Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Storage issue solved!

I love using chenille scatter rugs around the house; some vintage, some new. My problem has always been where to store them. I thought baskets might be a good solution (in a small house, you need to get creative about storage space)...


... so I measured my rolled up rugs, measured the space under our sap bench/coffee table, and set out for Home Goods.


I found exactly what I was looking for! These two baskets are the perfect size for my chenille scatter rugs and they fit underneath the sap bench perfectly! If I'd had something custom made it couldn't have worked out better! While at Home Goods, I also picked up some baskets for my bookshelves (another organization project I'll share in a future post).


And I have to tell you about this new little rug and the incredible deal I got on it! It's just a 5'x8' indoor/outdoor rug but for $4.99 I couldn't pass it up!! I found it at The Christmas Tree Shop (a chain of stores here in the northeast). When I got it up to the register the cashier said, "This rug rings up at $49.99." I said, "Oh, I thought the tag said $4.99!" to which she replied, "It does. Let me call a manager." So the manager came over, looked at the rug, looked at the price sticker and told her to give it to me for $4.99 even though the price was actually $49.99! Then he told me I got the buy of the year! Thank you, Mr. Manager! "Don't you just love a bargain?" is the jingle for their commercials... Yes, I do!!

Donna

25 comments:

tidymom said...

What a perfect fit! For your rugs and table! I wouldn't get that lucky! and I surely wouldn't find it at the 1st place I went!!!

A big WoooHOOO on the $4.99 rug too!!!

~Tidymom

NnN said...

D, those are exactly what I need!! Hhhmmm....off to Home Goods I go! :) Hope you are having a great fall!

laurie said...

Wow! Those baskets look like they were made to go under that table. And what a wonderful table it is! How smart and creative to find such wonderful storage AND have it look so pretty too! And that rug - bargain of the century!! Lucky you! laurie

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

That's the perfect solution! LOVE your coffee table! Sap Bench is it? Charming!!!!!

Deb said...

I love a bargain too - and I LOVE your sap bench/coffee table!! The storage baskets underneath are perfect :-)

Connie said...

I LOVE that idea, chickee!! I have hubby's old military foot locker (painted white, of course) under a sofa table in my living room holding old rugs. I'm thinking of "papering" it to give it a bit of "punch"! But I love your idea for different areas of the house also. Just beautiful, sweetpea!
Smooches,
Connie

cargol said...

What a creative storage idea and love your buy of the season!

Victoria Lynn said...

Donna,
Those are really great baskets...how perfect! Your rug looks great with your tables and rocker!
Hugs,
Victoria Lynn

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh wow, that is so beautiful, I LOVE that bench! its so rustic and with the things on it , it just warms it up so much! I love the idea of putting such soft things with rustic, its my favorite kind of decorating!

Beautiful!!

~ hugs ~ Cynthia

Nola @ the Alamo said...

My mom used to store small rugs, and table cloths, etc... by rolling them up and slipping them into the openings on those plastic shoe holders that hang in the closet. They usually have about a dozen slots for shoes, so you can put your rolled up linens in them and store a lot in a little closet space! I do the same with my electrical cords and extra computer wires; they are handy and not jumbled up when I need them.

Kelli @ Vintage Vavoom said...

What an amazing deal you got. It was nice of the manager (and good customer service) to make good on that price.

Great idea on the storage baskets. They fit perfectly and look so beautiful all rolled up.

Can't wait to see your other organization project.

Stephanie said...

What a great idea! I love it when you think up a new idea and the solution just appears...that is so fun!

Stephanie

TattingChic said...

What a creative, space saving and aesthetic solution!

Adrienne said...

Wow, Donna, you did great! That was your day to find the good things. Your baskets are the perfect solution for your cute rugs. I live in a small house and understand the need to use every bit of storage possible. And your new rug is perfect. Even more perfect? The price! Can't wait to see your baskets for the bookshelves. ~Adrienne~

Claudia said...

Love your bargain - that rug is great! I, too, am in a tiny house and use baskets frequently. Your fit perfectly under that bench. Don't you just love Home Goods?

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Glad you were able to find something to store those rugs in. It's nice too! That rug was indeed the buy of the year. What a deal!

Angie said...

WOW, you did get a deal and those baskets look perfect underneath the table!

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
I love baskets! They help so much with storage AND they look great. I don't know what I'd do without Home Goods and TJMaxx. They have such wonderful bargains. If I have an idea for some new decorating "thing" I have in my head that's the 1st place I go to. If it's not a bargain I can't afford it!
Hugs, Sherry

Pat said...

Hi Donna!

That was a fabulous idea! That would be great for lots of things that need storage in a living room.

I wish Chrstmas Tree shops were in my area -- sounds like my kind of store.

I tagged you on my blog post today -- I hope you can join in! I know how much you love books so I think you'll find it easy and fun to do!

Hugs, Pat
PS Did your daughter happen run into Mel Gibson on his movie shot yet? I'd love to see him in person! :-)

Linda's Blue Gate said...

I adore that sap bench..... what is a sap bench? what ever it is.... it sure is cute.... and don't those rugs look so pretty all rolled up tidy in the perfect baskets....
HUgs
Linda

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

I know you love your storage but...
I LOVE YOUR BENCH/COFFEE TABLE! Very cool!
Lisa & Alfie

KarenHarveyCox said...

Your home has to be the dreamiest place I have seen. Not only is this efficient, but it is gorgeous to look at too. I am so happy that you are joining the Christmas Fair tomorrow. See you then. Karen

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I wish we had a Home Goods store! I keep hearing about it from you other bloggers. And I've never seen one here in Texas. I LOVE your idea. That's so wonderful, as I love organization ideas!
Brenda

Envoy-ette said...

That would never work for me. They would make me pay the full amount! Love those baskets! Isn't it great when you find something that works out so well! :D

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

That's incredible that you got such a great bargain! Hey, if they marked it wrong, they have to eat the cost!

I love the baskets under your table. It looks great!

Kady