Posted by Rebecca, March 31st, 2011
The Beibs is off the hook.
Our kitchen runner arrived yesterday! (it still needs to flatten out a bit from the packing process)
Now, let me zoom out and tell you something…I’m not sure how I feel about it.
I can explain. I think the pattern is a larger scale than I expected, so it’s overwhelming me a little and making the runner itself appear larger. I knew how big it would be because I measured and marked it out on the floor, but I think the pattern is screaming HEY I’M A LARGE RUNNER! Though it’s much better than our previous choice.
The wool is a tad scratchy, but I think that will help it be a little more durable and wear nicely in such a high traffic area.
It’s also a nice flat weave like we wanted, though we’re going to need a rug pad. I’ve almost gone on a few magic carpet rides of my own already.
But I think it’s just one of those drastic changes I just need to get used to. Like how when we painted the office ceiling dark gray, we swore it was an awful mistake, but after a day, we loved it. What I do like about the larger scale pattern is that our mini-subway tiles are small and more intricate as a pattern, so the runner offers something totally different.
Plus the cats already love it, hopefully I will love it too in a few days!
ps- please ignore the bad lighting and dishes in the sink/drying on the counter in these pictures. I took them this morning while it was gloomy, raining and I was brewing my coffee with my beloved Tassimo. No time to empty the sink