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Monday, October 1, 2012

{Dining Room} It's Greek For Me

Man oh man, did Monday get here fast! We had a tiny taste of Fall this weekend, so it seemed to really fly by. I hope you had a great one! We pulled out some Halloween decor, and I started a few spooky projects to show you soon...but today, I'm excited to show you what came in the mail!

The super nice folks at Rugs USA offered to send me a rug for, back in April! Of course I jumped at the chance, since I was anxious to break up all the brown in our Dining Room.

Dining Room greek key rug

Problem was, my crippling indecisiveness! I finally narrowed down my top choices, and you guys voted on your favorites in this post. But apparently you loved them so much you put them all on back-order! So I was forced to be a grown-up make my own choices. Since our Living Room rug is a colorful, large floral print, I knew I wanted the adjacent Dining Room rug a neutral color with a geometric print. Enter the Homespun Elegance Rug in Enchant ....

Dining Room greek key rug

It's love-at-first-sight! This rug is very well made, super comfortable under-foot, and heavy enough that it doesn't require a pad. I know Greek Key is everywhere, but I don't think of it as trendy...this rug is definitely a keeper, and will easily transition to another room or house when necessary.

Dining Room greek key rug

The room brightened considerably when we replaced the chairs, and the rug helps to break up the browns of the floor and furniture even more. We totally lucked out with how perfectly the rug and chairs coordinate.

Dining Room greek key rug

With the new chandelier in place, I can practically visualize how this space will look when the makeover is complete. (See how the room looked in the early days here.)

Dining Room greek key rug

Let's see that change one more time....Before with the dark jute rug....(which now lives in the Family Room).


To now, with a brighter, more graphic Elegance Rug...

Dining Room greek key rug
To you sleuthy we did not repair the piano leg. I just poorly retouched the yellow blocks out, so they wouldn't detract from our new rug!
I'm not just a Hair Club for Men Rugs USA spokesperson, I'm also a customer! I've bought two rugs from them before, and am always blown-away by the speedy free shipping, great prices and super quality. This time was no different! Have you fallen in love with a rug? How about my rug?!

And I wouldn't consider this a complete and official To-Do List for the room, but it's a starting point. Click the links to catch-up on what's been done so far.

Dining Room List

New Drapes
New Wall Color
Address Knob Situation on Sideboard
What to do with the Piano?
Repair Piano Leg
Piano Bench Makeover
Replace Lampshade on Piano
Wall Art?

***I shared this project with Sarah, the best link party in town!*** 


  1. Dig the rug - definitely a keeper that can be used just about anywhere. So, what color are those walls going to be???? Can't wait to see the rest of that list.

  2. Love it! Is perfect in there.

  3. This rug is perfect for the space. Great choice! Rug shopping is always so stressful for me. It is right up there with picking paint colors.

  4. It looks beautiful! What a perfect fit for that room. I can't wait to see what the wall color will be.

  5. It's perfect! LOVE - totally a classic too!

  6. It looks beautiful! I actually gasped when I scrolled down. It's perfect!

    I tried to click on the rugsusa link and got a 404 error. Not sure if that's your end or theirs, but I thought I'd let you know.

  7. Love the rug Cassie! It's perfect in that space. Gorgeous!

  8. Love the rug you chose!! The room is fantastic!!

  9. Love this rug! Since they had their 75% off sale (that ends today!) I was stalking their site all. weekend. long. But I didn't pull the trigger on anything! Too many great options for me to choose from! Instead I was busy slaving away over my DIY starburst mirror (that I made for under five bucks!)! Woo hoo!

    PS: I am still in love with those chairs!


  10. great rug! I am in search of one for my dining room - and I also have a darn piano in my dining room, with no where else to put it right now.. eventually it will go to it's rightful owner, my adult daughter, but for now my youngest is in full swing piano lessons O.o so we must work around it!

  11. It's so sophisticated and layers really beautifully with what you already have! Awesome.

  12. Beautiful!!! Love your choice. I think it looks amazing in your dining room. I love how it's all coming together.

  13. Ohhh great choice! haha I can totally relate to the indecisiveness. I can never make a decision...or at least not quickly! But you did great! It goes perfectly with the chairs!

  14. Great rug! Excited to see how it looks after your to do list is complete! It already looks great now!

  15. I love the rug! It's amazing how a change like that so dramatically improves the room. Also, I love that piece of art over your piano. Gorgeous.

  16. Ahhh! Cassie, what a huge difference. That room looks fantastic. I love how the border really defines the space. Beautiful job my friend.

  17. The graphic rug looks fantastic! I've wanted a rug in the dining room for at least a year now but can't seem to find the perfect one! #alsoindecisive
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  18. Love the greek rug and the new chandelier! Can't wait to see more.

  19. All I can say is WOW Cassie, your DR is really evolving. I looked back on y our new chair post to see that brown BUICK of a room, and I love those chairs from Overstock! and the sideboard styling is perfect. Now, that rug is an absolute perfect addition, with some snazzy detailing. I love it all, Cassie. Fab job, and great taste!
    xo Nancy

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  22. Cassie I LOVE your rug and your dining room is looking fab girl! I too ordered a rug from RUGSUSA and it was backordered. When it came in it was like Christmas!! I love how it lightened the room (mine is similar to yours in color). I can't wait to see what you do next!! Here is the link to my blog about my rug, lol.

  23. Your dining room is looking amazing! Love the greek key! I would have never thought to put that in there with the pattern on the shades. Very very pretty!


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