Ye olde ModSauce Ranch has been on decorating hiatus for a hot minute which means I bought a lot of lipstick and ate too many tapas this summer so I'm too broke for pillows.
But mostly I'm broke and on decorating hiatus because constant back pain and no ability to exercise make Madame MURDERsauce weak, poor and despondent and why won't anyone hug me oh it's probably because I still have one ugly swollen cankle from when I fell because of my back problems affecting my walking and I sleep on a naked mattress like a homeless person because I can barely muster the will to keep the bare minimum of a clean house, do the dishes or do laundry oh wait I don't even have a working washing machine so I'm sneaking over to a family member's house to steal their appliance time but I can't lift the basket of clothes out of my car because it hurts so I've been wearing the same dirty jeans for ten days and THAT'S probably the reason no one from OkCankle will message me back and now I want to cry in my dirty jeans which also have a crotch hole in them but I can't afford to buy new ones because I have to pay for chiropractor visits, a new washing machine and a new mattress which is probably the cause of all this pain in the first place.
But mostly the fun part about lipstick and tapas...
So one day when I could walk I went to the antique mall for the first time in months and bought a table. FOR MY HOUSE SOUL.
We were in desperate need of something happy around these parts.
|My Instagrams on Tumblr. Yes there are a lot of "lines" here but it wasn't on purpose.|
It was less than $50 so I feel like that was worth it and took priority over saving for a mattress. I didn't style it; I could only get it inside the house because my back went out again. I did have a long time to admire my purchase because I got stuck on the floor in front of it for quite awhile.
But life is good when you have new shiny furniture and it makes you forget your miserable existence for a brief moment and the fact that you do kind of resemble a French bulldog in body shape and skin tone.
But I don't know how to style it so I raided I Pinterest for help.
I had a lot of time on the floor.
Emily Henderson is of course the expert of making surfaces look pretty.
She always has a good mix of shiny and matte and height and I'll never put arrows in a vase.
|We're looking for pointers only...|
It's like the matching slim ankles are taunting me.
One time in the early days of blogging long before there was Tumblr porn I accidentally found a blog dedicated to cankle jack off material. Not joking. I should see if they take submissions...
|I know these are Emily Henderson but I don't know the project/sources...|
Ok all this EmHen work is beautiful but it's a little... happy... for my current state of misery.
|Chris Nguyen via Analog Dialog|
Dark and moody and much better. Still has a mix of height levels and matte and shine and I definitely like a few plants up there. I might need to eat it should I ever get stuck on the floor for extended amounts of time again.
|via Design Traveller|
Sometimes simple is best.
I can't do simple because I junk up everything even with the best of intentions but I should practice restraint on some occasions.
|Donna Griffith for Covet Garden via sfgirlbybay|
Restraint in color counts. I can do that. I also have a lot of white things because I'm racist when it comes to home accessories. And pets.
|Rug magazine October 2012|
Hey this one's really cute OMIGAWD ARE THOSE MORE SHAPELY LEGS THAT ARE TRYING TO RUIN MY SELF ESTEEM?!
|Riikka Kantinkoski via Weekday Carnival|
I actually have that black IKE-Rah vase on the far right so obviously my table will look as cute as this console.
Trying to not cry over that nicely made bed... Note to self: put some shells on things and let's get this party started.
|Jonathan Lo via Old Brand New Blog|
Ok new plan just put pretty things in tray. Pretty things and maybe some pain killers for easy access.
My preferred choice is always the Kelly Wearstler ode to the Fortress of Solitude like this loverly crystaline funscape.
Fortress of Solitude is the ModSauce Ranch's nickname. Also my OkCankle dating profile name.
Things are starting to make sense now...
When I make the table look pretty and have any gripping (hopefully not crippling) cankle updates I'll make sure to alert you.
Update: I am feeling better - thank y'all for your concern. The rant above helped and I'm sleeping in my guest bedroom now (on sheets!) which apparently has a better mattress? Because I love my guests so much. You should come visit me. And help me fold my laundry and carry me to the toilet and things.