Sunday, April 3, 2011

Clips from the weekend: Purple Settee

 This weekend was spent spackling, sanding, breaking to get dinner and ice cream with fun friends, presenting, driving.. and then more spackling. 

It all started late Friday when I decided to get to the duplex we're fixing up an hour before R. got there after work to get some work done.

Then we had a double date  :)

Thanks, Renee for the picture! (she always gets good ones!)
Saturday was the day of the conference.. I got up at 5am to make sure I had everything I needed and was all set to meet some colleagues to carpool with about 2.5 hours away. I drove.. so that's always a little stressful (directions, how fast to go, being responsible for 3 other people's safety..). The presentation went pretty well - I wore the red pencil skirt with a black belt and a black top made out of silky material. It was.. appropriate. I think.. I think was asleep by 9:45 that night after the lack of sleep, driving and talking. We put a movie in upstairs and I think I lasted a good 10 minutes.

Today we had an important mission.. picking up a settee we found on Craigslist.. are you ready for this..


It's pretty retro - I can't believe the husband liked it too.. he is really getting into appreciation for color and retro-funkiness. At first we were going to do the downstairs two shades of orange with a chair rail in the middle.. now we think we may do it in two shades of a springy green. I wasn't thrilled with the tester strips of the light orange we had on top.. it was a little candy corn for me. 

Hope you  had a lovely weekend :)


  1. Yeah, those two colors look really good together!
    Needless to say, the settee is gorgeous!!!


  2. Oohh I love that sofa! Seriously, I've always wanted a purple set. Not as moody as blue or black but dark enough so you don't have to be afraid you'll get it dirty. And anything retro I adore (:

  3. that purple sofa is so cute! specially with pup on it! :D

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  4. LOVE this couch! I'm in love....I will pay your twice what you paid for it :)

  5. As a reader with green walls and purple couches (which I stalked craigslist for months for) I love your choice!


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