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rags to riches

On average, I would say that I make an online visit to Urban Outfitters about once a week. I'm always looking for super cool, hipster stuff to buy for our apartment. But truth be told, I always see awesome stuff, but lack the cash flow to shop like a hipster. Sure I've bought little trinkets and such (socks, hair accessories, etc.) but I've never found a deal in their apartment section worthy of spending MY deceased presidents. Then out of nowhere, while browsing the sale section, my impulse buy instinct kicked in ... in the form of a rug.


Not that I was actually looking for a funky little rug, I just figured it would be awesome to have a high-pile rug over the low-pile carpet in our next place. But I WAS a little hesitant. I knew that there was nothing I could really do with a 3x5 rug - at least not for our seating area. Then I thought to myself, "Self, what about putting  two rugs together? It's a rag rug, so wouldn't the seam be virtually invisible?" After completing this conversation with myself (all in my head, I assure you) I took a leap of confidence and snagged two 3x5 rugs for our future living room. Dollars spent? The rugs were on sale for $14.99 ($13.49 each with a 10% off coupon code) + $10 standard shipping for a total of $39.20. Not that 5x6 rugs are super common, but you know me, I'll make it work.


When it arrived, I couldn't wait to check out my bounty.


Would you have ever known there was seam there if I didn't expose the secret?


Here's a wider shot. It's actually pretty big, and quite possibly the comfiest rug I've ever laid on. As a matter of fact, I'm sure Chris Cottrell wouldn't mind spending a night on it. Would you believe that I got the rugs delivered the very next day and I only paid for standard shipping? Yeah, the world is just full of amazement. Oh, and is that a coffee table in the background??? More on that later! :)


Here's a close-up of the rug. The colors are way more vibrant than I could've ever pictured. I think it's going to serve as a pretty nice inspiration for the color scheme of our new place. Wouldn't you agree? How about you? Have you recently made an impulse buy for your current or future place? I'd love to hear about it, and thanks for stopping by! :)

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  1. I'm always buying little impulse gadgets after consulting my head, and not my wife. I get away with it most of the time too!

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