Most of you know by now how much I like Craigslist. I posted about some of the things we’ve purchased off of there, here, if you want to take a gander. Gandering is fun, I highly recommend it.
Anyway, if you’ve been to our home within the past 9 years you might have noticed that we haven’t had a coffee table. The main reason was because of our kids. We didn’t want knocked heads or teeth when they were young so we just did without. Since our kids are a bit older and not prone to falling over unexpectedly, I decided to start searching on Craigslist for a “new” used one.
One thing I knew is that I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Duh! Who does right? Needless to say some people were pretty proud of their junk. Asking crazy prices for a basic coffee table. Long story short, after searching a few months I stumbled across one that I liked and he was only asking $25.00. When we went to pick it up he kept apologizing for all the pen and crayon markings from his kids and all the dings and things that were on it.
The whole time I’m standing there thinking, (Dude, I’m going to sand it and paint it! .) LOL!
So without further ado. The before and after.
I’m slowly bringing our living room to what I’ve got pictured in my mind. It’s not their yet but this is a start. Of course you can see it’s painted white and I did distressed it a little.
Here’s what I’ve got on it right now. Since I haven’t had a coffee table in awhile I’m not sure what to do with it. LOL! What do you have on yours? We can’t put anything to high on there or it’ll block the TV.
I had some baskets that fit underneath to store their Wii games.
You wouldn’t think that it would take getting used to but it is. It’s a bigger coffee table then we’ve had in the past, but I really like it. I think big coffee tables are in right now, aren’t they? Just tell me they are and make me happy. LOL!
So what do you think? You likey?
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