Hi. How are you doing today? I'm still doing nothing and I loooooove it. I did attempt to make a turkey pot pie this afternoon in order to feel semi-productive. I'm not really sure if the Canadian Living Test Kitchen really tested their recipe since the filling was waaaaaay runny. The good news is that I have some pastry leftover to make some buttertarts tomorrow. 'Cause my cupboards, fridge, and freezer aren't already filled with Twinkies (Alex), peanut brittle, toffee butter crunch, Lindt chocolates, chocolate covered almonds, shortbread, mint chocolate chip ice-cream, chocolate frozen yogurt, After Eight straws, chocolate covered cherries, and leftover Hazelnut fudge torte.
Note to self: Elliptical.In.Basement.Is.My.Friend.
Anywhooooo, I wanted to show you a little piece of furniture that I am uber excited about. I'll pretend you have all the time in the world to read the non-exciting story behind it, too.
Awhile back on a road trip, I wandered into a consignment shop and found an adorable little table/vanity/desk thing amongst all of the tacky trinkets and eighties furniture. I really, really wanted to buy it. After checking the price tag ($225) and knowing that I had no real spot to put it, I left it behind.
On my next road trip I drove through the same town and checked to see if the table/vanity/desk thing was still there. It was. I even took a picture of it and posted about it here just in case Alex would see the picture, see its potential, and insist that we go back to get it. He didn't.
On my next road trip (okay, I really like road trips) I finally brought Alex to see it. He had the nerve to ask me where it would go and what we would use it for. Um, it's so tiny it could go anywhere and we would use it for looking cute. Hel-lo. He said no.
Fast forward to my last road trip a few weeks before Christmas. Alex was in Toronto to watch a basketball game
I brought my mom to see the table/vanity/desk thingy. She said I should get it. I said it was too much. She asked the store owner if she would take $150 for it instead of $225. The lady said yes.
(Aren't moms the best?)
(Aren't moms the best?)
The best part about the whole thing is that I found the perfect little spot for it right in our living room. We have this awkward little space on one side of our couch where the wall is slightly wider than on the other side. A regular-sized coffee table looks lost there. This table/vanity/desk thing is the perfect size. It will also give me a little spot to stash my laptop on when I'm not
A few of the things I love about it:
It also has a tiny little chair that goes with it (that I forgot to take a photo of). I am so excited to fix it up with a b-e-a-u-tiful coat of white paint and some teeny glass knobs. I was thinking Cloud White by Benjamin Moore.
Any other nice shades of white that you'd recommend?
P.S. Is it weird that I always get nervous before starting a project?