The living room in our home is not to large, not to small… but just right. It’s cozy and inviting; the perfect spot for spending time with all the people we love (just not all at one time, of course!). As I began to refurbish the bachelor-esque living room after getting married, I was super excited to score a real lambs wool rug for just five bucks at our church’s youth flea market. I had literally been looking for months and months for one such rug. You can only imagine my glee as I stumbled upon this deal. So, to go with the long-awaited lambs wool rug I needed the perfect coffee table. One that wouldn’t take up too much space, or too much attention since I wouldn’t want the rug to be overlooked.
One of the best ideas for a website in my opinion is that of Craigslist. Genius. On my hunt for the perfect coffee table I would frequent Craigslist just to see what’s out there for a great price. Alas, nothing was turning up. UNTIL one day when I was out of town in Atlanta on my first anniversary trip with my husband. I happened to be perusing the furniture section one afternoon as we were lounging about and THERE. IT. WAS. Just what I’d been looking for! A not-too-bulky, metal and glass coffee table that I could diy a bit to make it my very own.
Now, you know by now that I’m a bargain girl, so of course I was elated to discover that this table was just $20. But, remember, I was in Atlanta. Away from Nashville. Away from this newfound love of a coffee table. Fortunately, my parents live nearby and happen to be very generous with all things, and in this case specifically generous with their time. I called them up and told them about the deal and they traveled 45 minutes in the rain in Dad’s truck to a stranger’s house to hand off $20 in exchange for my new coffee table. Love them!
When I returned home I could hardly wait to get to work on this little gem. I was specifically looking for a glass top table so that I could try out the Krylon “Looking Glass” spray paint that I’d discovered at Hobby Lobby. I took the glass outside and got to spraying. (Note: If, like me, you’re doing this process on a surface that is see through glass, spray the underneath side of the glass so that the paint doesn’t scratch when you set your trinkets on top of it.) I absolutely love the result. It’s reflective beauty against the black metal is the perfect match for the lambs wool it hovers over!
As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man. | Proverbs 27:19