Sunday, April 10, 2011

We didn't plan to buy a rug

We went to Home Depot this weekend to pick up the last things we needed to make a clothes line. While we were there we were wandering the isles and we happened upon a stack of area rugs "Starting at $197." Now the idea that you could get any 8'x10' rug for less that $200 is insane. Ikea doesn't sell them this cheap! I just figured it would be a stack of tragic rugs they haven't been able to sell since they made them in 1978. But the idea of a deal made me curious so I took a peek. About 20 rugs down one caught my eye. I could only see one tiny corner but what I could see made my spidey senses tingle. I didn't have a particular rug in mind, but I knew I wanted it to continue our warm and neutral decor. I liked that the pattern was large and graphic, and I liked that the chocolate brown background would match the chocolate brown curtains. I also liked that the other color was similar to the color of the floors, I love those floors and I didn't want a rug to out shine them.
You might notice the pattern on the rug speaks to the pattern on the comforter. Genius!! I tell you!

So when I saw this rug I liked it; I liked it a lot. I held my breath when I looked at the price, hoping that it would be 'good enough' not to pass up. Finally I found the corner with the tag, and I turned it over: 197. Really?! Like, as in dollars? Dig this baby out of the pile, put in on the cart and lets get the hell out of here before they change their mind! Score!


Kate said...

Good find! has some super cheap rugs but I'm always nervous about matching colors.

Gail said...

Looks great!