I can barely contain myself as I type this. Also, I have a huge grin on my face for finally buckling down and getting something for our dining room. I've been rug shopping for the last 5+ years and never found what I wanted at a reasonable price. Usually I'll find something that makes me giddy and it will end up being $400 or more, which is WAY out of my price range. My biggest problem is not knowing what I really want because I like traditional and contemporary both. This gives me the best of both I think. I know it might look a little plain, but I'm super excited for it to get here and go under our dining room table.
Where did I find the beauty pictured above you ask? Well, have you heard of RugsUSA.com? They don't know who I am, this isn't a paid advertisement. I learned about them through Thrify Decor Chick. HOLY COW!!! Gorgeous rugs, and great prices! Not only do they have about a bajillion rugs to choose from, they have MANY price points and styles. So, if you are in the market for a new rug...go look, and if you aren't in the market for a new rug go look anyway. You might change your mind. They almost always have free shipping, and they let you pay through PayPal or Amazon. That's a big plus for me because a.) I love shopping online-it's so much easier than schlepping through the store with baby in tow and I can compare multiple items in a matter of minutes instead of days or this case years, and b.) I don't like putting my credit card information into sites I'm unfamiliar with. But I frequently use Amazon- every two to three weeks at least, and use PayPal when possible with other sites.
To give you an idea why I needed a change;
Go...find a new rug....they have zebra stripes, chevrons, flowers, seisals, orientals, and even guided play rugs like a race track or city scape. If nothing else it's fun to just see what's out there.