I have been jonesing for a coffee table. And I have been looking at hundreds. After spending more time in the living room, now that it’s near completion, I realized what we needed was a table for feet and drinks.
I just can’t decide on what I want. I know it will jump out at me once I see it. In the meantime, I don’t want to spend $100 on one from Ikea that I know isn’t ‘the one’.
That being said, I am totally fine spending $15 on this one that I found at the Mercer Island Thrift Store. I really like the lines and the color is great in our room. It’s solid wood with a veneer on top. And if you look at it in context, it works.
Howevrer, it’s a bit like meeting someone at a bar after a few drinks. They are lovely if you squint a little through boozy eyes, but upon closer and more sober inspection, their flaws are more than obvious.
And I am a girl that likes a challenge. (From $15 furniture, not from men I meet at bars. Not that I meet men at bars much. Wait. This is going so wrong I should just stop now.) However, I have never sanded anything with a veneer top before. Have you? I don’t want to paint it because I really like the color. Any advice would be most welcome!