Monday, May 23, 2011

Hide & Seek

If you live in Toronto, appreciate leather goods and have never heard of Tandy Leather Factory then you are in for a treat. I first heard about them through Style North, an awesome Toronto based blog I read, and as luck would have it they were having an amazing sale at the time. $99 for gigantic hair-on hide rugs. $99! When I saw the promotion on their website I really didn't believe it and rushed down to check it out. Normally rugs this size sell for around $500. IKEA sells hide rugs for $300 but the quality is hit or miss. Luckily, Tandy had tables full of all different kinds of hides, they had the traditional black/white, sable coloured and we picked out a lovely exotic for our 'in progress' living room...
{So soft and purdy}
They seem to have sales quite often and offer so much more than just rugs. Any sort of leather working tool or kit you could possibly dream up and the girls there were super nice and helpful with all our care-related questions. There are a couple scars on the hide {which is why they were sooo deeply discounted}, but you really can't tell unless you get on your hands and knees and look for them, which I hope none of our guests ever do!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my, I LOVE what you guys have done to your new house! (I stalked you from over on WBC) :P

    We just bought an itty bitty craftsman home that needs some serious updating, you have completely inspired me!