Saturday, February 2, 2013
Well, back to the nursery shall we? :) Remember when I was on a crazy search for a plush white rug for the nursery? I searched every store and the internet high and low for six or so months and found nothing. Well, close to nothing. I found a perfect rug online....it was $200. Which was alright. I wasn't happy about spending that amount of money on a rug, especially one I couldn't feel in person. But it was the cheapest....yes, sadly the cheapest...rug I had found that fit my criteria. The only problem? It was a sheepskin rug...a quad pelt sheepskin rug. First off, wasn't fond on the fact that it was from a sheep. Second, it wasn't washable...at all. So, I was really in a bind. Do I go with an expensive rug that I love the look and the plushness off and sacrifice the actually need of it being washable ...and a little more in my price range? I had that rug sitting in my shopping cart for like 2 months. lol. Luckily, I didn't give up and my scouring the stores led me to Ikea. -Oh Ikea how i love thee - :)... I found the pelts. ...the real pelts. and didn't like them at all. The color first off was horrible...more yellow. And the price was $40 or $50 a pelt and I wanted 4. So I might as well buy the other one. And then in the corner I spotted a different pelt. Much whiter :) I went to look...and lo and behold. $10....yup. $10. Synthetic...and completely hand washable. Score!!.....So, I bought 7. lol
A little ridiculous? Yes. But I knew a few places I wanted them....not just the nursery.
And since they were separate, and since I ended up putting the crib in the middle of the room, I was able to do two on each side of the crib for a perfect look :) ..and a total of only $40. And trust me when I say they really do come clean. The babe has already made her mark on a few of them while doing a photo shoot, and you can't even tell.
Here's another place I did the same thing and put them on the bench in my dining room. Love :)
So, instead of one quad pelt rug for $200, I was able to do two double pelt rugs for $40 and I could end up putting them together in the future to make a quad pelt :)