No to the Rug and Yes to the Rug

10.28.2010

Most of the time I change things up around here just to see how something would look. Ideas just pop in my head out of the blue and then I am changing things up. Sometimes they are good ideas and sometimes not. Then there are circumstances that call for a change to be made. Yep, that would be Miss Bailey having an accident on my jute rug in the dining room while I was away. I think she went through separation anxiety because I found three more spots upstairs on the carpet. Ugh!!



I kind of like it better without the rug.


Mr. Savvy has always had a problem with so many rugs covering these floors.
I won't have to worry about spills anymore. If I get another rug it will probably be seagrass
since they can be cleaned. Jute cannot!


So I took out the small seagrass rug in my sitting room and replaced it with the large stained rug from the dining room. Good thing is the newest stain is under the recliner and the other tiny stains from when she was a pup are under the sofa. I thought the stains would be hidden and they are. Hooray!


I love the look of this larger rug in here. Makes it so much cozier and intimate.
Now we will see how long it can stay without getting ruined by you know who and the occasional throw up of Rusty the cat! I hope they don't aim for this rug.

View from the other side.

I know I keep changing this wall. I removed the black sconces and added these horse photos I already had. I am on the lookout for some vintage candle sconces. Until then it is like this.


Linking to The Shabby Chic Cottage for transformation Thursday.

A lot of you guessed what I was doing today in my last post. You will have to wait and see next week. Are you getting your before and afters ready?

Y'all come back now,

KIM

58 comments:

  1. I love the yellows on the walls. Been thinking about doing the same thing here. What paint did you use?

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  2. Very, very NICE!!! I like the rug!

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  3. The dining room walls are Stuart Gold by Benjamin Moore and the walls in the sitting room are a caramel color called Roxbury Caramel by Benjamin Moore.

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  4. Looking good, Kim! I like the dining room without the rug, and I love the larger rug in the sitting room.

    My rugs have to pass the spots-won't-show-on-this test. Two indoor doggies. What can you say? Stuff happens.

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  5. The large rug looks great! We have hardwood and tile in our house along with some wall to wall carpeting. We also have a couple cats. With all the "bare" areas to occasionally throw up on, why is it they always manage to be on the carpet? Oh well, we love them and the little green machine carpet cleaner works wonders! Your home is beautiful!

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  6. I have never really liked rugs under dining tables or understood the risk...seems like a spill just waiting to happen and look how beautiful your floor is! I would vote for not covering it up. And the spots so discretely hidden by the furniture in the family room...wow did you get lucky and it looks great in there. Just took a the tour of your "cave" below and I think I could hibernate there all winter!

    ~jermaine

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  7. Very nice changes Kim.

    I understand cat vomit all too well. Lol! :)

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  8. Our fur babies somehow just find the rugs don't they. The change up looks nice!!

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  9. I love the look of the jute rug in the sitting room Kim - you were right - very warm and cozy.
    The Dining Room looks great with no rug too. Enjoy the rest of your week!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  10. I feel your pain Kim. Same issue...Glad you could hide those and still use the rug(kind of like my porch pumpkin). Love the changes in both rooms:)

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  11. I feel your pain with the jute. I will not buy another one as it's impossible to clean pet stains !! I really like your dining room without the rug as your floors are beautiful. *Becca*

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  12. Very nice, it does look nice in the living room. That works out great that the stains are hidden.

    I didn't know that jute wasn'r cleanable. I was going to buy one, glad I didn't. I will look for seagrass instead. Thanks!

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  13. I am indifferent about the rug. But I have to say that I love your dining room and your floors. So beautiful. One day my floors will be clean again...after my son is no longer a toddler!

