Friday, July 06, 2012
Are you as horrified by this as I am?
I would cut this print into little pieces for a scrap quilt. I might even use it as a backing.
Too bad it's not a piece of fabric. It's the floor in one of our bedrooms. Let that sink in for just a second....this is a floor. In my house.
Are you as horrified and fascinated by this old linoleum as I am?
I grew up in a house that was built in the mid-70s. I thought I'd seen scary floors. But this...this one just boggles my mind. Mostly because it's on my very own floor and I get to decide what to do about it.
When we moved into this house seven years ago, the carpet in the boys' room had a small paint stain. It didn't make sense to replace the carpet then, since it was in pretty decent shape and I wasn't about to put brand new carpet in the boys' room. (If your young children would be perfectly respectful of new carpet, good for you. Mine would take it as a personal challenge.)
My first hint of this flooring came a couple of months ago when I was cleaning out the boys' closet. It was carpeted when we first moved in, but somewhere along the line the carpet vanished and scary linoleum appeared. I was too busy trying to figure out where my carpet had gone to really worry about the new floor.
And it never occurred to me that it was more than a random scrap the previous owners had put down in the closet. I always assumed that there was hardwood under the rest of the carpet, which is what we've got in the other two bedrooms, or that the original wood floors had been replaced with newer wood flooring.
But I'm lucky. I apparently have a whole room full of this gorgeous stuff. I haven't pulled back all of the carpet, because I'm not that courageous.
So do I keep the carpet, or scar my boys for life by making them sleep in a room with flowered linoleum? And, while I'm asking questions, can anyone imagine choosing this as their bedroom floor?
This post is linked to Finding the Funny at My Life and Kids.