I have been trying to find a new table for our family room for a while now. I knew in my mind exactly what I wanted - the shape, the style - the only thing I couldn't decide on was the color. Did I want it painted black or did I want a nice distressed wood? Hmmmm...it had been bugging me because I just figured that when I found "the one" it would jump out at me and I would know. Anyway, I couldn't find what I was looking for. After visiting the local flea markets, antique stores, Goodwill (to paint or distress my own) and finding nothing, I was starting to become a little discouraged. After putting the search on hold for a little while, I decided out of the blue yesterday morning to give Craigslist a try. I typed "coffee table" in the search box and look at what came up!!!
Oh my gosh...this was THE ONE!!! And the best part? Look at the colors - a mix of both black paint and distressed wood. The best of both worlds. I responded to the seller right away and here's the really cool part of it all...when she responded to my email, it turns out that she's someone I know but haven't seen in about 2 years! I met her about 3 or 4 years ago when I bought something else from her. It was so nice, that I bought some other things from her that she was selling on Ebay. Go figure! She paints beautiful furniture as well as many other things and she sews too! She is one talented lady and I was thrilled when I found out that she had done this table too.
So here it is, quite at home in it's new surrounings and I couldn't be happier - hubby loves it too - so that makes it even better!
Have a great day everyone!