New Rug for the Bedroom

There was an estate sale in the fancy neighbourhood behind us last weekend, so I actually got up early on a Saturday morning (unheard of for me) and lined up outside.  I came home with a few nice things, mostly books and games for the boys.  However... At about 2pm, when I knew it was ending, I decided to swing around and see what was left in case I could do any haggling.  Well.  I left with my car stuffed to the gills (earning the silent treatment from my better half for the good part of the afternoon).  Guys, it was epic.  I got a laundry basket full of Fiestaware for my mom (who has a beautiful collection) for $80.  So many pieces, including a gorgeous teapot and serving platter.

And this rug, above, I saw in the corner on my way out, all crumpled up.  I thought I remembered it as a worn rug from one of the rooms upstairs that had a ridiculous price on it earlier that morning.  I brought it home for $100.  I unrolled it on the front lawn and was temped to do a cartwheel on it.  (Good thing I didn't - after rolling it back up my left eye swelled shut.  I think they must have had a cat!) Part of it was more worn than I thought - but I put that under the bed.  I cleaned it up, put it in the bedroom, and sat back feeling vindicated.
On a roll, I also cleaned up the bentwood chair I had found on the street that had been languishing in the garage and stuck it in the corner, and put up some crisp white curtains.  My teddy bear likes it.

I am thinking maybe I need something less graphic over the bed now - what do you think?  Any ideas?

20 comments:

  1. I love the rug, great find! I like the piece over your bed.. I think your room looks great.

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  2. Love the rug, i think it looks awesome in your groom. Did you do that art over your bed? Or was it bought?

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  3. Thank you so much!  The print is from weiden + company (I blogged about it here: http://www.wickedandweird.com/2011/10/change-of-scenery.html ) and was a fundraiser for the Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund.  It is a combination of the red cross and the Japanese flag.

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  4. Hooray - thanks Nicole!  I loved the colours of the rug - I was worried that it looked too traditional with such a minimalist print.  I appreciate your vote of confidence! :)

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  5. Grace @ sense and simplicityJune 18, 2012 at 9:57 PM

    I  love the rug and I love the art over your bed, but I would have to agree that they don't seem to go together - partly the design is too different and I think the colours don't quite go as one is muted and one is crisp.

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  6. i love the rug...and the art...like the tension in the style...but hey, any excuse for new art right?

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  7. I'm focusing more on your bedspread than the actual rug! I love how clean your room looks...with the crisp white linens. Lovely yet simple decor. I love shopping at yard sales, but have yet to attend an estate sale...hopefully, that will change soon. 

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  8. Just saw the other post! Thanks for the link!

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  9. Major score!!!!!!!!!!

    Have you ever shown us a pic of your mom's collection? I'm all eyes ;)

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  10. Ah perhaps I will have to dedicate a future post to my car full of treasures, although I worry I might look a bit "hoarder"!

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  11. Oh Sundeep, like I even need an excuse!  I think it might be more the colour that Grace mentions that gets to me... we shall see... maybe I will make something.

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  12. EXACTLY.  I think it is as much the colours - the orangey red vs the pinky grey tones that bugs me.  But I love both too!

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  13. Thank you!  The duvet cover is West Elm and I had my eye on it for YEARS before I finally bit the bullet.  Estate sales can be a bit unsettling, to be honest - it can be tough to watch people going through someones home and haggling over their treasures.  But there are definitely deals to be had if you can get past that! 

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  14. Hey lady!  Had to take some time to tell you that I LOVE your room. Your blog is rockin' too - loving the posts. PLEASE, please don't remove the art above your bed! I love the contrast of the starkness with the busy rug. Works so well. love. xo

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  15. one more thing... how did you "clean up" the rug? my little have major allergies and always worry about bringing home a used rug for that very reason. xo

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  16. Brooke, have I told you lately how much you ROCK MY WORLD?? xoxo

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  17. I rolled it out in my back yard and vacuumed the heck out of it, front and back.  Then I rubbed it with one of those big sponges using soapy water (but the sponge was just damp), then I rubbed it again with the sponge and just water, then I vacuumed it again.  I was just trying to get up any cat hair - I am soooo allergic.  probably a soft-bristle brush would work better to actually get in there.

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  18. Oh - and so far so good!  (Touch wood) :)

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  19. barbara@hodge:podgeJuly 1, 2012 at 2:20 PM

    OK, I am so freaking jealous over hear. First A: you found a bentwood chair???? no fair {does it have a made in Czechoslovakia marking on the bottom - if so, worth $$$ my friend} then B: that RUG - LOVE. I too am allergic to cats, yikes, hope all is cleaned out. And  C: a basket full of Fiesta ware - I am living in the wrong city....

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  20. Barbara - it DOES have the stamp!  I never would have looked, thank you!  SWEET!  The caning is broken on it though, I am trying to find a place to fix it (or see how much it would be).  And yes, this estate sale was a major score.  The trick I learned with this one is showing up when they are about to pack up and offering to take a bunch of stuff off their hands for no $$!  The rug makes me happy every time I go upstairs. :)

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