I claimed in my last post I'm trying hard to narrow my focus to one project at a time.
As any DIYer knows, this is NOT an easy task.
My living/dining room has been my recent focus. It doesn't hurt that craigslist came through for me once again.
I was looking for a coffee table with these specifications:
Rustic, yet elegant.
Dark wood to counteract all the white in the room.
Wider than average.
Preferably under $100 (I really didn't expect this to happen, but I must admit it was my prayer)
Last week I found it:
Rustic? Check. Just look at the hefty, rough-hewn slatted top on this baby. And the rivets! I'd say that's pretty rustic.
Elegant? Check. At first I wasn't sure about the curved iron legs, but once Mr. Wonderful and I placed the table in our living room, I was thrilled. It was perfect!
Dark wood to counteract all the white in the room? Check again! The wood was even darker than it looked in the ad's picture, a huge plus because I have an armoire and dining room table in the same wood tone.
Wider than average? Check, check, check. This baby is a whopping 35.5" wide, whereas the average coffee table is 24". And we really needed that extra width to enable foot-propping from each flanking sofa.
A very important detail :-)
Under $100? Okay, not quite check, but I didn't pay over $100 either. This sturdy, real wood, rustic yet elegant, extra wide coffee table was priced at an even $100, a price I was thrilled to pay after pricing similar tables online for $799.
What a difference it makes in our living room to have this table now. Yesterday, we hosted our annual harvest/pumpkin carving party. At one point, I counted five guests seated in the living room proppin' their feet on this table. It made me smile, almost as much as carving this pumpkin did with my baby girl:
Before I go, did any of you notice my new Subway Art Banner on the far wall of my living room?
I ordered this banner from Home Decorator's Collection several weeks ago for only $28. I was told it was on backorder until November 14th, so I was pretty excited when it showed up at my door Friday afternoon.
My theory is that at a mere $28 apiece, so many people rushed to order that their supply couldn't meet the demand. I really think they could've asked a lot more for this statement piece of art.
I also finished recovering all my dining room chairs last weekend. What a difference a little fabric makes! But that will have to wait for another post.
Have a delightful week :-)
Labels: Living Room