Monday, August 29, 2011

Thrifted Cocktail Table

There's a cheesy old country song that goes a little something like, "Lord it's hard tuh be humble, when yer perfect in eh-vuh-ree way".  I'd say that just about sums up how I'm feeling about the table I found at my local ReStore last week.  When it comes to finding something fabulous (or in the case of this table, potentially fabulous) I can hardly resist the urge to brag a bit.  Okay, a lot.

I realize this is not an attractive trait. 

I'd like to say that I'm working on my thrifting-success-related bragging. However, that would add "chronic liar" to my ever-expanding list of personal faults.   

In all honesty, it's not like I had to work really hard at finding the table.  The damned thing was just sitting there in the front of the store for anyone to see.  I didn't have to drive across the country in a rented U-Haul and dig through some old hoarder's barn to find it. 

So I guess I'll just get over myself already and show you the pictures.

It's a great size for our room (40 inches square) with safely rounded corners which my four-legged children will no doubt appreciate. The inset glass top is great too - all the better for showing off a pretty rug placed underneath.  Although my boyfriend took one look at all that glass and tried to burst my bubble with concerns about the dogs breaking it somehow. I sweetly reminded him that duh,  I'm totally gonna accessorize with a tray and coffee table books!  Imaginary problem solved!

I am loving all the gorgeous details that are going to be even more gorgeous with the help of some paint.  For about 30 seconds I considered sanding and re-staining.  But once I took a good, long look at all of those nooks and crannies and realized the extraordinary level of patience it would take a person to properly sand this beast, an image of me, at hour twenty of sanding (exhausted and totally OVER this effing table!) throwing something across the garage became very clear in my mind. (Add "lacks patience" and "easily enraged" to the list.) I quickly decided painting is definitely the way to go here.

As for color, this table is telling me it wants to be HOT!  Here are my thoughts so far:





What color do you guys think I should pick?  One of these examples or none of the above? I know which one I'm leaning towards but I want to hear your suggestions before I reveal my preference - in case someone has an idea that changes my mind!


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