The Big Kahuna just put carpet in two small bedrooms and it was over $2,000. I wanted the same carpet throughout the house--3 bedrooms, family room, dining room, living room. The family room carpet is showing wear and needs to be replaced. The living room and dining room have the same 18-yr old carpet, but those rooms are used way less and the carpet looks brand new.
I just cannot justify buying new carpet or new sofas for the living room, yet I want to change the look. So I have been searching for rugs. Two days ago I found this one in an 8' x 10' size for roughly $270, which is way better than the $4,000+ to replace the furniture and carpet!
My sofas have some pink, purple, and yellow just as this braided rug has.
Do you think this braided rug works for the cottagey look I like for my green walled, white-beamed living room? It is so hard to tell from a small picture. I have been searching the net for a week for something a bit more muted, but I can't find anything. Sometimes the pics look brighter than they really are. The other 8' x 10' rugs I have found are very expensive--like $1,000+ each. FORGET IT--I am not spending that much on a rug to place over the carpet!! I had wanted to get rid of the pink color scheme, but instead I may have to embrace the pastels and go with this rug.
I would love to get your opinions before I order.
Speaking of ordering, most of you know that I hate to shop and I order almost all of my clothing on line. I have ordered every month for a few years, causing DH to be slightly annoyed. He said he wished he could get just one credit card statement without a charge from Company CC. So I have been trying since April to be his fairy godmother and make his wish come true. I had no idea it would such a difficult task.
Is it really my fault that I placed two orders on the same day and one hit on the June bill and the second on the July bill? ( I guess they don't charge until it ships and one of the orders did not ship until a few days after the first order, causing it to be on the July bill.) DH says it does not matter when I ordered, just which month it hits the credit card. That's ridiculous! But I can play his little game. After all, I am not addicted to ordering or anything like that. So I have been waiting it out.
Here it is August 30 and I have not ordered one single item in nearly three months (it helped that they have not had much I liked). I think I have waited long enough. So today I ordered this jacket:
It was in the outlet and I used a free shipping coupon, so the price was quite reasonable. Not as reasonable as I used to buy jackets. They have raised outlet prices considerably in the last year. So I just order less items. Anyway I am looking forward to getting a new item to wear for fall (actually I ordered two jackets). :)
Since I ordered it on Aug. 30, it can't possibly hit the August credit card bill, can it????? Boy, that would really tick me off!