I finally got around to hanging my design, Madame Odier. I knew the rug would be perfect on the dining room wall, harmonizing with our antique table and dark chairs. I recently finished painting the new beadboard wall finish, and was hesitant to put any holes in it.
I have blogged about using carpet tack strips to hang rugs, and you can read about it HERE. I have had good success with this method. Someone commented about using plastic sheet rock anchors and then screwing the strips onto the wall, however my experience has been that this is unnecessary. There are enough nails in the carpet strip to hold my rugs on the wall.
I am lucky to have such a perfect spot for hanging a rug, as there is ambient light through the slider windows, casing a glow onto the rug. No harmful suns rays land on the rug all day long, which would lead to major fading. But even a room with strong indirect light can fade colors. I don’t know what to do about that. I want to enjoy my rugs in the now. I feel the same way about other vintage items. I choose to use them even though they may get chipped, broken or worn out. They give me such joy, and connect me to another era. That is the trade-off.
Thanks for stopping by today ~ Karen