Sunday, January 27, 2013

Pottery Barn Eat Your Heart Out!

I am so very excited to share with you my latest thrifty find. Its a doozie!

As you know, we are preparing to sell my house in the near future so I have been spending the majority of my free time working on the house doing small maintenance projects and painting/staging the house.

So far I have not made it yet to redoing the front room, but when I hit this part of my to-do list, one of the things I would like to have is a large sea grass rug but I have never wanted to pay full retail for one, and they tend to run high.
Well, its no secret the the Restore shops are a fabulous resource for used AND new home items at reasonable prices, so every so often I run by there to see if I can find things like old glass door knobs, tile, mouldings, etc. for my house. This past Saturday I decided to run by there and told myself I could have 15 minutes or less and that was it. Well, I am SO glad I went!!!
To my surprise I found an entire BOX of sea grass/sisal rug remnants for ONLY TEN DOLLARS!!!!


I was thinking to myself that there's got to be a catch. They have got to be damaged, odd shapes, etc. because this can not be true. These rugs retail for hundreds and are hard to find on sale.

They are gorgeous rugs and I have purchased smaller more affordable ones in the past but have alwys had my eye open for sale on a large area rug, but have not found one at the price I am willing to pay...that is until now.  

Here is one from Pottery Barn. Their price is $199 for a 5 X 8 sea grass rug.

Color-Bound Seagrass Rug, 2.5 x 9', Natural

This one is from Target and has a raw edge just like my rug, and for a 5 X 7 they want $149 bucks!

Nate Berkus Braided Jute Rug - Bronze

This one is from Ballard Designs and it runs $179 for a 6 x 9.

Seagrass Rug

So I dug thru some ALL of the rugs as there were all kinds of sizes and textures to chose from and this is what I bought.

This HUGE area rug for only $10 dollars!

(excuse the mess....I am doing all kinds of DIY projects at the moment) :)


The two ends are finished but the sides are raw and need some trimming. Easy-peasy for ten bucks!


Here is an up close and personal view. The rug has what I call a more relaxed weave to it and is comfortable to walk on with bare feet. 
And what a great size I found.....without even measuring! I was totally unprepared for such a find this weekend so I did not have my measurements with me but it all turned out great. I am thankful for the contractor that could not use the rest of the rug and decided to donate it because it is a treasure to me!!!


All I need now is to get a rug pad to protect my  hardwood floor, and that's it. What  a steal....even I am still in shock at my bargain!!!!

.....and because the price was right, I was able to get another rug for our house. I bought a long runner for our hall way. It has a tighter weave and is a lighter color and I plan to post pics of it later.
So timing was everything for this bargain and I am glad I stopped in. Have you ever shopped at a Habitat Restore? If so did you get a great deal? If you have never been I highly recommend swinging by there and checking it out!
I know I am glad I did!
Have a wonderful week!
P.S. I am a little over half way done with the mud room and can't wait to share it with you!

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