  3. You may never seek the light of day again when the basement is finished. It's going to be so fantastic!

  4. can you do a post one of these days on how you search/shop on ebay because i still have no clue and end up getting flustered.


  5. persian rugs make a home feel cozy!

  6. i'm luvin' the inspiration photos. especially that dark dining/library. where have you been all my bloggety life? adding you!

  7. I have been looking for an AFFORDABLE farm table for awhile now, like in the picture you have posted here...those tables are great!!

    Jen Ramos
    '100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards & More'

  8. Have you hung your wallpaper yet? If so, did you do it yourself? We are contemplating grasscloth for our guest bath, and I'm wondering if we are coordinated enough to tackle hanging it ourselves...


  9. i paid a dude $150 to hang it. we put so much time and energy and $ into the basement already, i gave up.


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