Thursday, March 3, 2016

Choosing a Rug for the Kitchen

Even before the Reno began I knew I wanted to change out the rug underneath the kitchen table. Made of wool it has worn outstandingly well. The plan all along is to go lighter and brighter. I've had earth tones with touches of blue for a long time. It was time to kick things into the 21st century. The plan was to sale this rug, mission accomplished after a couple of days it was sold and picked up. 
The search began
in January. Generally companies run large sales the first of the year, I felt as though I could get a great bargain. Holy macaroni the choices are large. I searched until I felt as though my eyeballs were going to fall out of my head from lack of moisture. Yes, I got extreme dry eye from all the research.

I ran across this one screen shot my daughter a picture and she felt like it was my tastes, with a bit of hesitation I'm sure. You know a person can tell those type of things through texts right? Said with a bit of sarcasm. The rug was ordered and came in a great time span. I was anxious for some of the work to be completed so it could be put under the table. I only had a short window of 10 days to return it for a full credit.

After unrolling it,I knew immediately it was not going to work. There was teal along with specks of yellow. The border was a beautiful cream color, but with a dog in the house I knew it wasn't a marriage made in heaven. The rug was returned and the search was on again.

Last week I took a chance and checked out the rugs on Again the choices are large. I had a budget I was sticking too as well as the size. I found many but the criteria wasn't met either with price or size. Once again I screenshot a picture to my daughter and her words were, "it's a happy rug". It is so outside the box of my tastes I thought why not take a chance. It had everything on my list of must haves, the size, the color and most of all I wanted wool. I know many wouldn't want a wool rug in the kitchen. After having the previous one for many years I knew it was going to stand the test of time. Before I could second guess myself I hit the order button. It was due in Monday the 29th. 

I didn't think Fed Ex was ever going to show up, as luck would have it a new driver was on the route, and was running behind schedule. When I saw the truck pull up I couldn't get to the door fast enough. The rug was well wrapped, I'm glad of that but couldn't get that plastic off fast enough. 
Miss Scooter approved of the wrapping. She eventually curled up feet tucked into plastic folds and took a little nap. Because you know all parties of the house must approve. 

Ta-DA! This is the new rug. A fun and happy rug, nice pile feels good under the feet and most importantly is the perfect size and color for the room. The picture on shows it to be more gray than blue. It actually has more blue with gray highlights. I'm extremely pleased with the way it looks and cannot wait to share with all of you. 
Now I could have shared like a GA-zillion pictures of all the rugs I looked at and saved to the computer. Not wanting to go with an over load of pictures I chose to share the top 2 choices. What do you think? The first rug or the second? Stay tuned for the breakfast room reveal.

Fondly ~ Lynne ~


Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Yay for you finding the perfect rug! It's beautiful and sassy! This is one of the first times we've had wood floors so we've been buying rugs and like you, we only bought the wool ones. I think we're through buying rugs now. I didn't know they cost that much! :) Well, you've just teased us and now I'm wanting to see your kitchen area. You've been going to town on your redoing your home! Hope you're doing well.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Shelia, Love your description of beautiful and sassy! It is a sassy and happy rug. You're so right, rugs are expensive, when I buy one it's for the long haul. Thanks for tagging along with me during the Reno.
~ Lynne ~

Salmagundi said...

So happy to see you moving on with life! So many of my friends have been widowed recently -- I'm understanding more the transitions that are necessary at this stage of life. Good luck with your reno, etc. Sally

Christine @ Rustic-Refined said...

Loving the new rug!! I am so glad you kept looking, that is beautiful.

I Would love it if you would share this over at the Dishing It & Digging It Link party, I think my readers would love it!