I'm supposed to be gearing up for my EIGHTH One Room Challenge
but I took a little time to refresh a previous ORC over the weekend.
The Black Is Back Library got a shot of color
and an amazing (in more than one way) new rug.
More on that in a minute - you're going to want to hear this one!
I posted these two pics on my Instagram last week saying that I was realllly thinking about painting the two comfy wicker chairs in the room.
I chose a soft turquoise blue, Watery by Sherwin Williams, and we all love it!
(I guess it's pretty obvious that I need to find one more globe on one of my thrifting outings!)
This large cabinet is on the wall opposite the chairs.
I just moved it from our family room and got rid of two open bookshelves
and a bench in front of them. You can see that library layout here.
We found the cabinet in a thrift store almost 25 years ago.
It came from an old school library.
It still has library information pasted on the inside of the shelves.
Now for the rug.
I love the look of a zebra rug (faux, always faux!)
I found this Ethan Allen Rug brand new in it's original packaging at a thrift store.
I had already bought quite a few items and was headed out of the store when I saw the stack of Ethan Allen bags and a sign that said "new Zebra Rugs $50.00."
I was hesitating... One had been partially pulled out of its wrapper.
It looked nice but did I need a rug that was predominately white (I know us!)
even for $50.00?
And then the salesgirl said. "It's 50% off!!"
Sold. I'm willing to risk it for $25.00.
Then when I walked over to pay she told me a store going out of business had donated a truckload of items and brought a price sheet to help them price items if they wanted.
She told me the rug originally retailed for $2000.00.
Seriously?? I was doubtful but guess what??
I looked it up and it was originally OVER $2000.00!! $2529.00!
It is no longer available but there are quite few listings for it on resale sights!!
I think this may be my greatest thrifting deal so far!
(They were folded so the wrinkle is still relaxing a bit)
Be sure to follow along for the next few weeks here and on my Instagram
as I work on my 8th One Room Challenge.