New Rug, It Was Meant To Be.

by Sherry

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 9×12 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!

see more on choosing the right rug.

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

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


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Sonny Gianetti September 16, 2014 - 7:58 pm

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 September 16, 2014 - 8:56 pm

Lucky gal! It looks great there!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky September 16, 2014 - 9:29 pm

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

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} September 16, 2014 - 10:07 pm

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 September 16, 2014 - 10:35 pm

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 September 16, 2014 - 10:42 pm

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 September 16, 2014 - 11:08 pm

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

Katie Clooney September 16, 2014 - 11:35 pm

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

Kelly September 16, 2014 - 11:51 pm

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

Jennelise September 17, 2014 - 4:16 am

Wow! That is so exciting! Obviously it was meant to be 🙂 It looks lovely!

[email protected] Designs September 17, 2014 - 12:54 pm

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 September 17, 2014 - 2:11 pm

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 September 17, 2014 - 3:45 pm

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

The Polka Dot Closet September 17, 2014 - 5:09 pm

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


Diane | An Extraordinary Day September 17, 2014 - 10:12 pm

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 September 17, 2014 - 11:22 pm

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.

must love junk September 22, 2014 - 12:28 am

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

Barbara September 22, 2014 - 2:24 am

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 September 23, 2014 - 9:03 pm

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

Pamela September 24, 2014 - 11:41 pm

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!

[email protected] coastal-colors September 25, 2014 - 1:25 pm

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!


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