Cement floors. They adorn every room of our new home. Me lovey. What I don't love is the cost of rugs and the absolute beating of finding something both beautiful and affordable to soften the hardness of said cement floors. We are on a seriously tight budget and finding a decent rug has been pretty much all consuming. We are looking for a biggie - 9x12 at least. And just when I thought I had found a good deal on a jute rug, West Elm let me down. Big Time. They were boasting their rugs at 20% off, so I decided to bite the bullet and buy a jute in hopes of one day layering something lovely on top like the amazing image above. I drive 30 minutes to West Elm to pick up lights and the rug...fail! They don't carry sconces in store (plus the ones I want are now back ordered - frustrating) and the only rug color that was on sale, in the jute I wanted, was dark brown. Not. Gonna. Work. Frustrated beyond belief, I went to Potbelly and drowned my sorrows in a chicken salad sandwich (with hot peppers - the only way to roll) and one of their infamous sugar cookies. Better.
i would love a rug like this on our dark cement floors, but hello pricey!
Seriously, am I going to have to spend $500 on a rug? A jute rug? Really? I'm super close to ordering the one from West Elm online, but here's the thing that ticks me off - I have to pay both taxes and shipping since they have a store in my state. Why should I have to pay taxes simply because they have a store here IF the store doesn't ever carry the size I want. Seems pretty lame if you ask me. So, back to Overstock I go...I think.
love the fringe - only goes up to 8x10 - ugghh
find this lovely - right size - sold out! bummer
I think I may have found one without the fringe for a good price. Now on to find something stunning (that the hubs will agree on) at a good price. Think I'm gonna have to wait till Round Top for that. Where, oh where, do you guys find your rugs? Help! Oh, and happy weekend. xo