Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Entry Rug

I'm starting to see how little things can bring some added joy to my life.  

Like I've said before, our home used to be one of my parents' vacation rentals. In the 2+ years we've lived in it, I've slowly converted/switched all the Hawaiiana pieces into things that reflect our style. After all, we're not on vacation here. Ivy and I were both born and raised in Hawaii and don't need to surround ourselves with fake palm trees and pineapples in the privacy of our own home. One of the last pieces in our home reflecting this touristic culture was a palm tree rug in our entry way. It was a little stained from where Ivy colored on it with black permanent marker a year ago, and from normal wear and tear (sorry mom). I was at Pier One earlier this summer, and fell in love with a colorful entry rug on sale for like $16.

Here is the before and after:

I can't believe how much more cheery the new rug makes the entry!

 Up close the various fabrics are so cute.

Ivy loves it too.

 And practices her 1st position on it.

Amazing what a new rug can do! Call me shallow, but I get so happy looking at it! Thanks Pier One, for brightening my day. (This is not a sponsored post, though I wish it were! All opinions are my own.)




  1. ooh, I love that rug too...I was hoping you had actually made it so I could learn how to do it. Beautiful! If you decide to give it a whirl, (to make one) please let me know!!!! That's a challenge!

    1. Haha, I know! I felt like a traitor to the creative world, giving in and buying one... but sometimes it has to be done! I've been eye-ing those large crochet rugs on Pinterest... maybe I'll do one of those. Thanks for stopping by, Linda!

  2. It's amazing how much that rug made a different - it really brings color to the room. Beautiful colors in the rug! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

    1. I know! I love it. Thanks for stopping by. We're having are first link party here at Jed & Ivy. Starts today and every friday. Hope you'll check it out!

  3. So cute and cheerful!
    Greetings from Australia♥

  4. Your rug has great colors and it looks really soft too!

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