So we live in apartments here and sometimes people throw out completely useful items because of one reason or another. It has been raining here and so I went down to throw out our trash instead of making the boys do it.
In the trash bin kinda just laying there was a braided rug that I recognized right away, this rug is from Target and it was about $85 new. This one was very gently used as you can see in the picture and since we are going Shabby Chic anyway I figured it was worth washing and seeing if it could be salvaged. Those who know me are familiar with my "just paint it" attitude towards furniture. I have almost furnished my house with free furnature off craigslist ( See the Sewing Chair!)
After about 20 min soaking in bleach and laundry soap this is what I got!
Right now it is still drying out hanging in the shower. I will show a better picture when I can lay it out on the floor. Total measurements are 3' x 5' and worth the 20min of washing!