Monday, August 22, 2011

New addition to our furniture family.

The last coffee table we bought was in 1995.  We were furnishing our "new" apartment on Connecticut Avenue in Washington, DC.  It was part of a futon set, which remarkably we still have and has held up great over the years.  It currently lives in our basement turned family room.  The only other coffee table we've owned was a hand-me-down from my grandmother.  It was very traditional with a leather top and gold detailing.  Really not our style.  We got rid of it about a year ago and have not replaced it.  Until yesterday. 

We had been looking online on and off for a while, found a few things we liked, but nothing really jumped out at us.  We weren't even sure what style or shape we wanted.  Then Saturday we decided that we really needed to find a table, it was time to get our living room into shape!  My husband suggested the cool antique shop, not far from us, where we had purchased an old church pew.  Most of their pieces are made from reclaimed barn wood. So, after a quick trip to Antiques on Washington, we have a new addition...



Indeed it is made from reclaimed barn wood which came from central PA.  The man who runs the store also builds the furniture, so not only is it recycled, but it's also made locally!  It fits perfectly in the space and is just the right scale. We couldn't be happier with our purchase.  Now for a new dining room set...

Note to self:  Please get some new pillows for the sofa.  Thanks.

2 comments:

stephanie levy said...

cool - great how things come together easily sometimes :)

pinkbathtub said...

Thanks Stephanie and yes!