Try as I might, I'm just not a 'beige' person. I love the look of neutral rooms but when it comes down to it, I need color. So, my initial Flor option didn't end up winning out. However, I hold that the tape was an integral part of the process :)
I know this rug might not be every one's cup of tea.... But I really love it! One of my favorite things in both fashion and decor are unique pieces- items that no one else has! Which is why I love vintage/thrift shopping.
I had been checking CraigsList in St. Louis pretty much every day for a month and a half and couldn't find a rug that A. was the right size (8x11) and B. I actually liked. So on a whim, I checked the listings in Lawrence, KS because we were traveling there for Memorial Day and BOOM. I found her. The seller said his mother purchased it from an estate sale 20 years ago and had just been holding onto it ever since. They claim they've never even used it and its in awesome shape so I believe them. Before installing it in the living room, I followed these instructions to clean it.
So, all in all, I'm a reeeeeally happy camper! Tonight, we are going out for a fun dinner to celebrate our anniv AND the fact we have a great rug. Maybe I'm the only one who will be celebrating the rug, but whatev.
And because I'm a sap, I just have to share a pic from our wedding. It truly was the most wonderful day.
PS! As I was pinning yesterday, I ran across this pin from my friend Hallie. Apparently, the symbol in the center of our rug is the Chinese symbol for 'luck'... I just really love that!