The first one I noticed as soon as I could see my driveway! A New tree was planted to replace our Ash tree that was cut down during the
deforestation emerald ash borer maintenance program last fall. You can see the stump. But what a sweet beauty the village replaced it with… I can’t wait to find out what specie of tree it is! Oh! There’s a note at the mailbox… Looking closer… A Red Maple! Awesome!!!! And reading on about how great our Forestry Division is, they actually do a great job here in our town, further into this love note for the tree. PLEASE TAKE CARE OF ME BECAUSE WE HAVE REALLY WORKED HARD TO MAKE SURE YOUR TREE WILL BE BEAUTIFUL. Gulp. Don’t they know it’s taken us 5 years to get 12 cherries? Don’t they know who they are dealing with? Alright, alright already, we’ll take care of this new baby! Geez. Oh! But guess what else came today? Two area rugs I bought from Home Decorators… Really? I’m already at the Area Rug stage of decorating? I know, it was an itch I had to scratch. I needed to work on my muse thing and the thought was to find an area rug as an inspiration. I know I’m doing this all wrong but oh what the heck… At least I was trying when I went into the store. I actually had paint samples of colors from the barn painting… I’ve been Houzz-ing like a crazy woman and have come to an understanding that I think our ‘style’ is somewhat rusticy, cottagy, whimsy-y, post modern apocalyptic mid century eclectic-y …whatever… Anyway…I rolled out the smaller, more manageable one and then threw in those fabric samples I’d bought… Oh man. I love the rug but I’m not sure about that Waverly Peacock print now. I’ve moved so far away from the Miss Mustard Seed room I loved (which possessed me to purchase this fabric) and that chartreuse fabric might be too much with this rug. Or maybe the rug is just too dull. I duuuunnnnnooooooo??? What do you think. If the chair and sofa’s are slipcovered in off-white/cream, the walls get painted some kind of green (still yet to be determined) and the curtains can bring me some blue this has potential. But now what about the floor? Crap, heck most of it looks like it’s going to be covered up! Now I’m wondering if a Rustic Maple may be the way to go? Here’s a photo from Houzz.com
From another angle…with a bunch of my paint samples laid out…my Barn muse (that just cracks me up…a Barn muse) and the pottery barn (no relation) sofa sleeper that we’ll keep for now…but slipcover in white/cream like the chair.
I’m interested in what you all think. Jim wants to start painting so I’m now on a push to pick a paint color! That will be my next post…paint doesn’t scare me…that’s the least of my worries (and expense fortunately!).
So is the rug a yay or nay?