Jul 29, 2010

A Dear John letter

Dear Hyde Coffee Table,
You're good looking, a bit rugged; popular- all the girls love you. I've had my eye on you for a long, long time. Maybe you don't know this, but I look at your picture and imagine us together.  I've even seen you once in a store.
But it's over. I've found a new love. One that was right here all along, and requires much less commitment. I don't know how I missed my new love all this time, but we're together now.  Our eyes met- past the ugly yellow polyester couch, and I knew...we had to be together.  And I still got a good looking table with great legs.
Sincerely,
Thrift Shopper lover

Meet my new love:

just brought home- ready to be cleaned up

in the family room

This piece wasn't much to look at with a ratty old turntable sitting on it, and a broken 80's lamp nearby, but I knew the color and scale were exactly what I was looking for!  Previously, we had a way too small wooden chest as our table, it was really loved on and needed to be retired.  The only work I plan to do on this one is touch up some of the scratches!  If it wasn't already the perfect color for our space, it would look great in a shabby creamy white, or maybe even an apple green... a laquered black or red....that would look great!  But for now, it's staying as is.  And I got it for about one less zero than I would've paid through a catalog!  :)
Happy day!

3 comments:

  1. It's fabulous Denise! Love your letter too! Looks a lot like the PB one I bought in my working days that I paid way toooo much for :) Big score
    XO

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  2. Thank you! Very relieved that the hubby liked it as well :)
    Now on to accessorizing!

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  3. at first glance it looks as if it matches my kitchen table and hutch. it's the same stain and the legs are the same. cute letter BTW. ;) remind me to tell you the story of where my table and hutch were purchased.

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