Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Like I said on Monday, we did some consignment shopping this past weekend, and I found this awesome mirror that was in need of a little love. This mammoth weighs about 50 million pounds, and our Uber driver was not impressed that he had to help me put it into his (extremely messy) trunk.
But, 15 dollars and 3 miles in an angry Uber driver's car later, the mirror was mine!
Although it wasn't the most beautiful of mirrors, I knew that with a little paint and some love, this beauty would be perfect for my bedroom.
The mirror is about 2 feet by 3 feet, and I could have gotten by with a sample-sized container of paint, but unfortunately Home Depot doesn't sell metallic paint in the sample size.
But that's okay, because you can never have too much gold paint.
Soon our apartment is going to look like that Disney movie.. I think it's called The Golden Touch, where everything the king touches turns to gold, which seems like the best problem to have, but then he touches people and that obviously causes some problems.
The frame was a really dark wood, and I didn't use a primer, so it took about three coats to fully cover it. The paint dried really quickly, and the whole process only took a few hours.
How AWESOME is the gold? I can't get over it.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Iron & Wine – Sodom, South Georgia
Ingrid Michaelson – Everybody
MisterWives – Riptide - Live From Spotify NYC / 2014
Iron & Wine – Love Vigilantes
Hozier – Take Me to Church
Iron & Wine – Naked As We Came
Ingrid Michaelson – The Way I Am
Iron & Wine – The Trapeze Swinger
Us The Duo – Shake It Off
Julia Stone – It's All Okay
Priscilla Ahn – Dream
Monday, October 27, 2014
This past weekend, Chicago was unusually warm, sunny and all around perfect. It got up to 70 degrees, and at one point, I was HOT in a long-sleeved shirt.
It was the dream.
Sasha and I ventured up to Andersonville on Sunday to stroll around in the sunny weather and to do some consignment shopping. One of our favorite things. We found some goodies and as a result, our apartment got a little facelift.
Here are some photos of our Indian Summer weekend:
How cool are the walls in this consignment shop? It makes me wonder what this space was used for before housing all these treasures. It's funny to think that stores like Anthropologie spend lots of money to make their spaces look like this, and Brown Elephant does it so effortlessly and naturally.
Coffee Studio iced coffee & sandals for the win. There was also a donut involved here. But someone may have eaten it too quickly to photograph it. Not sure who did that..