January 24, 2013

New Foyer Rug

I recently shared a lamp shade makeover I did for my foyer lamp.    Since I was using black & white/cremes I knew I would have to replace the old rug we’d had in there for years.    I never liked that rug at all…my husband bid on it at an auction and bought it for something like $5.00….yeah, so that should give you an idea of what it looked like.    Really, it wasn’t that bad but just not my style and certainly didn’t “go” with my new black & white color scheme.    It was too contemporary for me anyway…I’m more a traditional kinda girl!

I started looking on line and found several that I liked.    My good friend Kelly over at Talk of the House even went the extra mile and sent me some links….btw, if you aren’t familiar with Kelly’s blog, please be sure to check it out….you’ll thank me later!

I’ve had good luck in the past buying rugs from Overstock.com so that’s where I found my new rug.    And although it could be a little bit bigger, it is perfect in my foyer.   

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Still a little “lumpy” but that will settle down in a few days


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It’s more crème than white but I think that makes it looks more expensive


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I was able to get this rug with a credit I had at Overstock for a little over $30!    That’s my kind of deal.   


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See how it “goes” with the lamp?    

I’m now officially “done” in my foyer.    I added some black frames with white mats on the wall and need to add some family photos to them but other than that, I’m really pleased at this quick little makeover.

Here’s what I did to achieve this very affordable facelift:

1.    Recovered an existing lampshade with black and white check fabric

2.    Bought a new rug

3.    Used an existing white vase and added some greenery I had on hand

4.    Added black frames with white mats (already owned) on the walls

So for less than $50.00 I got an entire new look for my foyer!     I think I got a lot of bang for my buck.

Next project will be making a burlap runner for the dining room….hope to start working on that this weekend


Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Like your new rug. I bought a Seagrass rug from Overstock and love it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the new rug, Judy! I've been on the look-out for something that catches my eye {in a runner type} for our laundry room. I never even thought to check Overstock. I'd love to see your foyer. I've been looking at my very small foyer/entry for two months now trying to think about something I could do to make it more interesting.

Ron said...

Great new rug, Judy! I love the black and creme scheme. xo

Sandy said...

I love black and white. That's a beautiful rug and looks stunning in your foyer.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Looks great Judy!

Kelly said...

Your new rug looks really pretty in your foyer! I think it's a great look in there. It won't show dirt very easily too. Mine is cream colored and is always needing to be vacumned. I like Overstock.com too. That's where my seagrass rug in my family room came from. My sister uses them a lot too.

NanaDiana said...

I love it, Judy. It is really pretty and practical with the color-Timeless looking- xo Diana

Deserae said...

What a beautiful new rug....it looks just perfect :o) Your whole foyer looks just fabulous!!!! Can't wait to see the burlap runner for your dining room....

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Really like your black and white. You did a great job picking out the rug too...perfect for a foyer. Well done!

Stacey said...

Way to go! The rug looks great with the lamp and the front door. I really like the table you have there too.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Great looking rug you have here...love the black/white combo.


Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love black and white and creme! The rug is a stunner!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love black and white and creme! The rug is a stunner!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

That rug is perfect in your foyer!

Pinkiegirl said...

Hi Judy, the rug looks gorgeous and the lamp is perfect too! My niece has curtains in her family room that look very similar to the pattern in the black and white. I believe it's by Waverly. I was just looking on Overstock to see if the rug comes in a 2x3 size, but didn't see it at all. Do you know what brand the rug is? Thank you! Chris

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