When the UPS man got out of his truck on Tuesday I could see him eyeing the house. And as he handed me the new rug for our dining room he said, "I've got to tell you, coming up the drive here I was thinking, 'Man. This place looks nice.'" Ah, that warms the cockles of an old house lover's heart.
And I know exactly what he meant. I just wonder if he noticed as he left that watching the house recede in the rearview mirror is just as nice. : )
As for the new rug, here it is:
It is an indoor/outdoor rug, which hopefully will hold up well (it admittedly takes a lot of abuse being under the table.) It was shipped rolled up, so there are still a few waves in it that should smooth out with time.
As you might be able to see in the picture, the table legs each have small wheels on the bottom. I don't want the wheels to leave dents in the new rug, so I picked up some clear casters to put under them. But now every time I walk through the dining room those casters worry me. Surely this isn't the beginning of a slippery slope that ends with a clear plastic cover on the sofa?