You may remember that Hubby Tony and I recently got new seating for the living room. We arranged the two love seats at right angles to each other, which left a square shape between the two. The rectangular Queen Anne-style side table that looked nice next to the old couch wasn't going to cut it any more, so I started looking for a new one. The requirements:
- Square or round top
- Between 22-26 inches wide
- Between 22-24 inches tall.
My first stop was the website of the store where we bought the love seats. They really worked with us when one of them was manufactured incorrectly, and I appreciated that. However, everything on their website was over $400, way more than I wanted to spend. I also checked a couple other furniture stores, but the styles didn't work in our mainly traditional room.
For the past two weeks I've been stalking Facebook Marketplace and popping into thrift stores and antique malls. I found several tables the met two of the three requirements, but nothing that was perfect. Today I visited a St. Vincent de Paul store on the way to the gym. When I saw a square mission-style table in the first aisle I pulled out a tape measure from my purse and measured it. The table met all the size requirement, so I drug it into the aisle, took a photo, and sent it to Tony to get his opinion.
He agreed with my assessment, so I carried the table up to the cash register, then out to my car.
The table was in good shape, but the wood looked a little dry. Back at home I gave all the surfaces a good coat of Scott's Liquid Gold. When I was done the piece gleamed. In the living room the table looked like it was made for the room
My original plan was to keep the side table next to the other side of the couch, but now its Queen Anne style is all wrong. Time to start looking for its replacement.
Five years ago today: Green Juice Day