Real life Fridays: An update and a review

So, it's been a little while. Our school year is winding down and I've been busy chipping away on my husband's mancave closet. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you've seen some progress. It's slow but I'm pleased with how it's coming along. In the last week I've painted the ceiling (SW Sea Salt) and the doors (BM Onyx) and today I laid down a rug I scored at  a Consignment shop last year for $20. I actually bought two of these rugs on impulse and they've been waiting in the basement for the right home.

At first, I was hesitant about using this rug in here because it's a flat weave and doesn't have a ton of body to it. In the past I've used the rubber rug pads that you can cut to size yourself. While they do the job, I typically find that after a while, they start to shift and fall apart, creating a ton of dust and dirt between the pad and floor. So when Rug Pad Corner contacted me to try their Ultra Premium Non Slip Rug Pad, I jumped at the chance.

After browsing their site and reading this description, I was sold.

“Imagine a non slip rug pad that will not stick to your floor or break down to dust. Imagine a rug pad that does not smell like chemicals, one safe enough for kids to play on – Ultra Premium contains real rubber that is Heat Pressed to the felt, not glued – No chemicals or adhesives means a safe and odor free rug pad – stop imagining!

In the past few years I've learned a lot more about sustainability so I was intrigued when I read that these pads are made without chemicals, glues and harsh adhesives and are backed by the United States Green Building Council. I can absolutely attest to the fact that there was virtually no off gassing smell to this pad. The best part of laying down this rug was that the top of the pad is made of recycled felt and treated to have a texture that helps keep the rug from shifting laterally. It's 1/3'' thick too, so it will provide a nice cushion underfoot for getting dressed in the morning. 

I've also put one in my son's room underneath an old rug we've had for a while and he loves playing on as it is very cushioned. It hasn't shifted at all even with my son moving his kid-sized furniture around constantly. That space isn't fit for showing right now, so you'll have to take my word for it. (somebody is cleaning his room after school)

If you'd like to learn more about Rug Pad Corner's products please check out their site here. They've been kind enough to offer my readers a 15% discount off your entire order. 
Use this code at checkout: REVIEW15

Below are some recent shots of the progress I've made:

Paint colors: Walls: BM (Natura)-Balboa Mist, Trim: BM (Natura) White Dove, Doors: BM (Natura) Onyx

another shot of my thrifted rug atop an Ultra Premium Non-Slip rug pad 

And here's a shot of the ceiling (my worst paint job ever- I need to start hiring someone out for that!)
It's really subtle and pretty. Kind of like a faint blue sky after a rainstorm. It's SW Sea Salt.

And just for the sake of keeping it real, head on over to Instagram or FB to check out another view of the room in progress.

Have a great weekend.