I'm happy to report that I got the item on my Christmas Wish List that I was most wanting...
It's this rug from Ikea-
It looks so so good in the dining room with our new table.
I love being able to see the stripes through the glass table top.
Before and afters are always fun, so here's the room without the rug. The wood table felt just a little lost on the wood floor, and I hated how red the floor finish looked against the finish of the table.
So I love how it looks now with a big barricade between the two wood finishes. And bold black and white stripes always look cool.
I'm absolutely nuts about this rug. I think this is the third Christmas in a row that I have gotten a rug as my big gift and for me they are the perfect presents!