This post is nowhere near quilt related!
I had been wanting a table for behind our couch for a while. We discussed building one, but it's not first on our list of projects to "do". I always scout Craigslist/Goodwill/Estate Sales for nice furniture whenever I set my mind to wanting something.
Notice I didn't say NEED?
This is our downstairs living room as you enter the house from the front door.
Back of couch before.
I was trying to keep the dog out of the picture here...Back of the couch from the hallway
After. From the kitchen door.
View from the stairway going up to our bonus room/family room. I tried REAL hard not to get the railing. That didn't work.
I think it's actually a buffet. And originally the lady at the estate sale wanted this incredible amount of $$$ for it. I got it for a 1/4 of what she originally quoted me. I talked her down! Geesh...all she can say is NO right?
I am going to live with it there in it's present finish for a while before I decide to re-paint or re-stain it. The doors don't have handles or knobs on them (the drawers do) and I was very disappointed when the lady said that was no key. Becasue the doors would not stay closed if they are not locked. Well! While DD#2 was helping me move it in, my wonderful little grandson FOUND it! He was so excited. He got to lock & unlock the doors for a little while. I locked the doors & put the key away. I'll let him PLAY with it a little. No sense letting him do it all the time, the fun will wear off of it! So will my patience. It's exactly the right height & exactly the right length. Perfect scale. (I think so anyway!) And it's got the ever-needed STORAGE I want. The one & only thing that I will complain about (didn't get a picture, sorry) is that whoever owned it? They painted the inside of the drawers & the inside of the cabinet, shelf included (and even both sides of the shelf!), RED. Seriously? RED is my favorite color. But I would not have painted the inside of that cabinet RED. It had to be extrememly akward doing it too.
Talk to you all later. I am off to QB1's house to do a little sewing for a baby. It's beensometime since we have sewn together. She's had knee surgery & bless her, she's moving around way better than she did BEFORE the surgery, but she's not up to the stairs that I have in my house. So I am going to her house this morning. I'll probably TALK more then I SEW. Probably. But who cares? We'll be together doing it won't we? Ha!
Y'all have a great day.