A Beautiful Vintage Office Rug


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I can’t believe how quickly this One Room Challenge is going by….too quick! For those of you just joining, the One Room Challenge is hosted by Linda at Calling it Home twice a year. The One Room Challenge is where bloggers decide to make over a room in six weeks and share their progress every week for six weeks. I am participating for the first time as a guest participant and there are so many talented guest participants also joining the challenge and I recommend going here to check them out!

I found that my original posting timeline for this challenge keeps getting messed up. Projects I planned to already share aren’t completed so that means sharing things I didn’t originally think about sharing until the reveal. For instance, I wasn’t planning on sharing my Ikea chest hack or my chalk paint chandelier originally and was planning on having two posts on my DIY built-ins (which are coming slower that I thought).  Since most of my posts during the One Room Challenge have been DIY projects I thought I would share something on the decor side for the office, plus I found a beautiful vintage rug that is too pretty not to brag about!

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My heart skipped a beat when I laid eyes on this vintage rug at the Nashville flea market. I had been looking high and low for the perfect rug for my home office. The walls and most of the furniture in the home office are either a dark or light gray color so I knew I wanted the rug to stay with that theme. I knew in my mind exactly what I was looking for, but couldn’t seem to find it. Everything was either too dark, had a weird pattern, didn’t look like the picture, or the color seemed off.

As I was walking through the flea market not really looking for anything in particular, my eyes met this rug and it was like love at first sight! Since getting it home I have laid it out in the room around the furniture, and so far it all seems to blend together very well. I can’t wait to see how it all looks put together in two weeks!

With this week being a little crazy for me at work, I am finding myself working late at night to try and get everything done. Almost all of my DIY projects are completed, with the last of the DIY built-ins being completed this weekend and after that really the only left is for me to put everything in place and grab a few decoration pieces for the office.

Here is my inspiration board again for a visual of my inspiration:

Home Office Inspiration, Home Office, One Room Challenge, Office Furniture, DIY, Home Projects, Renovation, DIY Projects

Home Office Checklist:

  • Paint walls
  • Find desk 
  • DIY Built-ins
  • A DIY storage chest
  • Find a rug
  • Change lighting or chalk paint current one
  • Decorations and art for office
  • Home Office organization pieces

Next week will be fun since I will be sharing how I built DIY built-ins for under $200, and I can’t wait to share with you how it all turns out!


If you’ve missed anything, take a min to get caught up:

Home Office Makeover Inspiration (Week 1)

DIY Chalk Paint Chandelier (Week 2)

Ikea Rast Chest Hack (Week 3)

A Beautiful Vintage Office Rug (Week 4) You’re Here!

DIY Built-ins with Ikea Billy Bookcases (Week 5)

A Cozy Home Office Makeover (Reveal)


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  1. Hi, Holly! That rug is gorgeous! I cannot believe you found it at a flea market! Good luck in the last two weeks. 🙂

    • Holly @ Life on Southpointe Drive says:

      Thank you! I know, I got lucky…I never find rugs there so I was surprised!

  2. Susanne says:

    What a score!! that rug is awesome, I can’t wait to see your office all done. Thanks for sharing with us!

    • Holly @ Life on Southpointe Drive says:

      It was a great find….hopefully it goes well with the office. We will see in a few days!

  3. Jeddins says:

    Yes, the rug is a real asset! I believe the cupboard and the chair are the best matches for it

  4. Jeddins says:

    Though the DIY built-in Ikea cupboard you mentioned in the beginning (https://lifeonsouthpointedrive.com/ikea-rast-chest-hack/) would also make a nice match! Perhaps it can be distressed in the Provence country style. What do you think?

    • Holly @ Life on Southpointe Drive says:

      That is a good idea! I still haven’t decided what I am going to do with the Rast Chest. I really like them, but I didn’t like them in my office so I’m still trying to decide! 😉

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