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  14. Hi Kim, isn't it great that the rug switcheroo worked out. I moved our oriental rug out of the dining room (which is darkened) into the office and like it. I am also looking at a bare wood floor and kind of like it, too. Linda

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  15. Pets and kids both always manage to get ill on the carpet or upholstered furniture. :D

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  16. Hey Kim - First off LOVE the new arrangment over your couch in the sitting room and second the larger rug looks great in there. I have a 6"9 jute rug in my family room and the same thing happened to me this summer during a thunder storm our pooch gets terrified and has an accident.I was all ready to throw it out and my husband took it outside and hosed the whole thing off and we hung it over the deck to dry.It came out looking brand new with no stains!! I guess the key was wetting the whole rug down. Martina

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  17. i must agree also with removing the rug from the diningroom. we did the same here a few years back and love it.

    also if anyone is prone to allergies...the less rugs, the better.

    if it's any consolation, i found a great product called nature's miracle that you squirt on pets stains and it removes stain and odor. works great, especially with our new puppy. i have jute runners & rug in livingroom that got hit by "you know who" and no residual stains. ;)

    judi ;)

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  18. Hey Martina, I was thinking about doing that. Probably will if it gets spots on it in that room. I don't know why pets aim for rugs and carpet.

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  19. Hi Kim, I also like the dining room without the rug. Now you really notice your beautiful hardwood floors.
    xo, Sherry

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  20. Kim, those beautiful, shiny wood floors in the d.r. look wonderful. Love the rug in the sitting room. I always love what you do, and I can't imagine that any move you make in your home could be a mistake. laurie

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  21. Love the new look in the dining room without the rug. And your sitting room is so cozy. The larger rug looks great! ~Susie

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  22. Nothing like puking pets and carpeting. I never thought the time would come when we DIDN'T have a pet of some sort...but, right now, that seems to be the way our life is working. I usually go rugless in the summer and add the rugs back in the winter here. Even with heat on, the floors get cold sometimes. This year I was too lazy to even get the rugs up for summer. It's funny, I had a bare dining room floor for a couple of years and then found a rug I absolutely loved..on sale, of course, and it looks like it was hand loomed for my dining room. So, for right now, we are rugged! I love your floors bare though..and I think in the South it is easier to carry that off. Diana

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  23. Well, thats a good day's work, (my guess was wrong) and it all looks wonderful! :D

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  24. Hey Kim, I love the dining room without the rug, your floors are beautiful and it seems more spacious... I did the same thing after a big fur ball made a stain on my rug. oh, the things we do for love....

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  25. Don't you just hate those little reminders that a pet had a hard day? Great idea to switch the rug to the sitting room - it's great there!

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  26. Which is why I don't have carpet anymore. I buy my rugs at Ballard Designs and they are for outdoors. But this past week I couldn't get Clyde the cat's throw-up out of the red one in my garden room, so will take it outside. My husband wants carpet so bad, but he doesn't clean up the mess. So no. Why is it they head straight for whatever rug is around? If Clyde is going to throw up, it's a clear bet he will head for a rug! I'll have some things ready for next week.
    Brenda

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  27. Oh I feel your pain! We have a little dog and 2 cats and we also have the ocassional mishap! I did not know jute could not be washed. It would not survive more than a week at my house.
    I love the rug in your sitting room. It does make the room very cozy.
    Your floors are gorgeous!!!!! I would never hide them!
    xo Yvonne

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  28. That looks nice. Don prefers a rug under his feet because he doesn't like to wear slippers.

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  29. The rug looks good there, Kim. Lucky the stains are in the right places, huh? LOL....Christine

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  30. Oh, that is why I have loved the hardwood floors. My cat does his puking about every other week. We are seeking to down size and unfortunately the place we hope to be buying has wall to wall carpet (which I have always HATED!!...ah well---I hope my cat doesn't destroy the place if we do move!)

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  31. Like the changes you made. Everything looks real nice. The joys of having pets! Love & blessings from NC!

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  32. Looks great, Kim...and with two dogs, I so get this LOL! We picked our furniture and rug colors with our dogs in mind...

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  33. Maybe sweet Bailey just gets a decorating itch every now and again and needs to give you a hint or two to get you to re-arrange your rugs! ;-)

    I love how the dining room looks without the rug, and it works perfectly in your sitting room!

