Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Rug, It Was Meant To Be.



Did you notice my new rug in the recent post Curtains Hung And Unwanted Guest?

I had been searching for a living room rug for months and had finally decided to order the
wool and jute 9x12 rug from Pottery Barn, though the price was killing me.  Luck was with
me the evening I was browsing Craigslist and decided to look at rugs.  Just posted minutes
before was this exact rug for $150.  That's a savings of $550 from Pottery Barn's price!! 
The jute rug was only six months old and in excellent condition. Yipee!







I also bought a new rug from HomeGoods for the front door.

Do you shop Craigslist?   If yes, what has been your favorite find?

xx,
Sherry

   














21 comments:

Sonny Gianetti said...



that rug you found looks great. just right for that space~! congrats

love shopping Craigslist.
I got my 4 poster cherry queen bed for $75.00 and the man delivered it to me for 5.00 gas money.. deal of the century lol..I also got a rattan and wood dresser with antique glass knobs for my daugters beachy bedroom- 35.00. can beat the prices plus I'm thrilled to get the items and the seller is thrilled to recoup some of their money. win/win for both of us.

Vel Criste said...

Lucky gal! It looks great there!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I have never shopped Craigs List but probably should! Love your rug and you sure SCORED!!!!!!!!!!! Fabulous!!!

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you! I haven't gotten up the nerve to try it yet (or had the time to keep checking back for what I want) but it's really starting to sound like I should!
xo Kathleen

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Lucky duck! What a BARGAIN - and that rug looks awesome.

Best thing I ever got from CL was a gorgeous antique tea cart. I sold it a few years later for a trillion times more, too - it's really all about fixing things up and styling and providing good photos, eh?

Miss Kitty said...

Very nice rug!!! What a find...I'm not that lucky with Craigslist. Actually I have never heard of a wool and jute rug. It seems like the wool would make the jute softer and more durable. Your room is gorgeous!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Sherry I love the way the jute rug looks in your living room...I love a layered look!! Great score too!

Katie Clooney said...

Love the jute rug. I've had great luck on one for our sunroom on overstocked.com. Yours looks great!

Kelly said...

That was a lucky find! What a great savings. I have found good deals on rugs on Overstock.com too. I've never bought anything off Craigs List before but have tried selling on there.

Jennelise said...

Wow! That is so exciting! Obviously it was meant to be :) It looks lovely!
Jennelise

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Funny how there's a little voice in our head that tells us to move forward on something and turns out to be a great thing...so happy that you got such a phenomenal deal on CL...it looks so beautiful in the room...the perfect rug!!!

Curtains in My Tree said...


What a bargain, I bought a set of dishes once off craigs list and that's all I have ever seen around here it's mostly junk you don't want LOL
I know larger cities people are always talking about bargains off craigs and i'm jealous LOL really

Ellen, the Bluestocking Belle said...

Pretty rugs! My favorite Craigslist find is my vintage claw foot tub!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Are you kidding me??? What a deal, it seems like I never find anything on Craigs list , but I know many people do!

Carol

Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Fantastic!! I love when the planets line up and there's much singing and dancing. ;) And great deals.

I think I need to start looking for things on Craig's List.

Your rug looks wonderful! Happy Day!

Junkchiccottage said...

Awesome score Sherry. What a gorgeous deal. Looks so pretty. I love the blue and white front door rug from Home Goods too. So sweet.
Kris

must love junk said...

What an incredible find! Love the pics of your room!
Susan

Barbara said...

What a super find Sherry and what trmendous luck! I have never shopped Craig's List...I always seem to not think of it. I will definitely keep it in mind for further purchases.
Have a great week!
XO Barbara

Shana Franks said...

New follower here! I've just discovered your blog and I'm so glad I did! You have a beautiful home :)

Pamela said...

Very rarely do I shop Craig's but we do have a local "yardsale" site that I shop rom time to time. Love your newest treasure Sherry!

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

What a great deal, Sherry! I love jute and your rug is gorgeous in your room! I have sold on Craig's List, but never shopped there. It sounds like I need to give it a try!