If you’ve followed my blog for any time at all you’ve probably seen the vintage table in our kitchen.
Oh wait. Our kitchen NEVER looks like that. That photo was taken the day we got the kitchen painted and I HAD TO CLEAN UP FOR THE PAINTER TO DO HIS THING…hahah!
That table is original as original can be – straight from the 50s – in my grandparent’s home.
Never redone. Still good as gold. They took care of everything and never got rid of anything. Hmmm sounds like someone else I know.
When my grandmother passed away and we had to clean out her home, I knew I wanted to keep the table in our family.
That meant replacing our own table.
A typical wooden and iron table from Rooms-to-go that I’m pretty sure everyone else in America had in the early 2000s.
I was actually super sad the day we sold it to a lady on Craigslist. I wanted to tell her she couldn’t have it. But that wouldn’t have been very nice. And she was super pregnant and looked like she needed a new table. Geezzz.
It was a great first table for our family. And this rug has always been under the kitchen table, since Brian and I got married, 13 years ago tomorrow!!
This was a beautiful shag rug that came from Lowe’s for less than $50. Oh my goodness. It was the most fantastic rug. You couldn’t ever see ANY FOOD THAT FELL INTO IT. Hahaha. Y’all think I’m joking. Totally not.
I sold that rug too recently. Time for change.
So, we’ve been without a rug for a while. And I miss a rug. I thought maybe we could do without. But I don’t like it. So, I’ve been on the hunt.
I’ve actually been stumped. How do you find a rug that matches this table?? I didn’t want another plain rug and I sent so many texts to friends saying – “what rug would YOU buy???”
They came back with all kinds of crazy suggestions. So Brian and I spent multiple date nights rug searching, coming home empty handed.
I could NOT bring myself to paying an arm and a leg for a rug. Nope. Seriously. Have y’all shopped rugs lately?? What are these people thinking??? Um. No. Just. No.
One friend told me she didn’t do rugs with young kids. Good point. That absolutely made me know I couldn’t spend a lot. What if a kid spills something and it won’t come out? Stupid.
Black Friday came. I searched sales online. No rugs to be found.
Then, Cyber Monday.
I finally did it. I found a rug. Online. I took a chance and ordered it.
I still wasn’t sure. But, $144 for an 8×10 rug was a pretty good deal. And free shipping, wooohooo!!
The minute it got delivered we had to put it down.
Oh my goodness. It is soooo soft. And pretty. And bright!
Time for the table.
I LOVE IT!!!
I do have intentions of replacing our yellow and red drapes over the door. My friend Sarah tells me that over and over each time I text her a photo. Ha.
Here’s the details for our rug on today’s #makeovermonday project:
Safavieh Hand-woven Montauk Ivory/Yellow Cotton Rug (8×10) via Overstock.com
Note: I don’t see the 8×10 size currently so I didn’t link this to the website, but check back. They have stock when they get it. Also, they have other colors in this same style!
Here’s the close up style of the rug:
Shopping for a new rug to change your room around? Here are my tips to keep in mind!
#1 – DO NOT BREAK THE BANK!! There are simply too many beautiful rugs that don’t cost a fortune. Shop around and keep looking. At one point I was so tempted to spend $400 on a rug. I’m SO GLAD I WAITED! Especially having young kids that are known to spill things and destroy things.
#2 – Watch your sales online. Find coupon codes. Wait for free shipping. The sales will come. I promise.
#3 – Go into real stores and look at styles in person so you can touch and feel them. This will give you more of an idea of what you’re looking at online and know what you like and don’t like. I got to where I could figure out the ones I didn’t care for pretty quickly online because I’d seen so many similar ones in stores.
#4 – Have a piece of furniture you’re just not in love with but you want to keep in the family or you don’t have the budget to change now? Try a rug. You may fall in love with your furniture all over again.
#5 – Don’t be afraid of bold colors. They will make you and your family happy and cheerful – even on the darkest days.
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