Changes in the Living Room

August 19, 2013 by 23 Comments

Hello dear friends!  I hope you had a great weekend – besides some shopping on Saturday I also visited a couple of estate sales on Friday. I’ve been thinking about our living room lately and how it’s time for a change. I would like to switch the coffee table to a larger size, round or square and dark.  With that in mind, I’ve been looking on Craigslist for a traditional coffee or side table in dark wood with a little flair, like caning or bamboo.  Following are three images I found on Pinterest.








After some fun inspiration on Pinterest I set out to go look and see what the estate sales had to offer. Oh, in fact the picture of  the teal table reminded me so much of a table we used to own in the late 70’s, our’s wasn’t painted though. Okay, here is my latest find that followed me home from the sale:

side table

Nice appearance, all wood and the caning was still in tact.  It also has a glass insert which I removed and cleaned.  The table was cleaned with Murphy Oil Soap and Wood Stain was used to touch up small scratches at the bottom of the table legs.

side table 1

After all of the cleaning and touch-up I brought her inside and placed her next to the sofa.  I changed out the small round table that was there, it has a different spot in the house.

side table 2

I like the detail and texture of the cane and the simple lines of the table.

side table 3

Maybe I should have painted the table a totally “cool” color,  but we’re pretty traditional around here…so it will stay as is. But I’m thinking about painting or replacing the lamp. Hmmm…  The table was a good deal, I’m so glad I went back to the sale a second time and got the table for half price.  It is a nice size and I think we’ll enjoy it for a long time.   Now I’m on a mission to find a coffee table, wish me luck.  It may take a while though.

Thanks for stopping by y’all !

Linking to:  savvy southern style , between naps on the porch


23 Responses to “Changes in the Living Room”
  1. Christine says:

    wow Moni, you gave that piece some new lovin…..looks awesome!! Craigs List ROCKS!!!! I need to get in the habit of checking stuff more frequently there!

  2. Teresa says:

    Wonderful piece… and you always seem to have and know how to pair them with lovely accents to bring even more whimsy to the set.
    Well done. Happy creating, Moni! 🙂

  3. Martina says:

    Great find Moni…I love that lamp!

  4. frances in MD says:

    Love the table and the lamp is very pretty as it is.

  5. Donnamae says:

    That’s quite the find….great table! I like the finish on it too….doesn’t need paint! 😉

  6. Karen K says:

    You got yourself a beautiful table! And I think a classic!

  7. DesertLinda says:

    Table is stunning. Better off unpainted. The rich wood with the gorgeous detail is a great fine!

  8. Gwen says:

    Oh wow!! Love the table but you know what?? I was admiring how really cool your lamp is. Like a piece of rustic pottery. It looks so good with the accessories and crisp white shade. But you have permission to paint :-). I do love spray paint and have been toying with spraying my 80’s fake (?) brass floor lamp but I’m afraid ill jinx it and it will stop working!!!
    Have a good week

  9. Rhonda says:

    Love the table! And love the lamp the way it is. They go together so well.

  10. What a great find! I love how you styled the table too. I agree with everyone else…don’t paint the lamp. 😉

  11. Ann says:

    Definitely a super buy! I have mostly stained wood tables too. I like them and when the painted wood phase is over we’ll be back in style!

  12. Mary Anne says:

    Love the lamp! Change the shade if your itching for a switch (maybe a geometric patterned drum shade?) but the base is lovely. Your new table is gorgeous and a true classic.

  13. That is a lovely table and even better that you got it for a great price. I like a mix of wood finishes and painted pieces. Good luck on your coffee table search.

  14. I love the table (and the lamp!). I am glad you left the dark stain because it is such a classic look! Visiting from WUW.

  15. Carol says:

    Not bad to find a table that you just had to clean up a little. It looks nice with the books.

  16. Pamela says:

    What a pretty table! Thanx for sharing your treasure at THT.

  17. Therena says:

    Your new table is lovely! I think the natural stain looks beautiful!

  18. Kim says:

    Gorgeous. I love that table just the way it is! What a super find!

  19. Looks perfect in that spot. Your patience in waiting for the right coffee table will pay off

  20. Gorgeous table and I love, love, love that lamp. It is stunning. Exactly what I have been looking for. Hugs, Marty

  21. The table looks great! I’m hosting a Wall Decal giveaway that you should enter!

  22. CJ Foss says:

    Nice find. Like the simplicity of it all.

  23. Ginger says:

    That is a great table. I wouldn’t paint it either. I am probably the only blogger in the universe who has not tried chalk paint and I don’t intend to try it.
    Your vignette is perfect and I love the color of the lamp. Your table and lamp are the perfect transition into fall.

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