So I finally did it. I bought a new rug! It was one of those purchases that I mulled over before hitting the submit button long after Adam was set on the purchase. It was hard because the rug total came to $185.23. That big chunk of change is not a usual purchase for us. I kept thinking how we could find something cheaper on Craigslist, but this rug has perfect written all over it. I had about $85.00 in credit card rewards to use towards this purchase, so that helped too. (I never carry a balance on my credit card from month to month, but I always use a credit card for purchases to accrue cash rewards and point rewards.) The rug was also 15% as part of a Memorial Day sale. I saved another 7% off using a link through RetailMeNot. I’m all about checking for coupons first before finalizing an order. Okay, now on to the perfectness of this rug. One, the rug is the right size. This beauty is going into our home office (which is also one of the largest rooms in our house). I first almost had myself convinced that a smaller rug was the right choice.
I think it was the near $100 price tag that was fogging my judgement. I sometimes have a bad habit of justifying flaws because the price is right. Now, this is a perfectly good rug, don’t get me wrong. It is just too small for my space, and it doesn’t currently come in a larger size. I needed an 8×10 rug at least. And I found it! Even more blissfully, the pattern on this rug seems eerily similar to the scrapbook paper I used on the front of my ikea alex hack.
The ratings for this rug were non-existent and how could I buy a rug without ratings? Well, after some internet sleuthing, I learned this is a Safavieh rug. All the Safavieh indoor/outdoor rugs on Overstock have wonderful ratings (much like this one here).
If this purchase goes well, I just might buy the above rug for under my kitchen table. I might be saying this because I have a two month trial membership with Overstock that garnered me $8.66 in Club O Reward bucks to use on a future purchase. (Yes, I know this is how they get you, but I will end my membership in two months nonetheless!)
So what do you think of this rug purchase? I can’t wait to see it in our office!