|Interesting, but too busy|
What am I talking about, you ask? Ready? ..... It's the..... rug. That darn rug. I mutter as I drive home empty handed from yet another shopping excursion, "Why oh why, rug, do you have to be such a difficult thing for me?!!" I have always been a little 'rug challenged.' (My sister has a knowing smile on her face as she reads this.) I don't know what it is about rugs, but I am suspicious that it may have something to do with the expense. I mean, is possible to find a fantastic rug for a reasonable price without killing yourself in the process? Am I just too cheap to appreciate the cost of this item? Yikes! I am one rug challenged gal! It happens every-time! My sister has put up with this 'illness' over the years and when she reads this, she gonna say something in the realm of, "Oh no, not again. Oh my god. No."
|This 4 x 6 jute rug was|
reduced to $250 at ABC Carpet
and Home. Reduced?
It's just 4 x 6. I need 8 x 10.
|Cheapest 8 x 10 rug in the remnants|
room was $499. Remnants?
I also went to Pottery Barn, Crate and Barrel, Pier One (no longer carries them), and a number of local consignment shops looking. I saw one at a consignment shop but it was all yucky...gross. Made me realize that there are things not worth buying pre-owned. Pottery Barn has what I am looking for, but their idea of a sale is 50 bucks off a 500 dollar rug. I have looked online, but you can't really tell what you are getting. This is the type of thing that I need to 'put my hands on' before I buy. I am definitely set on using a natural material for the rug. I love the texture and the look that it lends to a room. Here are some inspiration images that have me wanting a jute or sisal rug underfoot.
|Hemphill Rug, Orange County CA|
|via House Beautiful|
If anyone out there has an awesome source for jute or sisal rugs, speak up! I can use the help. My sister needs you to help me. I don't think she can go through yet another rug saga with me. There have been too many. She needs the break.