Tuesday, February 12, 2013

You Get What You Pay For!

I am obsessed with rugs these days. I have been searching for not one, but three rugs for my family room. I am feeling a bit like Mary McDonald in Million Dollar Decorators who can't quite get her own space together despite creating lovely spaces for other people.

One of my forays into rugs (and I will admit I have had about 4 different rugs in my space in less than a month) involved Joss and Main, the daily flash sale of home furnishings. I found a great rug, that looks like an expensive Madelaine Weinrib rug that I have been coveting but at a fraction of the price. I ordered it immediately.

When it arrived, I loved it! And then after about 5 minutes, I started noticing the blue rug fibers floating to the surface of the rug. So I vacuumed. 
And clogged my vacuum. But it's a new rug - they shed..right? 
I started seeing it on my kids clothes, toys and pretty much all over my house.  So I kept vacuuming.
And then I filled a vacuum bag full of blue fibers. ICK!!!
My love was quickly turning sour and I began to resent my cheapo purchase; especially because it was "non refundable".  What's a girl to do? Take photos and lots of them and contact customer service asap. 

A big thank you to Joss and Main for taking my rug back.

And a note to self - you definitely get what you pay for!

Lesson learned!

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  1. Ummm are they gonna pay for a vacuum cleaner too? Holy Smokes that thing shed like crazy!

    1. Seriously!!! I was so afraid it was going to break too - thankfully it held up, and they took it back :) B