I was looking for a new desk for my office, but we didn't find one. What I did find was an awesome 1950s mint green desk lamp. All it needs is a new shade, and I'm debating between orange and gold. I always have to watch my pocket book at the flea market. There are so many amazing things- but what it comes down to is 1) I don't have the money and 2) I don't have the room in my house. I'm making a plan that I don't buy anything that doesn't have a space. This meant no vintage clothes!
On Saturday night Steve's Weezer cover band Cio Cio San & the Half Japanese girls played a show with Gladiator (a Jesus Lizard cover band) and Take the Power Back (all-girl Rage Against the Machine cover band). This show was a blast! Everyone was dancing and singing along. I'm always down for some good 90s nostalgia. On Sunday I had a cookout and marathon Arrested Development watching party (I'm only on episode 7) with some of my favorite ladies.
On Monday Steve and I had a long day of painting. My office has been a terrible ugly color since I moved in and it was way overdue for a facelift. We picked out a really pretty mint blue with a darker greenish-blue accent wall. This was my first time painting without my Dad's supervision and I'm really proud of how it turned out. Steve was a rockstar! He did all the ceiling trim, high places and touch up work. I'm really grateful for all he did to help make my office pretty.
After we were done painting we headed over to our friend's house for a BBQ. I got to spend some time with good friends and eat some tasty food. I love a good cookout!
How great is this couch we found at the flea market? It's a perfect specimen of mid-century beauty. It had a hard wood frame with built in side tables and it was newly reupholstered. If only I had room in my house for this thing (it's 10 feet long!) I would have snagged it up. Also, notice how well I match it?
Ring: Betsey Johnson