breaking a sweat for my hardwood floors

It hit 80 degrees in Boston the other day, so I did what any normal person would do, I opened all of my windows, rolled up my 8' x 10' seagrass rug, and slipped it into a big plastic bag. And I did this ALONE. To call it a challenge is an understatement. At one point I was standing up with one foot on either end of the rolled rug, desperately trying to keep it from loosening up. Moments later, I sat in the middle of the rug (yes, straddling it), while I shimmied the plastic bag down the rolled rug in small sections. If you know me, yes, this is the part where I laughed out loud at how utterly ridiculous this whole idea was (and probably looked).

It would have been nice to have a crew like this to help me....

But I lack patience and didn't have anyone to call, and I really wanted to reveal my beautiful hardwood floors. I have had the same rug down for over three years and it was just starting to feel tired. My hard work paid off.
I got a lovely little workout...
(do yourself a favor and don't click on this photo)

And my living room looks fresh and quite a bit bigger now that I don't have a rug filling most of the space. 

The only thing missing is this Moroccan pouf that I'm planning to pick up at Target on Sunday when they reveal their collection of Calypso St. Barth's apparel and housewares.

 I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Robyn Marie said...

You crack me up. Please call me the next time you want to engage in some heavy lifting. The place is coming along great. I cant wait to see it!

Kathy Carbone said...

Wait! You did that all by yourself? That's amazing. I have to agree with Robin, your living room looks amazing. And I still couldn't believe that you did it alone. But then again, I can just imagine what you just went through.

Sana Akhtar said...

hello, what fabric are your drapes ?