Friday, August 19, 2011

A Table or Two... or Three.


You guys are going to have such a great time with Lil' J this weekend. I mean, you could be in the desert and have fun with him, but NYC. Awesome. I remember very clearly when we found out about his arrival in the Fall of 2003, sitting in our living room that looked like a circus tent. Memories.

I've been meaning to update you on some recent purchases for Casa Q. Remember how I mentioned we hadn't really bought anything new for our living room? We broke the seal a few weekends ago and went to the Dog Days event at 14th and U. A lot of the vintage shops along that corridor were chock-full of sales!

We bought two tables. One to replace the TV stand and one to sit in between our sofas.  Jeff is in an "Industrial" phase and I'm happy to oblige. We don't agree on everything decor related (Jeff has vetoed any and all animal print) but when we're on the same page, it's awesome.

So here's our TV stand BEFORE...

And AFTER...

Obviously I still need to "style" underneath the table to hide all the cords (TVs have SO many cords!) and prune the spider plant but I'm really pleased with where we're headed. That wall is so long, it feels nice to have something that fills the space a little more. Obvi I've been watching lots of Emily Henderson for styling inspiration.

Below is our new sofa table. It's iron also, a large square top and metal hairpin legs. Sorry the pics aren't so great. The lamp is new also. My mother kept complaining about the lighting in our living room, so I told her she was welcome to buy us a lamp... and it worked. Plus we already had a C&B gift card which helped with the cost, so we bought the Zak Table Lamp and I'm obsessed. It's huge and sophisticated and I could stare at it for hours.

AND, we found a temporary home for Martha. We weren't sure where to put her, and I was still trolling for a bar cart I liked, so we combined our problems to solve them both. What do you think?


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