Sunday, January 13, 2013

A Tale of Two Tables

I love the Christmas stuff, but I am so happy when everything is back in it's rightful place and the clutter is under control.
The living room has been a long drawn out saga and I am sure you are ready to hear the end of it.
It looked like this in June.
We wanted to lighten it up a bit 
I was a little tired of all the brown.
I built a mantel surround.  
We got a  new sofa and love seat.
The new bound carpet. 
Mr. Bill thought the armoire was dated, so we got a new entertainment center.
Which meant all the end tables had to be shifted around and I needed new lamps.

These mirrored glass lamps came from Target. 
They were $39.99 each. 

I moved the white thrifty cabinet to the other side of the sofa where the washstand was. 
The thrifty round table worked on the other side of the sofa.
I tried every end table in this house but nothing looked right next to the chairs that flank the fireplace.

I saw some nesting tables in the Pottery Barn Catalog but didn't love their $400 price tag.

I found these at Tuesday Morning.
My Walmart lamp with the faux French shade looks fine.
 I had nesting tables in this room before, but they were Mission in style and they were not a modern height. 
They were part of the great giveaway.
Read about it here.
I still needed a table to sit next to my Cindy Crawford chair.

You may remember reading about it's makeunder with a drop cloth here.
This grouping was too much with the new loveseat and sofa. 
I needed something smaller and round and open.

I found this round candlestick type table at World Market.
It was on sale for $99.00.
(Of course three weeks later it was on sale for $75.00.)
 It has perfect dimensions and weight for this little corner.
I needed a lamp, though. 
I saw so many cute lamp makeover's on Pinterest that I wanted to try one.
I didn't want to do mirrored silver because I already had these.
I found the perfect little brass candidate for $7.00.
I wanted white to go with the new mantel surround.
So I sprayed it with a little RustOLeum in Semi gloss.
If possible, I try to find the shade when I buy the thrifted lamp. Otherwise it is harder to find a match.
It just so happened they had a shade that looked like linen.

Two cozy corners by the fireplace. 
 I am pondering the drape situation in this room.
I have always had a tailored valance on these windows since we moved in the house. I made these two summers ago. 
 I added the shutters because we had some seriously foggy windows. 
The windows are fixed but I still love the shutters. 
They add a little interest to an otherwise characterless build out.
I'll let you know what I decide about the drapes. 

Sprinkled with two cozy corners,
Thanks for hanging in there with this saga. 
Linking with,
Funky Junk Interiors  


  1. Good Evenikng Katie, I adore your candlestick side table, very classic. I went to World Market when I visited my daughter who used to live in Atlanta. I loved the range of goods they had for sale. I just couldn't fit them in my suitcase to fly home!
    Your plantation shutters are fabulous...I love that look. You have done a beautiful job rearranging your living room.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Best Wishes Daphne

    1. Thanks, Daphne for the kind comments. We love World Market.

  2. oops...I have inserted a k in evening....looks as if I am writing Swedish, sorry about that.

  3. Katie your room is beautiful! LOVE all that white! The mantle looks so pretty too!Mr. Bill did an amazing job making that! I too adore those shutters!

    1. I can't wait to tell you, Anne. Bill didn't do the mantel surround. I did. It is by far my best DIY. Thanks for stopping by and for always leaving a sweet comment. :)

  4. Very well done! I love all of the new touches, especially the mantel and the couch. It looks so nice!

    Have a great day.

  5. Looks so bright now! Love the nesting tables & new lamps. I found you via Debbie Doos I am a new follower & hope you will do the same. Blessings~ Nina