Thursday, May 31, 2012

Three Things for Thursday


I have a doctor's appointment today. I kind of hate doctor's appointments, so I'm having a very hard time with this whole Thursday thing.

Please tell me I'm not the only one who gets super nervous any time a medical appointment comes around?


Gabrielle of Savvy Home (one of the BlogPodium bloggers I've discovered after the fact) shared this beautiful living room on her blog yesterday and I immediately fell in love with the couch in a I-know-I-could-never-take-such-a-risk-ask-that-but-oh-my-goodness-I-love-it kind of way.

And then, I got thinking a little more.

We have a black, faux-leather sofa. We bought it two years ago, just after we got married and, for the most part, we still like it. It was inexpensive, but a simple, basic piece that did the trick if I couldn't have the gorgeous, white, linen, $2500 couch from Pottery Barn.

But. (Of course there's a 'But'...) Have you ever sat on a leather or faux-leather couch in the summer time? They get sticky. They make you feel hotter than you really are. They make you sweat. It's not pleasant. So, I've been contemplating slipcovering the whole thing for the summer in a lighter covered fabric.

Perhaps a fabric with a bold pattern on it. 

See where I'm going with this?


I want to paint something turquoise.


  1. I adore all those quilts piled up inside that super modern coffee table - lovely!

  2. Thanks for the mention lovely!! I feel you about doc appointments... Ughhhhhh! Oh and PS, I'm totally on board with the slipcovering in a really crazy fabric! Go for it!

  3. Amanda CatherineMay 31, 2012 at 7:52 PM

    Hello, I just discovered your blog yesterday through Instagram, of all places. I'm a fellow Canadian. Yes I hate the doctor also, and we painted our daughter's room turquoise. I love it. I am going to blog about her room as soon as we get the wall art up. As for the leather couches - we have two and I hate them! I told my husband once we move we are getting new furniture. I look forward to your slipcover ideas!

  4. Holy galoshes - I love that couch! Makes me want to sell mine and start all over. It's not going to happen, but it's fun imagining for a bit

  5. Thanks for stopping by! So cool you found me through Instagram. I don't think of it much as a place to get my blog out there, but I guess it is! Where is your blog? Would love to check it out!

  6. I noticed that too! The best thing: we have a modern glass coffee table, kind of similar to that. I could actually do that! Once I actually clear off the coffee table, that is.

  7. Amanda CatherineJune 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    I saw you liked a picture I was following and I thought your user name was interesting so I had to check it out! my blog is
    It's still very new so it's a work in progress.

  8. Holy moly! that first picture with the blankets IN the table is freaking amazing! :) like what a clever and cute idea! p.s. hope your floor plans go well!

  9. I kind of love that part of it too! Here's a secret... we have a glass table, slightly different than that one, but similar... and I folded up all of my afghans and tucked them in the table just like is done in that photo. And then, I tried to take pictures of it... My living room is too small to get a decent angle! :(

    Oh well. I'll share it someday, somehow.