Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I was thumbing through the new Pottery Barn catalog a few weeks ago and came across a dining room I would LOVE to copy.  I know, who wouldn't like to copy a room from Pottery Barn?  Anyway, I just absolutely fell in love with one of their American Classic dining rooms and got to thinking about how I could possibly copy it.  My dining room is fairly similar to theirs...similar color, similar windows...plus I have a cabinet similar to the one they show too, and guess what?...

I now have a RUG that is similar to theirs as well.  I had been in the market for a new rug for the dining room for quite a while.  I wanted something a little larger than what I had.  My old one was a 5x7 and was just not quite large enough to accommodate the table and chairs. 

I had looked everywhere but had not come across anything I liked.  Of course except for the one in my favorite room in the PB catalog...

PB Chantal Chenille Tapestry Rug

Then last week we had to take a trip into St. Louis and while there the hubs suggested we stop at Garden Ridge.  I love Garden Ridge, don't you?  They have a ton of cute stuff!!  Anyway, we stopped in the rug department and I found a rug I liked and it was the perfect size... Better yet, it was the perfect price...only $99 for an 8x10 rug.  Can't beat that anywhere!  So it hopped in the cart and came home with us.

You may have noticed I got a "new" Duncan Phyfe style table and chairs also, but I will tell you about that later....Anyway, on the way home from GR I got to thinking about that Pottery Barn dining room I love and I said to the hubs, "You know I really didn't think about it when we were shopping but that rug we just bought, if I recall right, is very similar to the one from PB that I like so much".  So when I got home I got the catalog out to have a look.  Yep, sure enough they are similar...

What do you think...similar?  I think so...however, the price isn't similar.  Theirs $399 for 8x10 and mine $99...so I figure I got a GREAT deal.   I got a rug similar to the one in my favorite PB dining room and I spent WAY less.  Can't beat that!  So, what do you think, do you like my new rug?  Do you think it is similar to the PB rug?

Now I am REALLY psyched...I am on my way to copying my fav PB dining room...YAY!!

My Favorite PB Dining Room

I hope I can pull it off.

By the way, if YOU are in the market for a new rug, check out Garden Ridge.  They have a ton of nice rugs to choose from and VERY LOW prices.  They have a LOT of other great stuff too.

A little side note, TOTALLY unrelated topic...we ate at Culvers after shopping at GR...All I can say is WOW, they have GOOD food.  Have you ever ate at Culvers?  I had never ate at a Culvers before and for a fast food place, let me just say...it's THE BOMB.  I had a Reuben and fries.   YUMMMMMMY!  So if you ever get the chance to eat at a Culvers, do.  I promise you will not be disappointed.

Sharing at:  My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Savvy Southern StyleCoastal Charm, The Thrifty Groove, Chatty Chics, No Minimalist Here, Mrs. Hines Class, The Shady Porch, and From My Front Porch To Yours.


  1. Your rug looks very much like the one at PB only I like it better. The design is a little more open which shows the pretty background.
    Great bargain.

    Adding some woven texture someplace in your room will bring in an element similar to the PB chairs. Just a thought....

  2. Wow...an incredible find and an amazing price! I'd say you are a winner all the way around! It is soooo close to the PB rug. Congrats on your new treasure!!!

  3. Hi! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style. I do think the rugs look very similar. An 8 x 10 rug at $99 that you love is an absolute steal. I do not understand why you want to change your dining room any further -- I think it is gorgeous the way it is (with the new rug, of course):) Good luck in your re-do!

  4. You had me at "rug"; I'm a rug-nut and change out area rugs too frequently according to my husband. That rug is gorgeous!

  5. Love that you found a deal and are able to create what you vision. Gotta love that!!
    Visiting via From My Front Porch To Yours.
    Make it a great day!

  6. The rug is definitely a close match to the PB rug! I'm so happy for you that you found it and are that much closer to getting the look you love. I love Garden Ridge too, but the one close to me burned down. I have really missed not being able to shop there. And Culvers is a nice surprise, isn't it? A step up from fast food I think.
    Thanks so much for linking up to Show & Tell.

    sharon @ mrs. hines class

  7. Hey there again, just wanted to let you know that I tagged you in a game of Q&A for bloggers. If you'd like to play, the details are in my Q&A post called Playing Along. However, there is no obligation to play.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  8. Hi Shelia,

    Love the rug, it's definitely a close match to the one in the PB catalog. I wish there was a Garden Ridge out here. Seems like we are missing a lot of great bargains!

    Marianne :)

  9. Great score on the rug, Sheila! I like it better than the PB one. Thanks for linking to the Open House party. xo, Sherry

  10. Adorable! It's fabulous! It looks so similar and I love the price from GR! Great job! Thanks for linking up!

  11. What a great find on the rug! It is really beautiful.


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