Friday, February 19, 2010

Two, Two, Two Rugs in One!!!

I am in the middle of revamping my Livingroom with a new color scheme, which is not easy, since I had the other one for 10 years.  I have only, so far, purchased my curtains,

some pillows on CLEARANCE at Target


 and now my rug...I have wanted a neutral rug and of course I would preffer the original rug I picked out at Home Goods months ago. It was 400.00, and somehow I could not justify spending that much on a rug that would have limited me to a specific color scheme. 




So I was at Wally World the other day and noticed thier shaggy rugs, but UGGGH! they did'nt have an 8x10 only a 5x8, and I really wanted this color and haven't seen it anywhere else.  So, after talking my husband into it, we purchased 2  rugs and used some good ole' duct tape to keep the 2 together and....







 BAMMMM! Here ya GEAUX!!! More of the Livingroom reveal coming ASAP!

48 comments:

Simply Stafford said...

Genius I tell you, genius!!

The Yorgason's said...

You are amazing! I don't think I would ever think of that! I am going to do it in my sons room! Great job!

Debbie said...

First, I love it!

Second, I'm glad to see you back. Thought maybe you were sick, but I see you were just knee deep in deco land.

No free Friday? And me with a "freee" project in the making...

judi said...

Super idea...who woulda thunk? Why you, of course! LOVE the new curtains, can't wait for the full reveal!

The Thriftress said...

Do you know that I had two 5x8 sisal rugs duct taped together EXACTLY like that in my family room! It worked great!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

That's a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

Mad Sewing Love said...

How clever of you! Thanks for the tip.

Teri said...

Holy crow - what a great idea!! :)

pressonponderings said...

The wonders of duct tape...brilliant...and love the curtains!

Andy Porter said...

That is a really good idea to tape two rugs together. It's looking amazing!

Dawn said...

Great idea - and I would never have been able to tell that it was not 2 rugs. Why didnt I think of that?!?! :)

Lei said...

I did the same thing with 2 rugs in my design room! Gotta love it!

Lissa @ MyThriftyTreasures said...

What a great idea about the rug! I am too much of a penny pincher to pay that much for a rug! And those pillows from Target are gorg. I love that place. Can't wait to see more.

Jane said...

Looks great. Can't even tell that there is a seam. Gotta love duct tape!
Jane

Gillian Layne said...

Is there anything duct tape cannot do??? ;) Love it all--the curtains are especially beautiful.

Mel Tales said...

Whatever works!!!! :o) That is how we roll in our home! Looks awesome!

mishebe said...

I had to do this before too.. i thought it was a great idea too.. but yours you cannot tell it is 2 pieces. Awesome job....

Allison Shops said...

Gotta luv duct tape! Look forward to seeing the curtains up.

Hope you'll drop by AtticMag this week to see my home on tour,
Allison

Jessica said...

Pretty cool stuff, you can Buy Rugs . more from spacify.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Great idea!! I love those pillows. So pretty!

Shelia said...

What a great idea and the rug looks gorgeous. I can't even see the seam! Love your new drapes - they're gorgeous and those pretty pillows! Oh, I just want to see more.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Sjn said...

love x3 your color palette!

Milla said...

Nice

Upstatemomof3 said...

Very nicely done - I'm super impressed!!!

CIELO said...

Beautiful... and very nicely done! and thanks for participating in our "show off your cottage monday"... would love to see our little logo here... ;)

Have a wonderful day....

cielo

Mama Ko said...

Pretty place and clean.

MuseBootsi said...

Amazing! I hate finding the perfect rug only it's 2x3. Great solution!!

Jamee said...

great idea

The Persimmon Perch said...

Great job. I did the same thing for a big pink room in my daughter's nursery! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

GardenofDaisies said...

Wow, you really hid the seam well... No one will ever know.

Jeanne said...

Ok, I admit it. Genius!!! Love the color.
Hugs, Jeanne

Kim said...

HA! I love it! A little creativity goes a long way.

Kim said...

Yes, wonderful! I've done this little trick myself. I love the other items you chose, your room should be lovely.

Tausha said...

I love this rug trick! What would we do without duct tape? (and wonderful husbands)

Julie said...

Very clever. I'm not sure I would have thought of that on my own. :)

Susan said...

Very good idea. I would have never thought about taping the rugs!

fawnda said...

GREAT idea! and you cannot even tell where the seam is... AWESOME!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I am impressed that you can't tell it is 2 rugs--good job, thanks for sharing!

Tardevil said...

Love those window treatments. Did you have them custom made?

jenjen said...

Wow - that is awesome. What a great thing to know how to do. Thanks so much!

Thanks for linking this up!

XOXO
Jen

Sandy said...

The great'est invention since sliced bread!!
Duct Tape...!!!!!
Love it!!!!!
Sandy
http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/2010/02/seasons-are-changing-thank-you.html

Hootin' Anni said...

Ya, I've done this before myself! Saves a whole heckuva lotta money...great job.

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Ms. Bake-it said...

Wow! What a great job! I cannot see the seam at all. Maybe that is what I will have to do because I am having a difficult time finding a rug the correct size for my living room.

~ Tracy

Lori said...

Don't us Southern's look duct tape. great job. Love the curtains.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thurs. Please join me again next week for another great party.
Lori

Annie Louise said...

Great idea!! I need a large rug for my living room and a long narrow runner for my hall, but do not want to spend tons of money on them, what with 2 kids, 2 cats and a dog. This is just what I am looking for. Thanks for sharing your great idea.
Jeanette

Tiff @ Making The World Cuter said...

Brilliant! Never would have thought of it!
-Tiff

Grandma said...

Where did you get your beautiful curtains? Could you let me know Gelswood@aol.com Thanks

Julie said...

Awesome! A great idea.