Monday, January 27, 2020

New Rugs for the Garage

Linda complained that the rugs we had in the garage smelled "musty" after they were flooded by the washing machine.

Luckily just after we got the washing machine replaced, the City of Austin had one of their twice-a-year "bulk pickup" days, where people put out large objects (too large to fit in the normal trash bins) and the City picks them up.  In our neighborhood that can mean a wide variety of things, but many of them are often in relatively good shape.  In particular, people throw out room size rugs, because they are dirty?  Or stained?  Or just not the style they want now?

So I checked around and found two new rugs to replace our old ones.  Unlike the older ones, they are not the same size.  The smaller one is 8x10.

and the larger one is 8x12.

but the fit nicely in the garage.

The larger rug has a label on the back saying it is polypropylene, made by Orian Rugs (only 94 inches wide, not quite 8 feet). Torello Ivory.

Update May 2022:  Another bulk pick-up day for the City.  One of the neighbors put out a nice looking rug, so I used it to replace the one on Linda's side. 

This new rug is 8x10.  A tag on the back says "Talya Ivory Blue Area Rug" from the Home Decorators Collection, Home Depot.  Model 54067.  Made in Turkey of polypropylene and polyester. $201.74


And we have previously replaced the rug on my side.


This is called Paradise or maybe Capri.  Design CPR1003.  It appears to be from Walmart.  Made by Tayse. $169.64.  Again, made in Turkey.