$100 Room Challenge: New Rug

I found the perfect rug to anchor my $100 room challenge entryway makeover.

I introduced you to the concept of the $100 room challenge last week.  You can read all about my project room here, (LINK).  I have large goals for my small space foyer and I am hoping to get it all accomplished for just $100.  This week, I'm thrilled to share that I found the perfect rug for my entryway!  Ahhh!  I was really hoping I could find the rug right away so I could plan around it.  I started my search at thrift stores, but wasn't having much luck.  However, a Facebook Marketplace search provided me with a wealth of options to choose from.  The problem was price.  On my wish list, was a high quality rug.  I have bought and unfortunately had to replace several rugs in my house due to life (3 kids & a dog!). Being the entryway, this space is a high traffic area.  I was looking for a darker color with blues to match up with my chinoiserie that I  hope to include somewhere in the space.

And guess what? Just like that, I came across a beauty! An hour trip to pick it up on Friday and here it is!

A New Wool Rug for the Entryway

Wool Rug for $100 Room Challenge~ White Cottage Home & Living Wool Rug for $100 Room Challenge~ White Cottage Home & Living Wool Rug for $100 Room Challenge~ White Cottage Home & Living

It is wool! And just $60!  I couldn't believe my luck.  Now I realize that $60 is a big chunk of my budget for this space, but it is going to set the stage for everything else in the room.  I am willing to splurge on this one piece and cut corners somewhere else. I love how it fills the space and separates it from the rooms around it. I think it will clean well when needed and the colors are just what I was hoping for in this space.

Let's take a look again at the goals for this space!


#1 Add more functional elements; hooks for guests to hang their coats, purses or a chair to take shoes on/ off.

#2 New rug to anchor the space

#3 Artwork and new decor 

#4 Wall treatment of some kind to differentiate this space from the surrounding area.

I'm so happy to check this big goal off my list!  I will continue posting updates once a week so, I hope you’ll join me in following along!


$60- Rug

Total: $60

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  1. Jamala says:

    Great score on that rug.. it’s going to be perfect in your space.. fb marketplace scores again!!

  2. Love the new rug, the colors go great with your style.

  3. I love a thick wool rug, and for $60? That’s a steal- congrats!

  4. Cute focal point! Great progress!!

  5. Wendy says:

    I love love love Facebook Marketplace! OMG, you found a gem! Great job!

  6. Tracy says:

    That rug was a steal!!! Looks great!

  7. Wow what a deal for that quality of rug! It will make your space!

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