Saturday, September 25, 2010

I'm positively GIDDY! ...and don't forget the give away!

FIRST of ALL, go to yesterdays post and COMMENT for a chance to win that fabulous CSN GIFT CERTIFICATE!  Come ON, it only takes a moment!

WE finally did it!  We got a new (actually REALLY OLD) coffee table.  I know this industrial style is very trendy but I LOVE it!  Plus with 3 kids and 14 adopted children (not really, but you know what I mean), it's VERY helpful to get something with pre-made CHARACTER, ie: dents, dings, scratches and rust.   For what we spent, it really won't matter that the industrial style may not be around forever, now if we had gotten this one from Restoration Hardware (which we COULD never anyway) I'd want it to last forever!  I had admired these tables EVERYTIME we went there but they were too expensive.  Today however, they were 50% OFF! WOOOHOOO

We went to the flea market today to look for crystal door knobs to pull back the sheers in our yet to be revealed master bedroom. (It's still a work in progress) We came home with 2 crystal door knobs, one more large milk glass bubble bowl and a new coffee table!  We spent less than $200.00!  Good DEAL!  This thing weighs a TON!   There were 2 there and this was the smaller of the 2 but slightly taller than the other.  The store is CAVERNOUS so it didn't look that big there, but once we got it home it's a perfect size and the larger one would have been a bit too large.  Oh and I don't know what that random thing is under my couch.  I didn't see it till right now!  So what do you think?  Do you like it?  Did I score?  BTW, Check out the whimages store over there on the right in a day or two, I'm going to be updating it with some new goodies! YAY!
EDIT:  This morning Matt put a coat of beeswax on the entire thing as a mild protectant.  I didn't think I could love it anymore than I did but I DO~!  I'll repost photos later. ;-)

EDIT: This morning Matt put two coats of beeswax on the table and I BIG HUGE PUFFY HEART IT even more!   Oh and if you look next to the built in, don't mind the drywall patches.  He hasn't had a chance to repaint the board and batten wall.  Just keeping it real girlies! ;-)
We've so many projects going on right now, right this minute my wonderful husband is upstairs painting the new crown molding in our bedroom!  Can't wait to show you the bedroom reveal!


Cap Creations said...

Oh wow! That is sooooo cool! Great find!

Burlap Luxe said...

You SCORED girl!
Yes I have seen these at Z gallery and Resoration hardware, and have always loved when I would see them here and there in one of my favorite magazines.

I wish I had a place for one! when you tire of it as a coffee table you can use it in a kitchen and stack wire galvanized baskets or a chest on top of it for added storage on it with a great base. A great focal piece to any room.
endless inspiring idea's for it.
Oh and on a patio for potted plants. Wait, wait a minute, how about pushed into a corner with a Christmas tree potted in an urn resting ontop of it with presents on it and around it.

Sooooo! cool!
Keep us guessing on the foreign object under the sofa! He he! LOL!
Is it a CD case, game case, book? Hmmm! Robyn please write me and let me know, you would not want me loosing sleep over this would you ??

Courtney said...

You MAJORLY scored. Wow. I'm super jealous. haha.

maría cecilia said...

I like your new coffe table very much!!!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I love your table. It looks great! I too have been collecting the milk glass bubble bowls recently. So far I have 5 of the large ones. Have not found any small ones yet. I scored 2 pieces of milk glass at Goodwill yesterday. Love & blessings from NC!

Tina said...

Robyn, your new coffee table is FABULOUS!!! What a find:) It looks like it was made for that spot:) I absolutely love the industrial feel and those castors are amazing!! Ooh, am going to go back to your giveaway post:) Hope you are having a wonderful weekend lovely. Hugs ~ Tina xx

It's me said...

Wowwwww...i like your new coffee table very much !!! .....wowwwwwwww...happy love love Ria...

Lynda said...

it's AWESOME!!! really cool!!!! I love things you don't have to polish!!;)


Green Willow Pond said...

You lucky girl you! What a great find. Somewhere, I read about spraying a matte finish on rusted metal to keep it from getting rust on the carpet. Don't know if you did or not, but I think that would work.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm loving the table!!! It was meant to be with it being half off! So happy for you! Enjoy your Sunday :)

A Perfect Gray said...

you got a GREAT deal. a girlfriend and I bought a number of these old industrial carts and fixed them up and sold them to local antique shops and furniture retailers. We got around $450 each for them. Retail they were going for around $800 - $1,200. You stole that one, babe!

My Cottage Charm said...

Hey sweetlady!! :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your coffee table! You scored BIG if you got all that for less than $200 bucks! I need to go shopping with you! :) Matt has been a busy you have out your whip and chain?! ROFLOL JK Matt!!! You're right, that beeswax made a huge difference on the really richened up the finish a lot! :)
I'm feeling a lot better today...I can move without wincing or saying, "ouch" all the time! ;) Don't think I'll be cleaning any bathrooms today though! :)
Love you girl, thanks again for the phone's always so fun to chat with you! :)