Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Rug or No Rug?

Hello friends! Well, I did not fall off the face of the earth, just off the face of the blogosphere for a little while! Between having two sets company this month, and just needing a blogging break in general, I put my blogger hat on a shelf for a few weeks. I've said before that blogging is by no means a "job" for me. I blog because I enjoy it and I like interacting with friends, readers, and other bloggers. I like to keep it real here. I like having a place I can be myself and share whatever projects/life events that might be happening. Thank you all for sticking with me, and a big thanks to reader, Brenda, who sent me a sweet note making sure I was okay and prompted me to get the ball rolling again!

Back to business now! I ordered a new rug for underneath our kitchen table. I am undecided on whether or not I think it's too small for the space? The chairs fit on the rug, but I'm afraid it might get annoying when some of the chair is off the rug when someone is sitting at the table? The problem is that the space is not that large, and the next size up would be way too big. So, it's either this size or nothing at all (I just unrolled it, so it's not laying flat yet). Thoughts?

We have had this kitchen table for years and years. I updated it a few years ago and purchased two new end chairs, but I still don't love it. It works for now and it's in great shape, so we have decided to keep it for a few more years.

When you can't change the big ticket item, change something around it!

I also wanted to break up all of the dark hardwood in the space, so I thought an indoor/outdoor rug would be my best bet. I'm a huge indoor/outdoor rug fan. So many choices, durable, washable, and inexpensive! I have an indoor/outdoor runner at my front door and one coming off the garage door. I think an indoor/outdoor rug is a sure bet underneath an eating area.

I went with this Ballard Designs zig zag rug in Grey/Sand. I got it for 20% off, keeping it under $100 (including shipping). This is an inspiration image from Ballard Designs that I just L.O.V.E that includes the zig zag rug.

Here is another angle in which I think it might look too small?

I will keep you posted I what I decide. I love the look of a rug, so I think I'm sold that I need something, just not sure if I will be able to find the right size. Maybe I'm over thinking it and this one will do, it's just how my crazy brain operates! 

Hope you enjoyed/are enjoying your spring break and warmer temps and thoughts of spring! xo


  1. The rug is great but it is definitely too small. Perhaps you can send it back and get a bigger one or order another of the same size and place them both under the table.

  2. I think that rug is good, but the size is interesting. I could be bigger, but it's not bad like this.