Thursday, April 7, 2016

SHEEPSKIN RUGS: FAUX



During my bedroom makeover, I knew I wanted to have some type of fur/shag rug(s) in the room.  A lot of my Pinterest inspiration images had the large furry, cozy sheepskin rugs on either side of the bed.  I was dying for an excuse to get rid of our current rug, so the idea to replace with two sheepskins was perfect.

Until...I started looking around...they were pricey - especially the larger ones that I was really wanting to get.  Fortunately, for me there is an Ikea like 10 mins from my house, that I just happen to visit frequently...and we all know Ikea always has a cheaper solution, right?!;)

While I was there shopping one day, I noticed the RENS sheepskin rug.  It was exactly what I was looking for, except for the fact that it was too small...I really needed something larger in size.  Right next to the RENS bin was a bin full of the TEJN faux sheepskins.  It was larger in size and it was only $12.99; not nearly as comfy as the RENS, but it would work.  My diy Ikea hack was to purchase two of these TEJN faux rugs and sew them together to create one larger rug to place next to each side of my bed.

Unfortunately, I did not get a pic of the in progress, but I literally just got out my sewing needle and thread, and hand sewed the two together at the bottom, flat end.  Final cost:  $26 per rug - much more budget friendly than the $300+:).

Here is the end result -




Because my love for rugs seems to be pretty fleeting, I loved this solution.  




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