    Kat :)

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  34. I love the bare wood in the dining room. We intended to get a rug in our dining room (which my hubby also complained about), but I couldn't find one I liked. I finally decided I'd prefer it without. Makes cleaning up after my 3 and 6 year olds a bit easier anyhow =) Thank you for your comments about my living room. It means a lot to me as I love your home and style so much!

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  35. I have sea grass wall-to-wall in certain areas of two different houses. With our collection of dogs, it's perfect! It's organic nature makes it very "friendly", even with my two new puppies. Talk about accidents! :-(

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  36. I got way too distracted by everything else in the rooms to notice the rugs!

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  37. Oh, girl...no matter WHAT you do or change, it always looks like it came straight out of a beautiful decorating magazine. You do have the magic...

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  38. It is fun to move your furnishings around to other rooms to try out different settings.

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  39. Nice changes, great job!! Your home is beautiful! ~Liz =)

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  40. Hi Kim, I've always admired your sitting room paint color, so I typed in "paint" in the "search this blog" field over on your side bar. I can never get any results over there...is it me?
    Any way...glad you revealed here in the comments!!
    ~~Thanks

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  41. Kim, are you familiar with Nature's Miracle? It breaks down the proteins in animal stains and removes the stain and the lingering scent that any animal can still smell after we would clean a stain any other way.

    I'm thinking if you pour some Nature's Miracle directly on your stains - you have to wet them completely - and let it air dry, your stains may be lessened or gone all together.

    You can get it on line or at pet stores.

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  42. Hi Kim, I love your gorgeous wood floor in the dining room.I think the rug looks great in the sitting room.Your house is so beautiful it would look good anywhere.

    Kathy

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  43. and you can close the door when out of town. I love rugs under tables and chairs, especially with hard wood floors. But pets and rugs, just don't go together.

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  44. Kim that was so funny reading about the stains from the pets! We love our pets, but they do have accidents!! The rug looks great...keep a bottle of resolve carpet cleaner handy.

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  45. I did exactly the same thing a couple of years ago. I moved the seagrass rug from the dining room to the hearth room. I really like the look of the bare wood floors.

    Although and however :-), lately I've been entertaining the idea of finding another rug for the dining room.

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  46. Looks super. Your LR is so pretty and I love the rug in there. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  47. Love the rug in your sitting room. It really makes the room feel so warm and cozy!
    Kristen

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  48. Kim,
    I love your blog. I can't believe I haven't found you earlier. I had to become a follower, Yay!
    I love the rug and the room you have it in. The colors are so beautiful. I wouldn't want to cover those beautiful floors in your dining room either but I would worry about scratching them.
    Brooke

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  49. I really like the large rug in the sitting room. I keep going back & forth on whether I want a rug in the dining room. I love the wood floors but I love the look of a rug.

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  50. Oh Kim, I am glad I am not the only one who has to hide things. Our Sophie has two doggie doors, and you could hear her fly through her door coming inside when she had to do her business (on the rug), and fly right back out to play when she finished. Yea, I know, so backwards but we are now rug free thanks to her. I like the rug in your sitting room, to me rugs make areas cozier and I hope to be able to get another some day. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm

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  51. Love the changes you made! I find myself having to be a little creative for the sake of my furry little family members too!

    Sheila

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  52. Hey Kim, I know this doesn't belong on your blog, but I wanted to tell you thanks for stopping by and leaving such wonderful comments. I tried to post to your comment on my blog and couldn't get it to work that away. But I am gonna keep working at it, and if I can learn one new thing each day, I'll get there eventually. Thanks for coming over. A compliment from you goes a long way because I love your style. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm

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  53. I love the way you just get a whim and do it. That's one of the other reasons I started my blog. I want to do it instead of always just thinking about it. My girls are really wanting a little dog. I'd love to get them one but just don't know about all that responsibility. We're not home a lot and I'm afraid our house would be torn apart and little accidents everywhere. I may get brave enough one day. :)

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  54. I like the bare wood floors in the dining room. It really shows off the beautiful flooring. I tried an area rug in our dining room, but too many chair legs to deal with.
    Carol

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  55. Kim, those wood floors are beautiful! I like the dining room without a floor cover. ~ Sarah

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