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Rug Shopping Update!

February 4th, 2009 · 7 Comments


For a while I have been wanting a rug for our family room.  There is only a crawl space under that part of our house and during the winter the bare wood floor gets really cold.  I posted some of my favorites here and asked for your opinions on which rug, or what type of rug, we should get.  The room is dark so I wanted a light colored rug to brighten the room. The problem is that the family room is also where we have a sliding door to our backyard and this is where we let our dogs in and out.   So, depending on the weather, that sometimes means wet, muddy paw prints that would not be fun to clean off of a light colored rug.  Of course, money was also a big, big factor.  Why do I seen to like the expensive rugs more than the cheap ones!


Practical (hides pawprints),  inexpensive and no shipping cost won!

Over the weekend we went to Home Depot and picked out an inexpensive, practical rug.  It is perfect for hiding doggy paw prints!  The family room is definitely warmer now and doesn’t freeze our feet!  Oh, and Polly, our Beagle, loves the rug.  She doesn’t use her doggy bed that we have in there for her anymore.  She just hangs out on the rug!

Thank you to everyone that weighed in on the rug choices!

Tags: Home & Garden

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Shannon // Feb 4, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I really like it!

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  • 2 Gayle // Feb 4, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Hi Shannon!


  • 3 ELK // Feb 4, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    the angle of your shot is fun and it looks like a cool,but warm, rug!!

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  • 4 Gayle // Feb 4, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Hi ELK!


  • 5 diane // Feb 5, 2009 at 10:17 am

    congrats on the decision — I actually love your photos of the rug and the fireplace. very nicely done.:)

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  • 6 d @ qdm // Feb 5, 2009 at 11:08 am

    I was going to say the same exact thing that Shannon above me said….so I’ll expand… It’s perfect! I love the pattern.

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  • 7 Gayle // Feb 5, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Hi d!

    Thanks! It’s working out well. It nearly got barfed on today by our Beagle. I was able to let her outside quickly enough to save the rug! Thank goodness!

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