Wednesday, November 4, 2009

So Out It's Back In

While flipping through the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens I glanced at this room. I thought it was a very pretty space for a home office. I love the use of dressers instead of filing cabinets for storage and the bright and beautiful curtains. But wait! What's that in the bottom left corner? Something looks very familiar...

Let's take a closer look at this coffee table. The homeowner said she had several vintage pieces of furniture from her grandmother. Her table in this room happened to look exactly like a certain coffee table I used to own that once belonged to my great-grandmother!

We used that table in our first apartment as you can see here. (Ignore the funky flowered sofa and lack of style or accessories, we had no money and everything we had was either a hand-me-down or a wedding present. I also didn't really know yet just what my "style" was. So basically just concentrate on the table and only the table.)

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the top has the exact same dovetail edging on the ends and the tapered legs are a perfect match. I had no idea my old table had a twin out there! Not to mention I didn't realize that it could be so stylish when paired with the right accessories for a clean and modern look.

When we bought our house, we purchased new furniture. The coffee table ended up being given to my brother-in-law I think. I have no idea if he still has it or not, but it was nice to see that there are other tables out there like it that are still in use.

While I no longer have the coffee table, I do still own one of the matching end tables. It looked very similar, but the top was in really rough shape so I ended up painting it and adding a new handle for the drawer. The paint color was not really the rich brown hoped it would be so I plan on repainting it as soon as my free Glidden paint quart arrives. (Gotta love all those free paint promotions!)

So this vintage table will continue to live on in our home.


  1. Maybe it is your table. You never know!!
    Isn't it funny how styles come and go?
    I am glad that you came by.

  2. I LOVE this room! I currently obsessed with finishing off our basement and having my own little office space down there. In my mind, it looks very similar to this (minus the sun streaming through the window, sadly).

  3. That is so funny! It's a great table. You know what's though? I looked at that photo and thought, "Oh my gosh, those are my curtains!" I have them in my guest room/where-we-dump everything-we-don't-know-what-to-do-with room.

    Hey - thanks for your tip on the whole toilet seal thing. I'm sooo not looking forward to changing it. I'll definitely be enlisting the help of my will definitely put some hair on his chest :).

  4. Hi Sarah! Thanks for your nice comment on our burlap basket liners. Now I need to go get my BHG; it came the other day, but I haven't had time to look at it yet. The table looks familiar; we may have had something similar for sale. Does it have a manufacturer's tag? Know you gave it away, but you'll have to check sometime. xo

  5. The tables were made by Lane. They are very strong and sturdy. I used to do cartwheels off that coffee table when I was younger!


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