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This Week: “Best of” Tips

This week I’m taking a look back into the archives.  I’m re-posting some of your favorite old tips from this past year.  There are so many tips that even I have forgotten about.  Hopefully, you’ll be reminded of a tip you never got around to doing or maybe forgot about.  What’s old is new again, right?  Enjoy!

Budget Tip of the Day: Cheap Area Rug

I’ve been looking for large area rugs quite a bit lately and am always overwhelmed by the high price tags.  A large rug is just plain expensive.  I’m sure many of you have faced the same dilemma as me.  Using carpet tiles is always a good option, but I thought about piecing a few smaller rugs together to make one large area rug or runner.

via Apartment Therapy

These are rag rugs from Target that were about $4.00 each.  The edges are butted up together and then hand stitched with a cotton yarn.  I love the contrasting colors!  Just a large needle while you watch a few episodes of Sarah’s House on HGTV (my favorite show!) and you’ve got yourself a good sized rug.

via Apartment Therapy

via Apartment Therapy

This could save you a lot of money.  What do you think?  Would you do this?  I’m dying to try it.

Come back tomorrow for another “best of” tip.


  1. Rachel Henry says:

    Aaaccckkk!! I remember when you posted this and I LOOOVED IT!!! I would love to use this idea. Will have to pin it for now. :)

  2. Christy says:

    Cute idea! I love Sarah’s House, too! My fav’ HGTV show as well!!

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