The accomplishment that deserves top billing is that MY RUG CAME! Upon arriving home from a day trip this afternoon, an oversize and lengthy package hung off the front of my patio.
The story of the rug is one of several eye rolls and bittersweet ending.
I ordered the rug back in June. I got an e-mail that it shipped. Two weeks later, it hadn't arrived so I tracked it. UPS said a label had been created but nothing was scanned in. Hmmm. I called the company I ordered it from and they said 'oh, wait, it's back-ordered until August.' So I thought real hard and thought real hard again and decided, it was worth the wait even if my reveal didn't include the new rug. So I kept it on order. Then, earlier this week, I got another e-mail update from said company explaining the rug had been pushed back to the end of August. I tried to call Sunday to cancel the order, but they were closed. So I finally got through on Monday and was told, 'oh, your rug is en route.' How can this be? Whether it was or wasn't, their system was showing it was on its way so I couldn't cancel. Meanwhile I had made the painful decision to order the zebra cowhide in its place and had grown quite attached to the idea of the switch up.
My head was volleying back and forth between this
Or that. This or that. This or that.
Regardless of my indecision (a lifelong ailment and true detriment to my pocketbook), I was thrilled to see the rug on my doorstep this afternoon! The following items were also crossed off of our checklist this week:
- trim painted
- purchased the mats for the frames
- dropped fabrics off at the workroom to be transformed into curtains and roman shades
got nowhere with the corbel project and are stuck on how to proceed became discontent with the cable cover idea (versus dropping the cables behind the wall) for TV
- ordered ribbon to adorn my lampshades
Isn't this ribbon amazing though?
Weeks 2, 3 and 4 were far more productive for me. But let's hope the other ladies made more tangible headway! Head on over to check them out:
Beth - Chinoiserie Chic
Lauren - The Cottage Mix
Sherry - Design Indulgence
Lindsay - Everything LEB
Barbara - Hodge:Podge
Kim - Kim Macumber Interiors
Lisa - Lisa Mende Design
Tiffany - Living Savvy
Jessie - Mix & Chic
Linda - My Crafty Home Life
Danylle - Nana Moon
Jennifer - The Pink Pagoda
Lindsay - The Pursuit of Style
Emily - Rue de Emily
Lindsay - Sadie + Stella
Lisa - Trapped in North Jersey
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Nancy and Bethany