My Wydeven Designs link to website customers (and fans) have seen this wonderful fleur de lis rug in my sunroom in most of my refurbished furniture photographs - it is in my "photo studio/sunroom"!
|This rug has been in this room since it was built in 2004 and before that in the adjacent kitchen dining area!|
It had accumulated quite a few spots that I could not remove and was again showing some wear along the bottom and edges. I again started listlessly looking for a replacement on-line and elsewhere but found NOTHING I could even imagine using instead. Meanwhile, over the last week, we have been dog-sitting my daughter's elderly dog and one morning woke up to see she had soiled the carpet pretty badly the night before but we had not spotted it in the dark. I started using all the products and tricks to remove the stain but was not totally successful - I was not too happy about this! I realized I would really need to replace it now and figured that I would be in for a long search!
Recently, I had found a Frontgate Outlet Center not far away in Roswell, GA. It had been there for some time but I just never noticed until it was mentioned to me by a friend for a totally different purchase - an indoor/outdoor type lantern that she had bought at the center - link to website - location.
I visited it right after the referral and took these photos - several weeks ago.
|The store was just setting up holiday sales - loved the big green and silver ornaments.|
|Best prices were on the outdoor furniture - the sling-back chairs were $99 each - not too bad for Frontgate!|
|I liked the furniture but thought it was pretty pricey for an "outlet center" - as high as $1200.|
Yesterday, my husband I and I stopped by the outlet center to check out Christmas decorating options for out front-porch area and were disappointed in the selection - both the type of product available and cost. The price was not much less than the catalog sales. I wandered over to the rug area and spied a blue and white edge under a stack of outdoor carpets. I pulled this one out and said I thought it would work in our room - the size is 8X10 (slightly smaller than other) and only $159 - not a bad deal! We brought it home and VOILA - I like it!
It is an outdoor carpet but does not look like it. It might, however, better survive other "accidents" - at least that is my hope! I must admit, I do not yet like it as well as the other but I do like the brightnesss of it (and of course, it's clean!!). I think this will work!