Tuesday, March 26, 2013

where i've been

Hey guys - sorry for the week off. So much has been going on that I have not a second to think! Here is a peek of what I have been up to....

Remember this table I got for a steal on Ebay?

I had it sprayed the super dark purple that we talked about. I was thinking that one day I would have a big open loft like Christiane Lemieux...

I hated it in my tiny apartment. I had to be honest with myself that I might never have a big open loft space. I also didn't like the brass details on the legs standing out off the paint. So I painted it white this weekend...

Much better! Now, I just have to decide what to put on the chrome Baughman chairs - I think a rustic linen short slipcover maybe. I have to stick with greige now since I keep getting sick of color every time I do it.

Saw this jute at Pier One - do you know how hard it is to find a 6x9? Almost all rugs online jump from 5x8 to 8x10 and this 6x9 is a great price for a super chunky jute at $199...it might be the thing for me...

I also had this gorgeous photo of my grandaddy blown up and framed. I love it so much - wasn't he totally gorgeous!?

And because you guys know I am constantly getting rid of stuff, I am now selling this Beni Ourain rug! I had it shipped from Morocco and it has been professionally soaked and washed. It is about 5 1/2 feet by ten feet. It has no pattern on it, which is what I love since everyone is doing the patterned ones. It is just a simple cream. Let me know if you are interested or know anyone who could use it!

I also tried on EVERY SINGLE ITEM in my entire closet and decided to tailor, sell, or donate it. It was so exciting to weed out all the things I don't wear and just be in love with everything I have in there. Of course, it is hard to get rid of dresses that were expensive, but why do I own so many sparkly cocktail dresses when I never go to cocktail parties?? It was fascinating to see what I am drawn to. 
I hope your week was as eventful as mine - I can't believe we are almost in April!


Jessica {The Aestate} said...

Purple or white, that table is gorgeous!

ps - your grandpa was a stud.

Anonymous said...

Daaang! You are movin and shakin in 2013!...you're entire closet! That's awesome! I need to do that. Can't wait to see the table with its done up chairs. It all looks so good already! And totally adore that photo!


Rebecca June said...

Two things:

1. I need an awkward size rug too...6 x 8...ugh. I cant bear to go custom with Miss Dorothy Mantooth usually giving the rug some extra love in one form or another. Plus, i am super jealous of your all cream Ben O. rug that is sadly too big for my place.

2. I have become a hoarder. I really need to try everything on in my closet and sell the hell out of it because right now it is stuffed to the brim...and it is not attractive.


Rebecca June

ROOME said...

You made me laugh out loud...us women do change our minds quite often!!!