Friday, March 5, 2010

The Big Rug Debut

The dining room rug is finally solved!

I told you a couple of posts ago that we had ordered our new dining room rug, and we went to pick it up last night (or rather, my Mom and I went to pick it up). Wanna see? Of course you do.

First, a little before shot with the rug that moved to our den in October. Too dark.

 The floor was bare in there from October until last night. Here she is!

View number two. Daisy approves of the rug.

And she's ready for a close up.


We ended up going with a carpet remnant from a local carpet store. This is a Karastan pattern that had been cut and the edges bound and it was $189 for a 9'x12' rug. I'd tell you the pattern name, but it's not on Karastan's website (either not pictured or maybe discontinued?) We had them cut it down to a 9'x7' and had to pay $1 per foot to have the one edge rebound. We got to keep the leftover piece, too, which may become a floor runner or something in the future, who knows. I just can't throw stuff like that out. 

With taxes and the binding it came down to about $215 for the whole thing. Really not bad. And we both really like it. The color is perfect and I love that it has a pattern but it doesn't compete with the wallpaper.

So, HOORAY! No more wincing every time we move a dining chair and fear scratching our hardwood floors.

Oh, and what of the rag rug? My poor math skills got me in the end. Originally I thought a rag rug in the size we needed would be about $400...but when I emailed a couple of weavers for quotes it was going to be more in the neighborhood of $1200...oops. We went to look at this the next day.


  1. Just stumbled upon your blog (after searching for the Eden pendant lamp) and I love your dining room rug. We've been searching for a different rug for our living room (at least a 6x9) and binding a remnant seems like a great, affordable idea. Your room looks lovely by the way, keep up the good work!