Last week was a week of mishaps, but all-in-all it wasn't so bad. In between the madness, I got to see a lot of friends (these ones, these ones, these ones and more), ate a lot of really great food, went out for a night-on-the-town with my brother, and caught up on some much-needed housework.
By the time it got to the weekend, the only plans Blake and I had made was to go to the pool and relax all day. Well, it rained steadily all day, so that plan was a bust.
It's a rare day that we don't have anything planned, so we took advantage and puttered around all over town cutting our perpetual, mile-long to-do list down to size. We got our break lights replaced, went to a farmers market, went to a garden center to look for a lemon tree (I really want one for our dining room, but no dice! They're surprisingly hard to find.), ate a leisurely lunch, went to Lowes to look at lighting options, went to IKEA to find inspiration for a side table and to give ourselves a headache, and then went to a really fun birthday get-together with friends. It was a full day, but even with the rain it somehow felt relaxed and chill.
It's pretty slow-going furnishing a house. It's takes a lot of money (which we usually don't have) and time (which we almost never have), so it's a continual work in progress.
We picked up a lamp on clearance from my favorite store (Arhaus) a couple weeks ago and it has been looking pretty forlorn on the floor next to the couch. So when we were out in the IKEA direction on Saturday, it sparked my memory of an IKEA-hackers post about combining two Lack side tables to make a faux Parsons table.
It was such a simple Sunday morning project, but for $25.00 I don't think it looks half-bad. It's probably a little more modern than what we usually go with, but I'm really happy with how it turned out and love the way it looks with the navy blue couch.
I want to get a large basket to put in it to hide games (yep, we're finally stepping up to our Mormon heritage and collecting some board games...I never though I'd see the day!). But, design friends, is it blasphemous to ruin the clean lines with a basket? What do you think?