The floor in my office/computer room is hardwood, and my rolling office chair has slowly been leaving its mark. I've gotten rid of the chair and use a kitchen chair now - which has done wonders for my back - but I need to cover up the damage that's been left behind.
So, I decided that I'd get a rug. At first, I wanted contemporary. I wanted one solid (darker) colour rug, with a single, contrasting flower on it. I even found exactly what I wanted, costing a cool $1000.
Thinking that surely I could find something almost as good at a more reasonable price, I set about on a mission. Since then, I have bought and returned 5 rugs.
I started with one that was too flimsy. It wrinkled and gathered against anything that moved around it. It went back the next day. Then I found a really cool rug that was dark brown with a single, red flower across it. Beautiful, and even better it was made of recycled materials. Unfortunately, it had the texture of walking across sand paper. It went back too. In my third attempt, I got home to discover that the picture on the package and the pattern on the rug were completely different. The forth was a little too small, and a little too pink.
And then the angels sang. I went to Costco to renew my membership - and NOT buy anything - and somebody in front of me was returning a rug. That one was the wrong colour, but was enough to convince me to investigate further. I ended up finding the perfect rug in a style I didn't know I was looking for. It's shag. It's the exact opposite of what I wanted; but it's the perfect size, the perfect colour and the softest rug I've ever felt.
It's also currently rolled up in the corner of the room. If I'm feeling ambitious tomorrow, I'll empty the room so that I can lay it out for pictures. And hopefully to keep. Because I don't want to return any more rugs.
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