I just ordered a McCullough steam cleaner. This steam cleaner is sold by a ton of online merchants (Amazon, Home Depot, Harbor Freight) so there are a TON of reviews for it and they are generally good. I'm hoping to use it to clean up our upholstery and hopefully I'll be happy with this fabric again. I really hope it works, because the upholstery fabrics available this year are AWFUL. (If your tastes run toward mid-century modern, it's a good year to go shopping for fabrics and furniture.)
I had been planning on renting or borrowing a steam cleaner, but finally it occurred to me the dogs and mud are not going away. And the cleaner can be used to clean lots of stuff, like carpet stains, bathrooms, BBQ grills....
I also spent HOURS trying to find a damn tiny wood molding to repair our morris chair. I called our local stores and they didn't carry it so I was forced to resort to the internet. We needed half round beading (but it took me a while to figure out what it was called).
found it at Architectural Depot. (Thank you google images.) The molding is cheap, it's the shipping that makes it silly expensive.
I've also ordered the spring units and batting for the seat cushion, so I should be able to start making that next week. I'm actually getting a little excited about FINALLY being able to enjoy this cool piece of furniture.
I already told you about the new rug. It should arrive any day now. But I've also been poking around for a coordinating rug for the dining room. At the moment, we're thinking Persian Carpet's Oak Park is the best match. The colors are similar, without being too matchy-matchy. Here they are side-by-side.
Anyway, I'm sick of shopping. I guess I should go work on our taxes, so I can get sick of that next.