Hubs came home last night and announced that he was taking the day off today.
We decided we would take the kids out for a pancake breakfast and then have a really low key day. Lots of playing with Daddy and I had some time to get a few things done around the house (lots of vacuuming!). Before breakfast I wanted to stop by a garage sale at my favorite house in our subdivision (do you have houses in every square mile of your town picked out as your *favorite*? I absolutely do).
I'm so glad I went garage saleing!
I was pretty sure this house was owned by a decorator, after talking with her today I can confirm my hunch. She had some great furniture for sale. I passed on her floral couch, even though it was excellent...we have enough couches...but I did pick up a great antique chair that is going to be perfect in my office.
Tufting, nailhead trim and a great shape.
Be still my heart. (I'll share pics later!)
I also grabbed a bolt of drapery weight fabric for $25...yep 20 yards of nice fabric for $25, the retail price was $24.99 per yard.
I know it's drapery weight and not upholstery weight, but I am seriously thinking of sewing a new slipcover for Ektorp from this fabric. This couch is in the front room, so it's mostly used for time outs; not a high traffic area.
What do you think?
|Hubs comment - "Well, it's yellow."|
And then I can hang this print. I'll have a new mat cut, I'm thinking white and a navy inner mat.
|My comment - "Almost anything is better than a beige couch on a beige wall!"|
Ok, back to my perfect, amazing, fabulous day!
I took Mr. Three to see Yo Gabba Gabba Live!
|self portraits are tough, yo.|
Little kids everywhere breaking it down and waving glow sticks.*
Adults laughing and smiling.
And we were home before 9 PM...my kind of concert ;)
Do you have weekend plans?
Think I should dive in and sew up a slipcover?
Or look for a different fabric?
I'm linking up to Weekend Bloggy Reading at Amanda's!