I have been looking for a new rug for the closet I share with my daughter. Yes, with old houses there’s always closet sharing going, isn’t there? My daughter’s bedroom is the smallest room in our house and yet, it has the largest closet -go figure! I re-did the closet several years ago (I’ll need to share that project another time) and it holds my daughter’s clothes, my clothes and it’s our linen closet now also – yes, it’s at maximum capacity. We don’t heat our upstairs and the bedroom closets are especially cold. To stand and stare at your clothing while having a clothing crisis, your feet got quite cold.
A new closet rug
Then I found this little rug at the Goodwill Clearance Center (otherwise known as “The Bins”) where items are priced by the pound. It’s cotton and probably cost around $2 or $3. The colors match my daughter’s bedroom, too.
This rug was in really great condition except the trim was not. It was torn and ratty-tatty (like my old pillow cases were before I fixed them) so I just whipped out my seam ripper and….
removed the trim. Bye-bye ratty-tatty trim.
It’s just the right size and looks much better after a thorough cleaning. I also removed the tag so now it’s reversible, too.
This summer the rug is catching dust bunnies but next winter, it will keep our toes warm while we contemplate our stylishly frugal outfits!
Do you share a closet with someone? Do you play musical closets at your house?
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