The rug gods have smiled upon me because a few short months after my Rug-a-Ma-Roll rant (here), my one and only rug-love came back to me. I guess it’s true what they say: if you truly love something, let it go. If it comes back, it was meant it to be and if not, welp, see ya later!
IT’S GLORIOUS I TELL YA!
I guess you could say I’m a patient person, and I definitely know what I want – so when I saw this rug, I wanted it. True, I let it slip through my very own hands because 1.) I’m cheap and 2.) I’m the world’s greatest procrastinator. But instead of me settling for a second-best rug that is just okay, I waited. I must admit though, I was beginning to get a little impatient. Rugs came and rugs went – but nothing compared to this glorious piece of gloriousness.
I know it’s just a rug, but I seriously love it that much.
When I first found out that the rug had gone out of stock on Overstock.com (um, oxymoron?), they have a neat little button called “Remind Me If This Comes Back In-Stock” – score. I hit the button thinking it’ll come back in a couple of days, maybe? 5 WHOLE MONTHS LATER – the damn thing appears in my email. Of course it came at the worst time ever because ManFriend and I are saving for a trip this Labor Day weekend, and the $280 was totally not in my budget.
But look at that thing.
It’s a rainbow of awesomeness.
I got it, and then the remorse kicked in. I started to worry it was a little too “feminine” for ManFriend. He’s the type of guy who likes to fish, and drink beer, and curse, and play football – so a rainbow rug? It has HAAYYYYYYY written alllll over it. So I waited for it to arrive, preparing myself for the backlash that was sure to come.
A few days passed when I received a notification that the rug was on our doorstep, and ManFriend was off that day. Oh shit – there was no way I could nonchalantly put it under the dining room table now!! I braced myself for the phone call.
Lo and behold a few seconds went by and my phone rang. Ignore? Nah. I answered with something like “you love it, right?” Pause.
“It’s actually not that bad, man.” Whew, that meant I didn’t have to bribe him with a 24-pack (which little does he know I would’ve bought anyway – heh).
I just love how the bright colors pop with the neutrals of the gray paint (which was a dilemma too, see here) and the dining room table. And since our house is an open floor plan, rugs are essential to break up the space – it creates a room when there isn’t one.
It definitely looks a lot better than when we first moved in of course, but it’s definitely not complete. You see that light fixture hanging above the world’s largest dining room table? Yeah, that thing’s a goner. I can’t even look it at – it pains me.
Whoomp whoomp whoooooooompppppp…
Is it just me or does that thing look like a giant nipple? Not something I want to look up and see while I’m drinking my milk at dinner…
For those who are interested, here’s the price breakdown for the items in this room:
- Rainbow Rug – $280, Overstock.com
- Dining room table & chairs – $1,700, Ashley’s Furniture (I know, ridiculous, but I HAD TO HAVE IT)
- Curtains – $20, Tarjay
- Flower paintings – $10 for one, my friend gave me the other, Kirkland’s
- Light fixture – cost unknown, from the epitome of hell?