Friday, February 28, 2014

My New Outlet Shopping Purchase: It's Kind of a Big Deal

Okay… I promised you earlier this week that I would be back to show you my big, bad (meaning totally good) purchases from the weekend's outlet shopping excursion.

I should save the best for last, but I just can't wait to share it. This was my favorite item and best deal rolled into one.

The backstory: I've been eyeing this little number from West Elm for quite some time...

It's the Phoenix Dhurrie rug from West Elm. Originally $599 for an 8x10. (It's on sale right now online for $419 plus $25 delivery surcharge.)

It had me at pink. I know. It's my weakness. I thought it would be fun in the sunroom, which already has some pink accents. However, they didn't have the rug in the store near me so that I could check it out in person, and I really didn't need to be spending that kind of $$ anyway. Plus, does my house really need any more pink? Maybe not. So, I let it go.

Last Friday, my friend Valerie and I went outlet shopping in Ohio, and our first stop was Pottery Barn. (You may remember Valerie from our run in with Thrifty Decor Chick.)

The Pottery Barn outlet carries all things PB and West Elm. It was nirvana. And nestled among the rows of rugs was a Phoenix Dhurrie rug. We had met at last! And I loved every 8x10 inch of it.

The rug didn't have a price tag, but I figured it would be around $300. I asked a sales associate to check the price. He came back and told me it would be $167. SCORE! Even if it didn't work in the sunroom, that baby was coming home with me. I could not pass up that deal.

When I got to the counter to pay, I was informed that the rug was an additional 30% off, meaning the $599 rug was mine for less than $120. I felt as if I'd won some type of shopping award. I may have given the cashier an acceptance speech. 

Here's Phoenix Dhurrie lying on my sunroom floor. As you can tell by my stacks of magazines, I didn't bother to stage the photo for you.

I'm getting ready to make some paint changes to this room, so I'll have better pics soon. But, I couldn't wait to show you.

I'll be unveiling some other outlet purchases next week. Stay tuned…

We are getting ready for yet another snowstorm to hit tomorrow. It makes me want to throw myself down on my pink rug and have a pity party. What are you up to this weekend?

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  1. Wow wow double wow!! You cracked me up about the acceptance speech. What a score. Link her up and I can feature that bad girl.

  2. What a lovely rug and it is PERFECT in that room. It really says Spring and Summer to me. It looks great in that bright, sunny room.
    I DO wish you would have recorded that "acceptance speech" xo Diana

  3. total score! I love it when the universe lines up a mega shopping deal. I think maybe you should buy a lottery ticket this weekend too :)

  4. Wow, Carolyn! You really scored big! I've admired that rug at Wesr's perfect in your room! Congrats!

  5. I am so so so so happy for you! Big score and I love it. Perfect for your sunroom.

    I haven't been to an outlet in a long time. We pass one on the way to the lake all the time. Definitely this summer!


  6. I would have put on a gold gown and thanked the academy and everyone in between for that fun and fabulous find! I have been loving pink lately - such a cheerful way to add a pop of girly color!

  7. So pretty! Now that's what I call a deal! I love when you get the added surprise at the checkout of additional savings - doesn't happen often but when it does, I could do backflips! :)

  8. that is a deal and a steal. a KILLER deal and a steal.

  9. What an amazing deal! SCORE!!!!! Looks great in your sunroom too! Congrats! Hugs, Leena

  10. I think that might be the prettiest rug I've ever seen. What a deal!!!

  11. Congratulations. That is a gorgeous rug. I just bought some fabric today with similar shades of pink and orange in a diamond pattern. Question. What day of the week were you shopping? I have heard that Pottery Barn outlet has great deals on Thursdays and wondered if that was true. Kathy

  12. FABULOUS! I love the rug and your whole room. newest follower!