Room Revamp, Legion of Honor and Father’s Day

by tatiana on June 17, 2012

Happy Sunday, kids. If you’re in San Francisco, I hope you’re enjoying the amaaaazing weather we’ve been having this weekend. And if you’re anywhere else in the country, you’re probably ready for autumn.

Anyway, this last week was pretty great. In between completing a smaller project and trying to finish up two bigger projects (that I’ll write about soon), I took a trip to IKEA and snatched up a really great dresser.

Left: Boxes and piles of yarn, vintage waiting to be altered/upcycled, and fabric. Right: The results of my organization efforts!

This sucker took 3 hours to build (and I missed the Tony Awards!) but it was totally worth it. I’d been using Rubbermaid bins to store my fabric, and my room feels so much more organized with everything nicely placed in this dresser (for now, at least). I even gave myself a Work In Progress drawer for all of those dresses I’ve yet to finish sewing (someday I will get to them!).

Aside from organizing like a maniac, I was able to check out The Cult of Beauty at the Legion of Honor yesterday (it closes today!), and I’m really happy that I went. One of the gals I went with is a Museum Studies grad student and encouraged us to pay the extra $7 for the audio tour. I’m usually pretty frugal, but I decided to live a little. I don’t think I can ever go to a museum again without an audio tour. It was like being accompanied by The History Channel. I loved it. Learned so much. Left feeling really inspired.

A great exhibit at the Legion of Honor followed by an epic picnic in front of the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

As you’re probably aware, today is Father’s Day! I wish I had a great picture of my Dad from the 80s to post here but I do not, so I’m posting this photo taken at breakfast the day after my sister’s wedding. (Although I really need to get my hands on my parents’ wedding photo which features my Dad in a kick ass white Saturday Night Fever-esque suit. It’s pretty boss.)

Twinsies! Also, my uncle’s hand is making a cameo.

Happy Father’s Day to all of the amazing Dad’s out there (including mine!). I’m really lucky to have such a funny, smart and caring Dad, and I hope he gets to see Prometheus today! :)

Oh! I almost forgot to mention… I got the opportunity to see American Idiot on Tuesday (opening night!) here in San Francisco at The Orpheum and the energy from that show has basically powered me through the week (as well as the soundtrack which I purchased on iTunes the day after). It was a phenomenal show. Very punk rock, but still very musical theater. Do go see it if you can. Also, Van Hughes, call me!

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