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RE: Critique requested-choosing DR rug (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: stinkytufted on 07.14.2009 at 04:07 pm in Home Decorating Forum

You should get in contact with the folks over at Rug Rag, they seem to be always looking for people to contribute to their site, and I'm sure if your information is correct they would be glad to at least give you a plug or something! If not that then at least share your link on their forums. Best of luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: RugRag.com

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RE: rugs (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: stinkytufted on 07.14.2009 at 03:52 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Area rugs look great on a hardwood floor when positioned under a bed. I've found the rug style guide on RugRag.com (link below) to be a great help in narrowing down to the type of rug you are looking for. Best of luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Rug Rag: Rug Style Guide

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RE: Selling Ebay vs. Craigs list? (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: stinkytufted on 05.26.2009 at 04:32 pm in Antiques & Collectibles Forum

I have sold a bunch on both and I would recommend going to Craigslist first. Mostly because it's free and if you live in a more populated area there are a lot of people checking through there all the time. I know here in NY stuff disappears as quickly as it goes up, so the turnaround is great. If nothing moves you can always put it on eBay, just be aware you will have to pay the fees.

Not sure if you are trying to sell any rugs, but I found this great comparison article relative to Oriental Rugs. It compares the pros and cons of selling on each, which could be applied to most anything.

Hope this helps and best of luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: Selling Oriental Rug or Persian Carpet

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RE: Disguising edges of hand tufted rug (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: stinkytufted on 06.02.2009 at 03:17 pm in Home Decorating Forum

There are numerous reasons why you should opt for the Oriental rug over the hand tufted one, the link is below. Otherwise it is not uncommon to "doctor" an inexpensive rug with quick fixes such as markering or other.

Here is a link that might be useful: Everything You Need to Know About Hand Tufted Rugs

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RE: What size area rug for Dining Room? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: stinkytufted on 11.25.2008 at 05:33 pm in Home Decorating Forum

you'll want a rug at least 1'6" wider and longer on all sides of the table. So take the table dimensions, add 3 feet to the length and width, and find the next closest size.

for example, you said the table will be 5 feet (or 60") long seating 6 people, so figure length of the rug has to be at least 8'. the most standard rug size length after 8' is 9' (as in 6'x9'), but 6' is not going to be wide enough probably, so you may want to consider a square rug

Just be careful of heating vents in the floor, if you have them, you don't want to cover them up.

there's an area rug chart linked below which may help.

Here is a link that might be useful: Standard Area Rug Chart

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RE: Anyone good here on kilim rugs? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: stinkytufted on 11.25.2008 at 12:45 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Hi parma, don't mean to ruffle feathers, but just wanted to provide some insight. It's a really pretty rug you have above, here's what I know about these.

This is actually a Caucasian design Peshawar Oriental rug from Pakistan made by Afghan weavers. They make these in 3 much different qualities, partly comprised of natural dyes, but a very low percentage. This exact type of rug has been imported from Pakistan for the last 10 years or so, but weaving has migrated a little more recently.

here's a link below with JBOC talking to an importer of just these kinds of rugs. The one they're standing in front of is a high quality version.

eBay has these often in the lower grades. It may have been purchased in Turkey, but even these bazaars import from other countries.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pakistan made Caucasian design

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