After last week’s rug failure, I redeemed myself at a local thrift store. My sister, V, and I stopped in to see if there was anything we should know about. We browsed the lamps, dinnerware, and toys without success. Fate brought us past a few rugs, so I scanned the rack and saw a small rolled up rug, backside facing out. The West Elm tag caught my eye, so I laid it on the floor and saw this:
A 3 foot by 5 foot 95% wool (the lighter raised areas are rayon) Ayo rug for only 25 bucks.
I sent a picture to Ben asking what he thought of it. No response. After talking it over with my sister, we agreed it could work as either a large bath mat or an entry rug. Then I noticed a few small pieces coming out of the raised areas. At checkout, I pointed this out. Because of the defect, the clerk took $10 off so I paid $15. Putting this in the rug win column. Excited to find a place for it in the new house.