28 January 2010

Chilewich Doormats!

Our old doormats were ready to pass on. The front door one was nice and big, but quite boring- and it was really taking a beating with all the salt & snow! The kitchen door sported the only brown one I could find (to blend into the floor)- a $4 Target mat that had already been replaced multiple times.

After an angst-filled night looking for something attractive, durable, and not too pricey, I finally struck gold:



They're vinyl shag utility mats from Chilewich. Durable, practical, seemingly indestructible... and they look good. They're pretty pricey though ($150 for a 3'x5'... ouch!), but my luck wasn't over yet. Over on RedLollipop.com you can get big discounts on them- and they also sell 'irregulars' for 50% off. I bought 2 irregulars... and can't tell the difference! :D My only wish was that I could have gotten a bigger one for the front door, but the bigger size wouldn't fit... so there isn't anything I can do about that. Either way, I'm basking in how happy a doormat can make me...

8 comments:

Ilena

A nice doormat really does brighten up the place. They look lovely and so does your little Pepper ~ how sweet!

Kate and Oli

oh they look awesome!

i found you through etsy forums and i love your blog! the design is amazing! did you do it yourself?

can't wait to read more!

katie

Tess Carter

thanks Katie! I modified the design from an existing template to suit what I wanted, and then I did all the graphics. Although... we're getting another dog in a couple days, so I'm planning on re-doing it! lol

LuliBags

Very cheerful, lovely.

Bethany Dirksen

Cheerful is a perfect description! Especially with the decor in your home...they fit so well.

Barbara

How fun Tess!! They are beautiful. b.

Lala's Pequenos

Thanks for the links - these are great!
-Alessandra

TheFrogBag

I love all the pictures of your beautiful home. How inspiring!

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