You can’t buy a rug without a rug pad.

Have you ever bought a rug without a rug pad?
It’s awful…your rug ends up sliding, bunching and shifting.  I can’t tell you how many sliding accidents we’ve had on sliding rugs over a slippery wood floor.
I’ve even tried those inexpensive rug pads that look like manilla fish net from a big box store and those are just as bad as having nothing under a rug sometimes.
If you don’t have a quality rug pad your rug is pretty much useless.

You may remember I’ve talked about this spot being command central in our home.


The space that cooking, talking on the phone, homework, family talks all happen.   Because I spend the majority of my day here I needed a cushy place for me feet to shuffle on.  I got a beautiful rug for this spot over a year ago but it slipped and slided all over.  I took it out, put it back, took it out, put it back over the year and finally realized what I needed was a rug pad under it.  Duh. But who wants to shell out money for something you don’t even see after you’ve spent a small fortune on a beautiful new rug?


The Rug Pad Corner reached out and asked if I’d like to review one of their rug pads.  I chose the Ultra Premium which is best recommended for over hardwood or tile.  Besides the fact that our rug would stay put, the thing that was the biggest selling feature was that it had a “GRI green label, had no chemicals and didn’t off-gas or smell.”  Love that.


Plus it was just the right thickness to offer some cushion under foot.


They custom cut their pads so it will fit your rug perfectly no matter what the dimension.


My old rug feels brand new not that it’s got a pad underneath.  Now I have cushion for my feet-sies, plus it doesn’t slide and there’s no chemical off gassing.

Click on Rug Pad Corner to learn about all the rug pad options they have.

I received a rug pad to review.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Stuff for sale.

When selling your home and someone comes through not only wanting to buy your home but everything in it, take their offer!
Don’t be like me and think everything is going to fit perfectly dimension and style-wise in to your next home (as we did in our move to UT 3+ yrs ago).
It won’t.  I’ve been holding on to things all this time, trying to make it work but it’s time to let it go.
Time to sell, sell, sell.
If you see something you like, email me at smhinckley (at) yahoo (dot) com.
First come, first serve. I can’t hold anything unless I have payment via Paypal.  No shipping, unless you arrange.  Located in Salt Lake City, UT.

First up:
Vintage metal cart with casters $35.00. (SOLD).

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I sprayed it red and used it as a bar car but it would be good as a nightstand, book shelf or utility cart.
Dimensions: L: 30″  W: 18 1/2″  H: 30 3/4″
Red cart: (SOLD).


Campaign side table, $35.
Top: black glass, legs: metal. (SOLD).

aDimensions: L: 16″ diameter, H: 18″


2 Milo Baughman-esque chairs, $40. each.


PicMonkey CollageGreen leather is worn and could use replacement.  Chrome frames are in good condition.  Dimensions: H: 30.5″, L: 21.5″, W: 23″


Plumbing pipe book case on roller casters: $35.



You actually wouldn’t be able to even purchase all the plumbing pipe hardware for that price so this is a steal.
Dimensions: H: 35.5″ L:25″  W:15″


This next piece is very special…antique Butler’s Tray, $75. (SOLD).

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bulters tray

I found this at an antique store and fell in love with it.  I was told it was in House Beautiful magazine…whether that’s true or not who knows?  It’s fantastic with or without the famous label.  The hinges on the tray allow the tray to collapse flat and is also removable from the stand.  I paid a lot more than I’m selling it for because my son tagged it when he was going through the terrible two’s :/.  Nothing a book or plant doesn’t cover :)!
Dimensions: H: 24″ (to the top of the tray wall), L: 24 1/4″, W: 20″


Lawyer’s metal bookcase: $100.


The great thing about this bookcase is each shelf comes apart so this can be 1, 2, or 3 sections tall.




The glass cover swings out and up then slides in.  It also comes with 4 metal legs which you can attach (or not).
Dimensions: H: 53″ L: 33″ D: 11″  Legs will raise bookcase approx 9″.


I’ve wrestled with selling this vintage globe for a whole year now.  It’s unique in that the colors are bright and bold plus it’s HUGE, which you can’ really tell from the pictures.  I’m also selling the Pottery Barn-esque child’s farm table.  I had dreams of putting in the play house we I had planned to build last summer.  Now the leaves are falling and that dream has gone dormant for the year.


Globe dimensions:  H: 21″ (SOLD).
Farm Table Dimensions: H: 22 3/4″, L: 47 1/2″,  W: 30″. (SOLD).


Metal rolling bins: $45. each (SOLD).
These metal bins were used in bakeries to hold flour, sugar, etc. but I have used them as end tables, toy storage, and even filled them with ice and used them as drink coolers at a backyard party.


I bought them at an vintage store and actually “fought off” two other people who also wanted them..


They are just one of those cool vintage pieces that stand out and make you study them.  You can orient the lid so it can either slide front or back to remove.

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Dimensions: H: 26″, L: 30″, H: 14 3/4″


Assorted vintage pull down maps $80.-$150.
I scored my first vintage pull down map at a school auction and used it in my boys room.  I liked it so much I bid on another one and won.  When I went to pick it up I found that I had won not just one but a whole lot of maps. Sa-weet!


As much as I’d like to hang them on every wall it’s time share the map love.  Here’s a sampling of what’s up for grabs…






After the 5th map the Mr. stated he was done being the human map holder.
So if you want one email me with questions or maybe you’ll have to come take a looksie…(I’m sure the Mr. will be happy to hold them up while you decide)!


Again: If you see something you like, email me at smhinckley (at) yahoo (dot) com.
First come, first serve. I can’t hold anything unless I have payment via Paypal or cash.  No shipping, unless you arrange. :)

DIY Magazine trolley.

Hello fab friends! Happy Monday.
Today I’m over at Remodelaholic sharing a tutorial for my latest project which is my solution to accessing the pile of magazines I have stacked on the floor under a shelf. I call it my magazine trolley.
What else are you gonna do with a thrift store cutting board?
Get the full how-to on Remodelaholic.
Here’s a little sneak peak…

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I’m also dishing about this and a few other projects on the tv program Studio 5 later this afternoon.  If you’re not local you can catch my appearance later today online.

Also, have you guys heard about Shabby Nest’s  Wendy Hyde and her new book, Decorating for Real Life?  She’s featured some awesome interiors of some of your favorite bloggers (and non-bloggers) including yours truly!

Decorating for Real Life

Pick up your copy at Amazon.
P.S. I’m skipping Craigslist and advertising several of my pieces on the blog that need a new home tomorrow. Come back tomorrow!