I bought this sofa at Round Top in Oct.
Good bones. Good lines. Nice wood and brass.
I flirted with lots of fabrics.
But I have always loved blue sofas. Navy blue is a neutral in my book.
So I set off looking for fabric.
Trial run was nice color, wrong texture.
But I found the right one.
And here she is now.
(Sorry, no sunlight in Austin now for good photos)
Yay!! I would like to thank my husband for being so gracious and cool about my impulse purchase.
one last before/ after.
Go forth and conquer! And stay warm Texans.
How are you?
I had a lovely weekend.
One fun thing I did was some solo gardening.
here were my 6 steps to successful gardening:
N.B.- we are talking small indoor terrarium gardening. Not the serious outdoor manual labor-y kind.
1. Lay out a plastic tablecloth. It makes cleanup much easier!
2. Work gloves will protect your fingers from the spines of cacti.
3. A little drink makes the experience truly enjoyable. Pictured is a gin and tonic.
4. Good tunes are a must. I am crushing hard on Phoenix and their new album. I saw them at this year’s ACL. #badass
5. You need your plants. Duh.
6. After you’ve planted, you can roll up the mess and place in the trash.
Go forth and conquer this week!!!
Does anyone read anymore? I don’t blame you, I’m so inconsistent.
How was your weekend?
Ours was good. Again, we made progress.
The living room is looking more habitable. I love the Round Top sofa, but I will love it more when it gets reupholstered next week.
I also got a new fiddle leaf which I’m sure I’ll kill soon enough, but I’m really going to try not to.
The mid century chairs I got on Craigslist made their triumphant return into the house in the new competition room.
2 steps forward, 1 step back.
I couldn’t leave well enough alone, so in this space in our kitchen, we needed to add some cabinetry.
Custom cabs are $$$. So I got inspired by online tutorials of making ikea cabs look built in.
So we bought tons of cabinets.
We had a very useful furry helper.
We will see how it all turns out.
Lastly, aquahaus is gonna soon be a little less aqua.
Those there are paint swatches.
Don’t worry, there will still be plenty o aqua….
Good progress on both fronts.
Pavers in place.
Concrete deck is ready for the pergola.
Tile installed at waterline.
And we finally got some furniture and decor in the house too.
I like the way the boho vibe is going.
It’s almost Friday.