Rug Flipping!

30 Jan

Yesterday I was vacuuming our living room rug, which I am growing quite tired of, and I flipped it over to vacuum underneath it.

It’s a pretty rug, by Surya: it’s black with gray (cool gray…slightly green) large-scale spots on it, and it fits our colors nicely. It works well as a soft place where my son can build things, like ergonomic stands for the iPad (I am a proud mama). It’s getting older and has been well loved. It looks like this:

Rug Flipping

It’s a fine rug. But I’m a designer, and I get tired of things. Plus right now I’m in a neutral phase (or at least I think it’s a phase, but that remains to be seen).

Anyway, when I flipped it over I saw this: Rug Backing

It’s perfect. Neutral, slightly masculine, simple, and lovely.

So I flipped the whole rug over. My son helped. We talked about how “flat weave” means “no shoes.” He gets it. Completely gets it.

Rug Flipping

I layered a little throw rug on top of it, and there it is. I love it. Thinking this will last for a while…

 

 

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2 Responses to “Rug Flipping!”

  1. Katy February 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM #

    I googled “rug flipping” and your post popped up. today i took a trip to HomeGoods and fell in love with a rug, only to discover out it was the backside of the piece. glad to see other people have made that discovery! how funny!

    it looks great!

    • jgbinteriors February 21, 2014 at 9:57 PM #

      That’s great, Katy! I have done it with fabric before, too.

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