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March 29, 2018

Put a Rug Under It

Rugs are expensive. Let me backtrack, appropriately sized rugs are expensive.

 One of the top decorating mistakes I see on Instagram is people putting rugs in spaces that are too small. To be honest some rules aren’t meant to be broken. Since I know rugs are pricey, the thrift store is always one of my secret weapons to find a good deal on a large rug.

Everyone likes different things, but most people like the same trendy design style. I was really surprised when I showed up extremely late to a 50% off sale at my local thrift store and ran smack dab into this $40 area rug!

For the life of me, I couldn’t figure out why no one wanted to purchase this rug? I do have a thing for unearthing amazing finds in plain sight, but this rug, I couldn’t believe it was walked over, waiting for me to snag it!

I unrolled the rug only to find out it was huge! Of course, that didn’t deter me, I bought it anyway. I mean a rug that’s 13.25 x 10.5 would cost nearly $700 plus dollars and this was just the price of two large pizzas.

I did manage to get it home and it was too large. Meh, that’s a small price to pay for such a massive decor piece. The rug was a perfect match for my decor, black.

I am preparing for a dinner party at home and I saw another rug for almost $50 and I needed to fit this one into my dining area. So, as with most things we buy second hand, we change it to fit our needs and that’s exactly what I did.

I ripped the border off the rug, made it a little smaller so that it could fit into the dining area slash temporary living room.


When people ask me what should they buy from a thrift store to save some money on decorating, I always say buy whatever you want as long as you can use it and are happy with it in your space.

When I saw my new to me rug, I knew for sure it was my style but was too large. However, all I needed was some time to size it down and it would be perfect.

Has anyone ever scored an amazing rug from Goodwill?


  1. How exactly did you size it down. Did you remind it somehow?

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