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nuLoom ReMade Distressed Overdyed Turquoise Rug

hey guys! remember my post where i needed some advice on a rug for the foyer? guess what? I FINALLY CHOSE A RUG! woohoo! and i’m dancing like a giddy school girl and doing a jig! i seriously couldn’t be happier…it adds such a bright punch of color to the house.

nuLoom ReMade Distressed Overdyed Turquoise Rug

i bought the nuLoom remade overdyed turquoise rug from wayfair.com. i will have to say, when i received it, i was a bit nervous. the edging was more of a dull hunter gray green and my heart sunk. i thought oh great, i’ve just purchased a rug to match my gray barrister cabinet and gray/green haywood wakefield chair. epic online purchase fail, right? WRONG! i slowly and sadly unwrapped it, and to my surprise, it was EXACTLY what was pictured. the turquoise was perfection! the distressing was perfection! it was exactly what i wanted. YEAH! GIANT WIN!

i also had another wonderful surprise before i made the final decision. ok, bit of back story. see, the boy walked out of his office and said, so, we need a rug huh? awesome, he read the post, no explanation is needed…yes, yes, we need a rug (or two but that can be chatted about later dear). he sat down with me and we looked at them together, and we took in your collective comments. much to my surprise, he was drawn to the persians as well. and he said, “expensive? well, how much can a rug really cost?”

ok, i’m smart here guys, read and learn…

me: well honey, how much do you think an expensive vintage persian rug costs?
the boy: well, it’s used, so, probably about $500
me: bahahahaha, ummmmm, no (click on link to sample persian costing $2000)
the boy: holy shit! are you kidding me?
me: ok, so that’s a hard no on the persian
the boy: i mean, i just can’t believe a rug can be that expensive
me: well, there is a more inexpensive one, but i’m not sure how you will like the color
the boy: show it to me…mmmmm, ya, that’s bright, how big do you need it?
me: i think 9′ X 12′
the boy: oh, that’s only $500, that is way better then $2000…WAIT A SECOND! you just talked me into what i thought was the most expensive rug…$500…you crafty stinker

and that my readers, it how it’s done. the rug was on sale for $400 for the 9′ X 12’…but, this is when it gets better. see, i know not to eyeball it…i measured not once, not twice, but three times a lady. my stairs stuck out too far and only the 8′ X 10′ would fit…at the time, the 8′ X 10′ was also on sale, so this momma bought it for only $225…SURPRISE! which made the boy even happier and made room in my budget for those sweet red swedish hasbeens…also on sale (another story…i told the boy i was in need of a pair of swedish hasbeens, he turns, looks at me and says, you need to buy ABBA…ok, it was really funny at the time…guess you had to be there)

anyhoo, this is how it looks from above! and yes, i still need a plant for that planter…but i promise you that to-do list IS coming along.

nuLoom ReMade Distressed Overdyed Turquoise Rug

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18 Comments

  1. laura irion July 28, 2014

    it looks awesome!!!!! and OH MY GOODNESS i can’t believe you scored an 8 x 10 rug for $225!!! that is insane!! i love it soooo much. oh man, all your stuff is amazing! nice work mama.

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    • kyla July 28, 2014

      awee, thank you laura! and, over the weekend, i gots me a plant…well, two actually. it looks so nice! knockin’ that to-do list outta the park right now! i’m a girl on a mission!

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  2. Grace July 28, 2014

    That looks awesome! I love it! Oh, and if you happen to “need” any other rugs, Rugs USA has another 70% off sale going on through tomorrow. I got a rug for my living room, but with free shipping, may have to go back for more!

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    • kyla July 28, 2014

      thanks grace! and hahahaha on those quotes around “need”…isn’t that the truth? but yes, i do “need” one more in our tv room…thanks for the heads up…and i can’t wait to see yours!

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  3. Brandy July 28, 2014

    Yay! You picked my fav!! Looks great!!

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  4. Gabrielle August 2, 2014

    This is one ridiculously attractive space.. everything is so well positioned and yet it still maintans a ‘homely vibe’ – fantastic job (particularly with the rug)! Have a great weekend!

    http://findmethoseheels.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    • kyla August 4, 2014

      hi gabrielle! thanks so much and thanks for stopping by my little place on this world wide web…btw, i’m still thinking about your shoes!

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  5. Teresa Olson August 4, 2014

    I love everything in that amazing grey cabinet!

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    • kyla August 4, 2014

      awe, you are too sweet! i think my favorites are the grant hamilton polaroids

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  6. the cape on the corner September 17, 2014

    i am loving your neutral colors, so this turquoise is all POW. love the overdyed look, was contemplating it for our room. i like your boyfriend logic.
    b

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    • kyla September 17, 2014

      Thanks! I’m still loving it just as much as the day it arrived. So that must mean I made the right choice, huh? And yes, that boyfriend logic is good stuff! Works like a charm 50% of the time =)

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  7. If only my man was so easily fooled…I love it! Thanks for linking up to the Outside [The Box] Link Party!

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    • kyla September 18, 2014

      Ha! Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t work. LOL! Thanks for stopping by Elisha!

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  8. Lou Lou Girls September 22, 2014

    I love the color! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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    • kyla September 22, 2014

      Thank you! And thanks for stopping by! See you at the party tonight!

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  9. Karen September 30, 2014

    ABBA? Hahahahahahaha, omigosh, that is flipping hilarious! I love the rug but that’s a given. I am dying over the ABBA pun, seriously.

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    • kyla September 30, 2014

      Ha! Glad I could give you a good laugh…that one got me too =) Thanks for stopping by Karen!

      Reply
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