Sunday, February 28, 2010

You Had Me at Hello

Sometimes you just know when you've found the one.  In this case, I knew this custom reclaimed pine coffee table was perfect for me and my living room.  I found this amazing table during my Saturday shopping spree... It was at my first stop, the Recycle Boutique.  And I have to be honest, I had seen it from afar the week before.  One night after the store had closed, I was in the area running errands so I just randomly peeked into the window and there it was.... well, hello. 

I thought for sure it would be too expensive, so I didn't want to get my hopes up, yet the entire week I couldn't stop thinking about how great it would look.  It had lots of storage with those 3 large drawers, simple lines, a cottage feel, and the pine wood matched the look of the table behind my couch.  Plus the large size (60" x 30") was just what I needed to fill up my living area. 

So, when I got to the store on Saturday and found out that the price was reasonable (much less than it would be in Pottery Barn), I was super excited and couldn't pass it up.  I am so happy I went for it and think it has really stepped up the look of the entire living area.  It is a really well-made, solid piece of furniture and the coolest thing is that the huge drawers actually go in and out on both sides. 

The only thing I am debating on is whether or not to switch the hardware out... the gold handles are kind of growing on me, but I think it might look even better with some white ceramic or crystal pulls, maybe like these (click here).  What do you think?

I also found a couple other smaller items at Recyle Boutique that I couldn't resist.  The shabby chic white tray that you see on top of the coffee table and an amazing glass lamp that is hidden in the back of the big picture above.  Here are some close-ups of them:

Well, it's been a long weekend of shopping and home design.  I also had a fun time walking around Sleepy Poet and have lots of pics to share with you from that stop.  After that, I ended up helping my sister fix up her place by adding some curtains and rearranging furniture a bit.... I'll share a couple pics of that later this week.  For now though, it's time to get some rest.  Baxter is already snoring...


  1. looks great. cant wait to chase baxter around that bad boy.

  2. I'm totally digging the melon pulls, RR.