Friday, December 28, 2012

What The....

A couple days ago, I shared my wild weekend that involved some fan-freakin’-tasic bedroom re-arranging.  I was having a grand ‘ole time, until...I started moving our king sized bed.  After moving it just a couple inches {we have a rug and furry furniture movers under all the legs so I could easily slide it around the room}, I saw something weird on the floor.

Huh?  What the...


When I bent down, I saw our wool rug was leaving a layer of sand on the floor.  :-/  I’m sure many people may know this happens with rugs, but I did not.  I had never, ever seen it before.  It’s probably due to the fact that all the other rugs I ever owned were inexpensive, synthetic ones.  Wool rugs were a whole new experience for me.  And so far, I’ve been nothing but let down by the experience.  The thing NEVER.STOPS.SHEDDING.  Seriously.  I finish vacuuming, and an hour later, there are a million wool fibers all over the room and spilling out into the hallway.  Shedding fibers + accumulating sand = BYE BYE ANNOYING RUG.  Your amazing good looks just don’t make up for your disappointing personality...errrr, characteristics.

And don’t get me wrong...I realize these terrible attributes could have something to do with the fact that we didn’t pay thousands of dollars for the rug, but it wasn’t cheap either!  The only reason we were able to afford the rug in the first place was because I purchased it from One Kings Lane when it was heavily discounted.  Le sigh.

Since nixing our bedroom rug, our poor tootsies have been very sad about our cold floor, and semi-echo-ish room.  To make up for this, I have been online-stalking rugs like it’s my job.  There are a few rugs that I’ve been in love with since before we moved into our house, but I could never make myself pull the trigger because buying rugs online scares the heck out of me.

Is there a crazy selection?  Yes!  Is it convenient?  Yes!  Is the shipping free?  Yes!  Are the prices great?  Yes!

Butttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt {and that’s a big but}...

Will I like it in person?  What color will it really be?  Will I have to re-package and return it, at my expense?  Am I just creating a huge headache for myself?  I JUST DON’T KNOW!!!

Ugh, it’s so very tough to deal with a major case of FOBO {fear of buying online}.  Luckily, I overcame my fear and ordered three, yes three, rugs from Rugs USA last night.  After more than a year of almost buying from them, I clicked the submit button on my order…and it felt great.

More details to come next week!  Happy Friday! :)

12 comments:

  1. I suffer from FOBO as well. I have found so many rugs that would look great in our living room but balk at the last minute and end up missing whatever sale was going on.

    I can't wait to see the new rugs!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Big purchases that are hard to return are sooo scary to me. Otherwise, online shopping is my jam! Maybe if it works out for me, you can take a leap too! ;)

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  2. 3! 3 different options for the bedroom? or 3 for around the house?

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    1. Yuppers...three rugs! They aren't all for our bedroom though hehe. One for our bedroom, one for our living room and one for our guest bedroom. The living room and guest bedrooms can {possibly} be switched around if we want a new look. My next post explains more. I promise...I'm not that crazy! ;)

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  3. Hope one of the rugs work for the bedroom! We had a wool rug in our last apartment, and the shedding drove me so nuts that I sold it on craigslist.

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    1. Thanks Melanie!! I don't blame you...the shedding is the WORST. So annoying!

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  4. That's really strange about the sand. Almost all of our rugs are good-quality carpet remnants that were bound into rugs. I went with those for cost and comfort, but I do wish we had a little more pattern in our lives. Looking forward to living vicariously through your choice.

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    1. Yea, it was so weird! I definitely wasn't expecting that at all! Hopefully you'll approve of, and enjoy, my choices...hehe. :)

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  5. Can't wait to see what you picked!! I fear big online purchases too!

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    1. Thanks Christine...at least I know I'm not the only one! ;)

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