I didn't know "for sure" that I would like it. I mean, I thought I would. I hoped I would. I decided I would make it work even if it turned out to not be "perfect". It wasn't supposed to come until April which was good timing since Katie's moving out in April and her contemporary sofa (that I love but doesn't work so well in my living room but has no other home) was going along to keep her company. Well, Nell Hill's called on Monday to tell me that they had a truck full of furniture coming to Nebraska on Wednesday and they were going to bring my piece early. Happy. :) So I moved things around a bit and made space for it. It's perfect. Just tall enough and wide enough and it's beautifully distressed so it's cozy and warm feeling. Happy. It's not fully accessorized yet. I have big plans for it but they'll have to wait until I get my tax stuff done. I'm in the doghouse with the husband because I'm behind on my part of the stuff that the accountant needs and so shopping all day for the perfect accessories is not on my schedule till I finish up my stuff. UGH. :( No fair. Anyway, enough whining about that. I also took a few hours (about 2) to lay down my Uppercase Living pieces around the perimeter of the room. When we were building our house, I really wanted to do an inlay border on the first floor on the edges of the wood. I had big plans. Unfortunately, I did not have a big budget to go along with said "big plans" and I decided other priorities would come first. I was excited to try this idea out and so I ordered one single schwoopie piece from Miley and placed it down and I knew instantly that it was a perfect plan. Originally, I was going to order the pieces as 18" long individual pieces but then while I was looking through the catalog, I found an expression that used TWO of those schwoopie pieces in it for only $24.00 (that's $12 per schwoopie as opposed to $18 each if I ordered them individually! Smart shopper, eh?) So now I have 15 pieces that say "live" and 15 pieces that say "life" and 45 flowers for a project. (go ahead and laugh but I have plans for those "live"s and "life"s and flowers!) Well, after a couple of hours on my hands and knees, I am proud to say that my floor looks like it has an inlay border. I love it. So easy and such a big impact. Now I just want to pull everything away from the walls and admire it. :) This would be an amazing project for a dining room where the edges of the floor are quite often empty. Anyway, back to taxes and things that are WAY less fun... Talk to you soon!
p.s. the UL piece that I used is called "live life" and is on page 56 of their current catalog! :)