I have not liked our coffee table for a while now.
So what's a girl to do?
Go to the barn...
I have had both of these pieces for a long time now.
The table top I found at a garage sale.
Actually, I found both pieces at garage sales
I digress, I fell in love with the table that the top came with, most specifically the top.
I love that detail, those points just made it all girly for me.
but the bottom was broken, all wobbly, unfixable.
So as I was cleaning today I had an AHA moment when I looked at this pedestal base with new eyes.
It is actually the pedestal that was the base of this girl when I bought her.
But she doesn't sit on it anymore, and she hasn't for awhile now.
The pedestal had a basket of yarn and crochet projects on it and she stands here.
see her through the doorway?
I really need to paint that dresser too.
so many projects, so little time...
The elements outdoors were doing way too much damage to her so I brought her inside over a year ago and am so happy I did. I think she adds a bit of grace to our dining room.
and honestly if you were sitting around our dinner table and could hear some of the conversations that go on then you would understand why we need a bit of grace and eloquence!
So she didn't need that base anymore, but we needed a new coffee table...
So the top was from the barn
and the bottom was being used as a yarn holder...
Paint the two pieces to match and make some pillows that I can get these hooligans to keep on the couches!
Actually I took the drop cloth pillows that I had made for these couches and put them on the chairs on the front porch. It really does drive me a bit crazy to get them all fluffed and looking fabulous, then leave the room for 5 minutes and come back to find them on the floor. Truth be told the top of the table would look fabulous with some treasures on it but then when Duane puts his feet up on it, and the computers are set down on it, and there is homework being done on it, or we have snacks on it...
you see my dilemma?
Don't sweat the small stuff, right?
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