Ok, let's try this post- Take 2! (Take 1 was sacrificed to a frozen computer) I've been really trying not to add clutter to this house. "Trying" is the operative word here. The way I see it, when an item keeps nagging at you for almost a month, your intuition is trying to tell you to take it home.
Our story starts just about a month ago. In my hunt for a cabinet for Millie the fliphouse (there's more story to tell here, but that'll be another day) I dragged Hubby to an antique shop around the corner from our house. No cabinet fit the bill and we left empty handed. On our way out, I quickly snapped this blurry phone pic of a rug.
And it proceeded to haunt me. Why hadn't I asked the price? Or looked at the size? Where would I even put it?
A week and a half later it was still on my mind.
I swung by the shop to gather a bit more intel- size/price. I had in my head going in that anything under $200 would be up for consideration. Imagine my pleasant surprise when the price tag said $95. Still, $95 plus the cost of a really good clean.... over $100 invested in a rug that I may or may not have a place for seemed a little steep. I once again left empty handed. Did I really need this rug?
I think you can see where this story is headed.
When another week and a half went by and it was still on my mind, yes, yes I really did need this rug. On a whim this past weekend, I stopped by the shop on my way home. Like many antique shops, they encourage haggling, so I made an offer of $65 expected to be haggled up to around $75. After a quick phone call to the shop owner, my $65 offer was accepted with no counter! Ok, if you insist.
At $65 plus cleaning, under $100 invested, I'm sure I can find a home for this guy either at my own home or as staging for my flips. After it gets a nice, deep cleaning, it may find a home in our kitchen (as pictured below), our upstairs hallway if it fits, or maybe even Millie's kitchen.
So, do you agree with my nagging intuition- is this an awesome buy or what?