Monday, November 2, 2009

2nd Time Around: A new coffee table (at least to me!)

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One day last week I had a chance to preview some stuff that a friend of a friend was selling. I have been looking for a coffee table for our bonus room with a shelf that could be used for a TV table. The ceilings are a funny shape, and I need something not too tall. I found this little mahogany coffee table for 20 dollars! So…..I decided to try it out in the living area for now. We have always thought we didn’t want one because of space, but I really like the way it looks. It needs some of the scratches and nicks fixed…but you can get the general idea. Not bad piece for 20 bucks!

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The coffee table belong to the girl’s mother, and she was remodeling her home and decided to part with it.  I think she was glad the table went to a good home! Thanks for stopping by!

25 comments:

Tootsie said...

Looks fantastic!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Great table!! I don't know if you have heard of Old English Scratch cover but it is great for hiding all those knicks and scratches- I use it all the time and it makes furniture look new- I think it must have a little stain or something in it as it is dark and it will get under you fingernails (I was using some today for a piece that I was selling in my booth and my fingernails look like they had been digging in the dirt all day so you might want to wear gloves when you use it!)

blessings
mary

susan said...

I love it and really like the shelf on the bottom--many more years of use in this one!

xinex said...

Not bad at all, Diane. What a deal! I like the column legs and the shelf comes in handy to store stuff in....Christine

sunnymama said...

That's a lovely coffee table, and a real bargain! :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You got a great deal - looks nice.

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Diane, This is a great piece! I love the shelf on the bottom! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Tardevil said...

What tickles me, is that like me, you already had something to put on it! See, you NEEDED that table, or did that table need you? LOL! Like the way the fall veggies look in the tray too!

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a great table & love the lines. Are you going to strip & stain it? ☺ Diane

jeanne said...

Good morning Diane, I love the coffee table. It very like one I had for years. Then my daughter took it for even more years. Our poodle Babette teethed on it and took off a good part of the corner on one end. It was, I did say was, a part of our family history and now it is history. Diana finally replaced it. I loved the two levels it had. A great purchase for $20. and it looks great with the fall look.

I am sharing my grands today, I hope you don't mind. I am linking up because these costumes are all 2nd time around.

Have a wonderful day. I bet you are having fun helping with your son's booth. This business is fun but not easy to make a living.

Hugs xoxo, Jeanne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane, I really like it. I think it's perfect. Just get a wax pencil (colored mahogany) to fill in any scratches. You did great with that.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jean said...

Great table! I love the warm wood color. Jean

Shelia said...

Love that coffee table and what a deal you got for it! I love that style - just add a little Old English scratch cover and I'll bet those little nicks will be all gone! I like how you've dressed the top too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Diane!

Great table! I love the style of it. And a real bargain!

have a great day!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Diane!

This is a nice table and such a bargain! I'd love to be able to stack my magazines on the bottom shelf if it were mine.

Hugs, Pat

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

It looks lovely!

bj said...

I like your new old coffee table!!

Hope things are going good with you. I haven't been over in awhile..sorry. Seems there's just not enuf hours in the day anymore.
I will join you for 2nd Time real soon, tho.
Take care...
love, bj

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great table, Diane!!

I keep furniture markers and Old English around and use them quite a bit!:-)

It looks perfect in your living room.

merrilymarylee said...

I've been looking for a coffee table for months. I tripped over the dog and fell on the last one, breaking my computer, the table, and almost my neck. The dog slept right on. Anyway, a new one wouldn't look right, so I need to find a "previously loved" one, but all the consignment shops have are HUGE!

I guess I've been looking in all the wrong places. This one would work great! Nice find!

Barbara said...

Diane...I am late but liking your new coffee table. Great find. Hope you have a great weekend.

Barbara

Dawn said...

I like it! It has character! I took the coffee table out of our living room when Tim was a baby. I just put one back last year. I like having one again.

take care,
Dawn

Southern Lady said...

What a great buy, Diane -- and it looks perfect in its new home. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it.

jeanne said...

Good morning my friend. I was happy to see your comment today. Yes, we do love our new addition. I have forgotten what mischief they can get into though. LOL. I'm hopping to keep her out of trouble and loving it.

I hope all is well with you and your delightful family. I should get on face book more. I do like it but as you know blogging and visiting is overwhelming.

Have a happy day.

Love, Jeanne

bj said...

Just dropped by to say hello and that I'll be back to link up for Tuesday.
xo bj

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

It's a GREAT piece and almost identical to my Grammy Sigman's. Every once and again I kick myself for not taking it. Alas.