I’ve had a bumpy relationship with rugs in recent years. Well, really just one rug in particular. We bought an IKEA Stockholm rug 2 years ago and I thought my life was complete. It was luscious black and white stripes and I hearted it big time.
But then life happened and that rug went completely to shit, so I repaired it, sold it last November, and had been on the lookout for a second hand low pile rug since [check out this post as to why I went with low pile. You especially should read it if you have kitties].
Months passed. I found a couple of rugs on Adverts.ie but for one reason or another the sales fell through or the sellers ended up being awkward and I didn’t want nothing to do with their rugs.
I was patient. I wanted the right rug and I waited. Perched on my laptop, looking for scraps. Then one day I found this beautiful, geometric, dainty, dusty pink rug, and I found it 19 pages deep on Adverts. And it was priced at 15 euro.
FIF. TEEN. EURO.
Yes, it needed a serious clean, but I saw its Christine Dovey fangirl potential. I arranged to meet the seller on O’Connell Street at 20:00 that night. It was pouring rain and I was frozen, but I lugged that baby home, invested in some heavy duty carpet cleaner [I typically buy eco friendly everything, but I set my beliefs aside to go chemical warfare on a rug. We’re going to have our feet / cats directly on it afterall], cleaned that baby and laid it down good with a fine wine in front of the TV.
I count myself very lucky that I spied this rug and was able to get my hands on it. It’s not technically the correct shape or size for our room, but I am partial to a bit of asymmetry and as we’re not in the position to make an investment in a larger rug at the moment, it fits the bill.
It doesn’t have any labels on it, so I have no idea what brand – if any – it is from. All I know is it’s pink, fabulously fabulous and ties in wonderfully with our Bill above the TV.
“That rug really tied the room together, did it not?”
– Walter Sobchak
I couldn’t have said it better myself, Walter.
Our bestie Christine would definitely approve! Bargain! And I quite like that you went all rebel on us by positioning it all juxtipositionally (yep I just made that up)! Gotta love a bit of blush pink 🙂 xxx
Hahaha, blush pink FTW! xx
Bargain!! I look forward to wriggling my toes in it's chemically cleaned pinkiness! It looks soft and lovely in the room – and I was indeed thinking that it ties in beautifully with Bill.
What happened with your dalliance with teal? Has it been cast from your home, or are you still entertaining it in brief touches?
Ah, well spotted and thank you for the reminder Maria! I had packed away most of my teal-tinted lovelies when I took out our Christmas decorations, and I clearly have completely forgotten to take them back out. Expect a bit more teal coming soon xx
You're so lucky! It's a beautiful rug and it looks so good in your living room. And I agree about not having flatwoven rugs. I found out the hard way too with our dog!!
We both found out the hard way. I feel your pain. Who would have thought flatwoven rugs would be so terrible … And I didn't think a dog was capable of doing the same level of damage!
Crazy bargain. Sorry to hear about your black and white rug. I do actually remember how jazzed you were about it. 🙁
I just call it a learning experience. I'm not too upset about it. That doesn't mean I wouldn't love to have another black and white beauty! It just won't be flatwoven this time. That, I have learned.
Now that's a rug that's right up my street! I love it! A truly great find.