Monday, January 24, 2011

Polka-Dotted Pillow

So if you haven't, please go and read this post at Young House Love about them painting the trim in their house.  I LOLed a couple of times because I know how truly awful it is.  They even titled the post, "Glad That's Out of the Way."  I haven't really said much about my trim painting experience, mostly because it isn't worth talking about.  Pictures wouldn't do my work justice, and the finished result is so subtle that only Andy and I would notice.  Very anticlimactic.  But, it is something that has to be done from time to time.  If you are looking to punish yourself, go and paint all of the trim in your house.  I dare you.

On another note, West Elm and I have been on better terms.  On the one hand, my lovely rug was shipped well before it was supposed to.  I was so excited to receive it so soon.  HOWEVER, I also ordered a pillow cover and insert from them (around the same time as the rug) for a chair that I had recently purchased, and it just came in today.  They kept saying it was on back order, yet didn't really keep me updated on the status.  I felt betrayed.  I felt sorry for my pillow-less chair.  I felt like it was never going to come.  But it did.  Today. 



When I first opened the box, I felt sure that the color was never going to work. It looked all dijon mustard-like.

No clue what happened here.  I cannot rotate this picture!

I figured it would T-totally clash with my rug (and all of the other yellow items in the room).  However, I placed it in the chair and went on about my business.  I chatted on the phone, checked all of my blogs, etc., all while keeping an eye on the pillow. 

Guess what?  I love it.  I just needed a bit to get used to it.  The tag can officially come off.  After all of this waiting, it was the just-right pillow.  Thank you, West Elm.  I think we're going to make it after all. :)

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