Welcome to the 389th Metamorphosis Monday!
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Recently I shared a mini-disaster I discovered in my master bedroom. While vacuuming that room one day, I lifted up the seagrass rug and discovered it had been deteriorating underneath and the rubber latex backing had welded itself to my hardwood flooring.
I tried various things to remove the stuck-on backing before trying denatured alcohol, which finally worked. Today for Met Monday, I thought I’d let you see how the floors look now.
Sorry some of the photos are a little dark. The chandelier in this room always freaks out my camera.
As you can tell, I never got around to swapping my winter bedding out for my summer bedding this year. Between traveling this spring, the hardwood flooring addition to the guest room and all the landscaping I did, I was just too busy to worry about it. I may leave it on now since were almost halfway through summer. lol
I still have my boxwood wreath up, I love leaving it up year around. I may eventually put a pretty painting there, if I ever find one I love. In the meantime, I still love the wreath.
Rearranging the Furniture
I’ve also been doing a bit of furniture rearranging in here, which isn’t like me. After the rug debacle, I got the itch to move some things around. I was tired of having a big round table over between the windows and the bedside tables were too matchy, matchy for my taste.
So I took one bedside table downstairs, moved the big round table over beside the bed and moved the secretary that had been at the foot of the bed over between the windows. This room isn’t the way I want it, but I’m not sure I want to buy any new furniture or do much in here since I’m not sure how many more years I’ll be living here. I just don’t want to invest too much in furniture, draperies, etc… that may not work in a future home.
Update: Several folks have asked about the bedding on Facebook and I just noticed it’s back in stock here: Tartan Bedding
Ignore the tablecloth I have on the round table bedside the bed. I was tired of the sage-green velvet tablecloth that was on it and changed it out for this one I found in A Classy Flea several years ago. Actually, it isn’t that bad with the tartan colors of the bedskirt. I kind of like it.
Okay, so back to the flooring.
You may remember from my previous post that the rubber backing of the seagrass rug began to deteriorate (unbeknownst to me) and stuck to the floor in the natural walking path areas around the bed. Here’s how it looks on the left side of the bed now.
Here’s the area at the foot of the bed.
And here’s how the floor looks on the right side of the bed.
The denatured alcohol did the trick of removing the stuck-on rug backing that was left behind after the removal of the seagrass rug, and it didn’t damage the wood flooring. There are a few shadows where the backing was stuck, but I’m hoping those will fade out with time, at least that’s what my hardwood flooring company thinks they will do. We’ll see. Hate to use a cliché, but only time will tell. lol
If you missed the post where I shared more information about this issue and the process I found to remove the stuck-on backing, you’ll find it here: How a Seagrass Rug Ruined My Hardwood Flooring
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