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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Under Foot

 I went on a little tiny thrifting trip....to only ONE thrift shop, last week and when I walked in the door,
I saw this
AWESOME BAMBOO 5X8 RUG, bound in BLACK.....

I almost went to my knees. I have been looking at these online and wanted one in the WORST way....
however, the price of one just did NOT make
SOCIAL SECURITY smile one single bit.
Sooo
my "want button" was put on hold for awhile..

Well...this thrifted one....FIVE BUCKS....$5.00....
I said, "Hey....wrap it up....I'll take it."

(this photo makes the wood look yellow but that's not the true color.......did you know that cameras lie sometimes?..........meee, either.)
 Yesss, there were a few broken pieces....
a couple totally missing..
but YOU WONDERFUL BLOGGERS have taught me that just about ANYthing can be fixed.
You would be surprised how GREAT that brown PAINT PEN worked on some of these places.
 ....some of the stitching on the PERFECT black binding was coming loose
and allowing some of the teeny, tiny slats to work loose.
HOT GLUE GUN
to the rescue and it worked so good, I wanted to SING AND SHOUT.
 OOO HONEY....
it's just perfect for my tiny breakfast room....
it looks mighty fine with my black bistro set and all my baskets.
 ...did I mention that it was FIVE DOLLARS ??

While we are in the breakfast room,
let's take a look around.

That's my new shelf unit that I got with BIRTHDAY MONEY.... I sure am liking it...and those two drawers....?....
not a single thing in them.....yet.

The basket in the middle holds a few cookbooks.....
The large bottom basket holds my crock beverage dispenser....perfect fit.



Mr. Sweet and I don't use this little breakfast area much at all....

It IS used as a TABLE FOR TWO when we have our home fellowship dinner at Sweet Nothings.

I sometimes sit here and drink a cup of tea or coffee and glance thru a new catalog.....
 I think the little thrifted rug goes just great in this tiny breakfast room with the
BISTRO SET......
 Can you believe those polka dot cushions with the GIGANTIC white dots ?
meee, either....
I may have to switch those out with something a little more......uh......CHECKED.
:)
XOXO bj
 woo hoo....

40 comments:

Tami {Curb Alert!} said...

Great job repairing it. It looks great :)
Tami

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a bargain BJ, and it looks fabulous! xxoo Debbie

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

BJ: What luck!! And you repaired it perfectly. Looks brand new. Don't you dare change those cushions. They spoke to me right away..Happy Sunday..Judy

TexWisGirl said...

a great find and an easy save by you! :)

Loretta said...

Love love your $5 purchase...the black binding is an excellent addition that brings out the other black in the room! Nice....

Theresa said...

OH MY, great buy! I have been looking for a rug for my back porch to go under my bistro set!

Love the shelf AND the polka dot cushions!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Super find and it looks fabulous in the breakfast area. Perfect with the baskets. Great little spot. Hugs, marty

Vee said...

It looks great to me...the polka dot cushions look great to me...everything you do looks great to me. I don't think I like you anymore. LOL!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a great find BJ! It looks wonderful...

Shelia said...

Woo Hoo! BJness, you hit the jackpot! I love it and you did a great job of 'fixing' it! Those markers work well on scratched furniture too! Love your little breakfast room and I'd love to sit there with you and sip tea!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a phenomenal find and price! You did great fixing it too! Great look in your breakfast area.

Pondside said...

You are clever! I like the look of the bamboo under the sweet little table.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
WoW! What a find...and what a GREAT price!!! I love your "quick fixes"!!! That darling breakfast room would be my favorite "hang out"!!! Indulge yourself, after all...you deserve the best! Is it alright that I like the black with white polka dots???
Fondly,
Pat

Paloma said...

Great job! :) Looks great! Thanks for sharing so many pictures! and I love how you say Mr. Sweet :) Sooo... well... sweet! :) <3 Blessings!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

great deal on a super rug! You are pretty lucky at thrift shops! And I love the polka dots, don't get rid of them!!

NanaDiana said...

What a great find. It looks like you fixed any flaws in it- it looks like brand new- xo Diana

classic • casual • home said...

WHAT A DEAL. Looks so pretty.

middle child said...

Good finds are always exciting. Gotta say though....I LOVE polka dots!!!!!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

WOW what a super find!! It looks great in your breakfast area!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That little breakfast area is very pretty, BJ. The gorgeous rug is perfect for that spot. BTW, how much did you say you paid? Oh yes, I believe it was $5.00. Great price!!---
Shannon

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Woohoo!! that is a great find and a fantastic price. It looks perfect in there!

CAS said...

It's perfect, BJ! I think your little breakfast room looks so charming.

CAS

Sarah said...

I've never seen a bamboo rug. This looks perfect under the bistro table. Great find, BJ.

Linda Chapman said...

YAY for YOU!!! God gives us the desires of our heart! Often times that comes through the Goodwill's! Just as wonderful if not MORE so!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You found a great deal and it looks perfect in your breakfast room-enjoy:@)

eileeninmd said...

Wow, you are great! What a great find, the bamboo rugs looks wonderful. Great repair job. Your breakfast room looks lovely. Great post, thanks for sharing.

The French Hutch said...

What a great find bj. You sure are handy at repairing, looks new. Love your breakfast room………..

~Emily
The French Hutch

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

Look at you getting all crafty with your rug! Looks good as new and what a great deal you got. I would be doing the happy dance too!

Beverly said...

Great find, JB, and it is perfect for your breakfast room.

Keep the polka-dots. I love them.♥

Irene said...

BJ I love your style. You are not an old granny stuck with the same old style. You are way too cool to be a granny. What a great bargain. Love it all.

Audrey said...

LOVE the polka dot cushions ... KEEP them. The rug looks great and you did a good "fix" on it.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh well done! And a big clap on the back for you!! I'm so glad you held off and bought this version - and what a find!! It looks fab and you'll forever smile when you see it in your house, knowing just how clever you are!!

Sarahx

Suzy said...

What a great score! You are so smart to whip out a brown paint pen. I don't know that I would thought of that.

Sandi McBride said...

I love a thrift shop...wish I had been with you!!!
Sandi

Beth said...

I love your great $5 find. It looks perfect under your bistro set.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Betcha I am older than you but I will never tell. :-)

Love Of Quilts said...

I will have to say a woo hoo....
to that too! What a fine.

Designs By Pinky said...

I LOVE the black and white dots!!!! I would keep them! That rug is the steal of the year!!!! WOW! I love it and so glad you could fix the LITLLE imperfections so easily. XO, Pinky

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my gosh! $5! What a gorgeous find:>)

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Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
xo

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Becolorful said...

Ooh la la. Love it and it was well worth the wait. You have an eye for this and it looks so great in your home. Thanks for sharing.
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