Wednesday, April 24, 2013

before & after: thrifted end table

The proverb that "everything comes to him who waits" is absolutely true and definitely applies to the table I am writing about today.

I had a large empty space between the wall and the couch in our family room for what seemed like forever.  I kept trying out different end tables but all of them seemed too small or too low.  I decided I needed a round decorator table but could not swallow the cost of buying one (most of the tables in the size I needed were about $100 plus shipping).  Therefore, the thrift store was the perfect place to begin my search.  For about six months, I kept my eye out during every trip to the thrift store but could not find the right size.  Just when I was about to give up and order a table, my patience finally paid off and I found this table at Salvation Army for $12!!!

Here is what the table looked like straight from the thrift store...

And here it is all decorated next to the couch...

I was so happy to finally fill that empty space!  Here is a quick comparison...

So I guess the moral of this story is if you want to find a great deal at the thrift store....go often and be patient!  The wait is definitely worth it!

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