You know that feeling you get when you're at an antique mall or thrift shop and there in the corner you spot it? It's just what you've been looking for! But while your heart is going pitter pat, your brain is saying "I bet it's going to cost more than I want to spend."
Well I've been looking for a coffee table for my family room for awhile now. It had to be something fairly small in scale because there isn't a lot of space in that room.
I've been looking for a piece to paint, but to be realistic, I only have time to paint things for the shop. Anything for me gets pushed down to the bottom of the pile. Especially these days when I'm overwhelmed with trying to get the house ready to go on the market.
So recently I was checking out an antique mall for the first time, and I spotted it. There was one painted furniture booth in the mall and right in the front was a darling little vintage table. Already painted white.
I approached it cautiously. Was I setting myself up for disappointment? I peeked at the tag ... it was marked down from $45 to $20! Seriously, $20!
I did a little happy dance right there in the booth! The perfect size, a great price -- and I don't have to do anything to it!
I don't know which is better, the price, or that I don't have to do anything. The table is sturdy, in good condition, and already painted!
I love it in the family room. It's just the right size to sit in front of the loveseat so people have a place to set their drinks, without taking up a lot of space.
The perfect find! The perfect price! That's what I love about the thrill of the hunt!
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