Roughly this time last month I took a virtual stroll over to the IKEA website. For years I’ve had my eye on their Stockholm rug, but it was always just a dream since they never ever had it in stock in Dublin. For months I would check. Months turned into years. I signed up to be notified of its return, and that too expired. Except for last month. In April they had 5 in stock.  

And boy did I. I went to there. And I got the last medium rug. WINNING. Want to know the awful thing? It’s been standing in the corner of our living room ever since. 
I bought it because I knew it would fly off the shelves. And it did, since it’s no longer in stock again. I should defend myself and say I’m not the type of person to buy something that lush and ignore it {quite the opposite}. I’m using our new rug as an incentive. I have a goal and I can only put it down once I’ve reached it. I know – silly and sappy and childish. It’s not a groundbreaking goal either. But it’s driving husband insane because he says I’m torturing myself by not rolling it out {to which I usually reply with a Big Lebowski reference}.

Am I crazy? Have any of you done something like this? That first question should probably be treated as a rhetorical one. Oh god I hope I’m not the only one …

All that black and white goodness. I got my eye on the prize {and so does Juniper, as it happens}.

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  1. May 22, 2013 / 12:55

    I enjoy today's post more than you know… and not just for the Big Lebowski reference.

    Yes, I totally do this to myself. I have about 30 posts in the queue to be posted, but they are all just waiting that one last finishing touch, or standout piece to complete the last piece to complete it. If I start the post, then I am motivated to complete it because I can see it there taunting me.

    Your rug is taunting you.
    I can't wait until you finish/start whatever project you have to do before you put your rug down.

    "You know, a lotta ins, a lotta outs, a lotta what-have-yous"

  2. May 22, 2013 / 21:14

    Good Grief woman you are freaking patient!! 2 Years, is the ultimate in patience. Clearly I am the most impatient person I know. Mind you in saying that it does depend on what the object/event is. I bought an object home last weekend and its still in it's box. I don't want to take it out, hang it until, the rest of the wall space has been sorted. So I guess I am more patient than I thought. I mean it only took a year before I hung another piece of artwork up. But must say I am loving that rug.

  3. May 22, 2013 / 23:36

    It really will tie the room together.