Vintage Rugs on eBay

I was vacuuming yesterday in my bedroom and was admiring the way the light hits the deep blues and indigos of our rug. It’s 12×18 and I paid only $250 for it!

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I’ve found a ton of great rugs on eBay over the years. The funny thing is, you never really know what you’re going to get when you buy a rug online. Photos can be so deceiving! Some sellers are better than others about providing a lot of images that have been color corrected, but you will usually pay more for the rugs from those sellers.

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My secret weapon for finding cheap rugs on eBay is this search: Antiques then Rugs then the size you are looking for, and then sorted by Lowest Price First. I pop on over to that search every few weeks, just to see what’s out there.

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The best deals are usually from people that need to get rid of a rug and don’t really care about the process or really too much about the price.

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Sometimes you’ll need to be a little… flexible when the rug arrives. We unrolled the blue bedroom rug after it was delivered and there were literally SHARDS OF GLASS everywhere! It was equal parts hilarious and terrifying.  We gave it a really good vacuuming before sending it off to the rug cleaners (which I recommend whenever buying a vintage rug) and it’s all good now. I think I still came out on top. $250 for an enormous rug is a steal, broken glass or not! :)

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Feel free to share any links to your eBay rug finds in the comments section. I’d love to see what you’ve snagged! Do you have any tips or horror stories to share? :) Spill it.

One Room Challenge: Week 4 – Bedding and Rugs!

It’s week 4 of the One Room Challenge! Today we’re talking about bedding and rugs!

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Farrow & Ball wallpaper // Article chair // The Mine nightstand // Hayneedle sconces //

Hayneedle bed // Dash & Albert rug // Article leather bench // Pinecone Hill throw

We’re thinking of doing a project sort of like this simple DIY for the curtains in our ORC master bedroom space! I love the subtle block print we did here in Lucy’s bedroom!

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We’ve got some beautiful windows in the Gentry house project and I want to keep the room bright and light but still have lots of privacy in here obviously! Speaking of bright and light, check out these beams! Love how this spaces is coming together!

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Some of our orders have started to arrive and it’s getting us super excited for this room to start coming together. We were especially anxious to open up our Dash & Albert rug and our Pine Cone Hill bedding from Annie Selke.

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We fell in love with the above bedroom from Ginny Macdonald and couldn’t wait to get our hands on this indigo rug from Dash & Albert. I think it is really going to help ground the space and add a much needed pop of color. It’s a stunner in person! :)

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I usually choose to go neutral on bedding so there can be fun pillows and accessories that pop. I picked these simple hemstiched white sheets and this beautiful ivory coverlet. They are both so soft and gorgeous! I have Pineconehill sheets on my bed at home and they wash SO well.

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We will pull in some color and texture with these beautiful terracotta colored linen shams and gray and white striped shams. Won’t these be so pretty with the rug color and the gray-green dresser DIY?

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We also ordered this striped throw for either the foot of the bed or to throw over the Tablet ottoman from Article. I thought the stripe was black but it actually a suuuuuuuper dark navy and I’m OBSESSED with it. Love the fringe too!

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It’s so fun to get new deliveries every day! :) Have you been following along with the other participants? So many exciting updates this week!

Boxwood Avenue  //  Coco & Jack  //  Shay Geyer  //  Design Manifest

Dwell with Dignity  //  The Makerista  //  Making it Lovely  //  Dabito

Old Home Love  //  The Painted House  //  Megan Pflug  //  The Pink Pagoda

Erica Reitman  //  Sacramento Street  //  Simply Grove  //  Jill Sorensen

Sugar & Cloth  //  BrittanyMakes  //  Waiting on Martha //  The House that Lars Built

Give Away: $500 to eSaleRugs!

Oh what’s that you say? You would like a beautiful Persian rug of your own to spruce up your home for the holidays? That’s what I thought you said.

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ESaleRugs wants to give you $500 to shop for your own new/old rug (and if you’re too impatient/nervous to wait for the give away to end, they’re also having a 50% off sale right now, with free shipping – and they’re throwing in free rug pads!). Here are some of my favorites currently available on the site. There are seriously too many good ones to put here, but here’s a handful of them:

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To enter to win the $500 gift certificate, hop on over to eSaleRugs and check out their amazing selection of beautiful Persian, Oriental, Moroccan rugs and then leave a comment here with a link to your favorite rug. I’m turning off the comment registration for a few days so those of you who don’t have to have an account can enter (I know that’s been an issue for some of you in the past). If you aren’t signed in though, please leave an email address in the comment so we can reach you if you are the winner!

Contest ends next Tuesday night at midnight, the winner will be chosen at random and emailed. Good luck!

(rug pictured in top graphic available here)

This post is sponsored by eSaleRugs – and amazing resource for antique, vintage and even new rugs. Thank you for supporting LGN’s sponsors.

Vintage Moroccan Rag Rug

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Speaking of new rug purchases, I’ve started doing work again on the girls’ room lately. About a month or so ago I ran in to West Elm to pick up some things in the Market section (so good) and I saw two or three of these vintage Moroccan rag rugs from across the store.  Moroccan rugs of all varieties are always so expensive so I was thrilled to see these marked way, way down.

I love the texture to these rugs. You can often find them on eBay, but I loved that these had been completely cleaned. Not a speck of dust or a trace of musty odor on these.

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I was really taken with this one with the smaller pattern, but the size was too long for my girls room.
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So I ended up getting the wider, shorter rug with the bigger pattern, which turns out is perfect for impromptu games of hopscotch.

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I layered it on top of the Madeline Weinrib dhurrie I picked up two years ago (that probably is due for a professional cleaning – I spy a crayon mark here!), and I kind of like how the shapes in the two rugs play off each other. 
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The off-white color is actually a metallic silver. Love it :)

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I feel like this type of rug was just meant to be in a kids room, don’t you think? It’s soft and casual and charming. Also, when we forget to put Linus in his crate at night, he chooses to sleep here on the rug in front of the girls’ bunk beds. What a guy! Protects babies and enjoys a good Moroccan rug.