||[Sep. 24th, 2006|10:34 pm]
The rug in the den was in very bad shape. It had dryrot, and the backing was coming off, and one corner was badly mauled. Besides that, it didn't really go well with the new couch. I loved the rug itself, but it just didn't fit in any more, and really needed replacing.
I hadn't gotten around to actually doing anything about it, although I did consider rug shopping this weekend. Which means I didn't actually do anything about shopping for a new rug.
Then, when we were at Sam's to pick up a flat of chicken and a chunk of cheese that could be used to anchor the Queen Mary, I ran across a rug display. And there were 5x8 wool rugs, dirt cheap. Being me, I picked one out and hauled it home, completely on impulse.
So now I'm trying to decide if I want to keep it. I like it, but I don't love it. It's kinda...oh, I don't know...ordinary. The colors are much more subdued -which yeah, yeah, yeah, is what I wanted - and maybe I'm just not used to it.
My mom is coming over tomorrow to take a look and tell me what she thinks. After all, I'm only 46 and can't possibly make a decision about a rug without my mother's input. But I thought I'd also solicit opinions here, on the off chance someone reads this and has an opinion.
Here is the old rug, with the new couch. It actually looks better in the pic than it does IRL. Trust me when I say it didn't really go.
Here is the new rug, with the new couch. And here is the detail of the pattern. I tried to find a detail of the old rug pattern, so you could see how different the colors are (the old rug had a lot more color) but I couldn't find a pic that didn't have cracker crumbs and/or plastic dinosaurs in the way.
Feel free to tell me if you hate the new rug. It's not like I've never returned a rug before. It usually takes me a couple of tries to get it right.