April 30th, 2009
We've had jute rugs for a couple of years now (you can see one here) and they were getting ratty as hell. Not to mention totally beige and boring. They hide every stain though and with two dirty dogs and two toddlers that is pretty huge. But the boringness was outweighing their usefulness when the spring came, so I sprung for some new ones. Rugs are really expensive (if you didn't know) and I would like to tell all the shelter magazines and design blogs to stop telling everyone that 1000 bucks for a rug (or a couch or anything really) is cheap, because it is not. 10 bucks is cheap. And that's what I paid for one of these yellow stripey runners at Ikea. I duct taped them together--classy I know--and now I have a rug that I is far from beige and cost less then take out. I got two more for the living room and it like we live in a whole new house (granted one where I have to vacuum a lot more, but still they look pretty good).