I don’t have any finished projects to show today. Earlier in the week, I had reluctantly decided to strip the paint off my office floor. I don’t want to use those nasty paint stripping chemicals, so it was going to be a long and ugly process with scrapers and a heat gun and rubbing alcohol.
As much as I love white painted floors, my office was just too cold looking with all the white furniture, gray walls and blue ceiling. I planned on having some wood-toned furniture, but it didn’t turn out that way and I didn’t think warm-toned accessories would be enough to balance it. So I started heating up and scraping away the paint on an already damaged section of the floor.
As I was writing today’s post to tell you about my plans, I changed my mind. Again. Because I think I came up with a better solution: a cowhide rug. I have been wanting one for a long, long time, I just never had a good place to put one. It’s a perfect plan so far in my head: a big white and brown cowhide will take up about 1/3 of the exposed floor. It will bring in dark brown to warm and ground the room, the organic lines will help balance all the square edges and it will bring in the texture, pattern and the natural element that the room is still lacking.
Now I just need to save up a little for the rug (thankfully Ikea sells them cheap!) and figure out how to fix up the area where I removed the paint. Oops.
Think it will be enough to balance the room? Maybe combined with some matchstick blinds?