Monday, April 29, 2013

Project House Update: Coffee Accessories

There are big changes coming to our house! We finally bought, wait for it, actual furniture! The only piece of furniture Dan and I have purchased in the span of our marriage has been our entertainment center.

But for some reason, the idea of adding more seating to our living room got stuck in my brain. So, in a few weeks, when the rest of it arrives, there'll be a good long post about it

What has arrived, you ask?


Our gorgeous new coffee table. It's round with a glass top, metal supports on castors, and a bottom shelf. The bottom kind of looks slatted, but it's a solid piece.

From the dirtiness of the glass, you can see that the cats are really enjoying it. One will sit on top and one will sit on the bottom shelf and they'll try to fight. Sam doesn't understand why he can't hit Rusty through it. It's a good thing he's pretty...

Since I'm the queen of forgetting to take 'Before' pictures, here's the best shot I have of our old coffee table. There really wasn't anything wrong with it. It was a hand-me-down from my grandparents and it worked well for a coffee table, I suppose. But it just wasn't our style and really wouldn't fit with our new room layout.

I was hoping to upgrade to a table with some hidden storage, like a drawer, but it was not to be. It was nerve-wracking pulling the trigger on our new table because we only saw it in a catalog. They had the corresponding end table on display, but the first time I saw our table was when Dan unloaded it from his trailer after picking it up.

We got the coffee table as part of a package deal, so the $400+ table really only cost us roughly $200. It is more expensive than a coffee table from Ikea or Target, but you do really get what you pay for.

Doesn't it look great? Now just imagine how nice it will fit in the room once the floors are redone in hardwood and we have our new seating layout.

Step by step, we're turning our house into our home! And more to come soon!

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