If you’ve ever shopped for rugs on-line, you know too well how overwhelming it can be. There are thousands more to choose from than in any retail store, and after a while you feel like your eyes will pop out of their sockets.
What made it worse was I was looking for not one, but two rugs.
Unlike the opinions for the living room rug which were varied, most of you favored this one for the dining area, and so did I. It was backordered for a few weeks, but I got it last week as promised by Wayfair.
It’s an 8′ round, off-white shag rug with a taupe/tan swirl throughout. When I first saw it I was a little disappointed, thinking that it might be too big, but once the table was placed on top it’s actually the perfect size. Just large enough so the chairs won’t get caught but small enough so that it doesn’t interfere with the flow of traffic.
An unexpected surprise is the swirls perfectly match the fabric of the existing drapes. The same drapes were also in our living room, but a couple of months ago I switched them out so now I have fabric if I want to make some seat cushions. Just what I need…another project. I’m just not sure I want to tackle that right now that the weather is getting nicer and there’s much to do outside.
Which brings me to my next topic…
Mother Nature has been unpredictable this season. Just the other day, we had the air conditioner on, I put away my winter clothes, we turned off the pilot light in the gas fireplace and I planted some flowers in containers. Notice where the flowers are now? The other day was so cold and although it’s been a bit warmer, a frost is still possible.
Meanwhile, my body looks like a mine field that blew up because the May flies think I’m their personal buffet table. Maybe a frost would be a good thing. Might kill off those m+%&##fu#@!s!
Confession time: I put some tulle over my head and tied a piece of string around my neck to keep them off my face. That’s how desperate I was. I finally broke down and bought one of those silly looking net thingies you place over your head, but not before a fly bit me on the eyelid and I puffed up like Popeye.
At least it matched the rest of my ravaged, bitten body, which Fisherman so sweetly pointed out.
We had some much needed tree work done last week. Here’s a couple of piles of wood for your viewing pleasure…
and a couple more…
and one more on the right, but I’ve got some plans for that tree stump. Can you guess what they are?
There was a large tree in the front that was removed and it used to have an outside light attached to it which we definitely need for safety reasons, so we bought this lantern and attached it to the stump. The only thing I don’t like is the cord is visible, but once the plants are filled in it will be fine.
First up on the agenda will be to get the backyard leveled and ready for a fire pit and maybe a raised garden bed or two. I also want to put a small stone wall in the front of the house by the foundation and maybe around a small tree on the front lawn. We bought the stone today and it will be delivered Wednesday.
In other news…
I bought some of those peel and stick ’tiles’ for our guest bath and spent some time putting a few up the other day. I’m not sure how I feel about them just yet. Don’t love them, but don’t hate them. They’re a bit more colorful and busy than what I normally gravitate toward, but maybe that’s a good thing ;).
Memorial weekend we’re going on our first RV event. It’s only about an hour and a half away near the Vermont border and there should be at least 200 other RV’ers there. Should be interesting.
Remember I told you I was going to Elephant’s Trunk in Connecticut? Well, this was just about the best thing there:
(Sorry about the picture, but it seems like every time I use a pic taken with my phone it doesn’t look right).
Maybe it was because it was Mother’s Day and a lot of vendors didn’t participate, but it was nothing more than a glorified garage sale. A bunch of junk, and what wasn’t junk was way overpriced. I had such high expectations based on Flea Market Flip, but I should have realized after attending Brimfield a few times, everything else will fall short.