When it comes to coffee tables, I am very unlucky. It all began when I was engaged and searching for furnishings for my future apartment. Being a newbie to decorating, I was searching for a very specific style. Antique Victorian with queen anne’s legs, to be specific. Ha. I couldn’t find just what I wanted anywhere. A year came and went and I was married… and coffee table-less.
Then one day, my dear sister found exactly what I wanted for cheap at a thrift store! She snatched it up for me and I happily brought my beauty home! Less than 5 days later my darling husband and brother were having a guys’ night while I was at work. They put a large pizza on my unfinished coffee table, causing a permanent, huge, white heat mark about the size of Kansas on my gorgeous new table. I tried all sorts of treatments with no hope. So I finally sanded it down to the original wood and attempted to re-stain it. Nope. My NEW stain was bad somehow and refused to soak into my wood and be even in color. I quit. I offered my coffee table to anyone who would have it. I didn’t want it if it wouldn’t look exactly like I wanted. I was so disappointed.
Fast forward another 6 months. I had recovered from my devastation of my Victorian coffee table. I had new-found hope. And this time, I wanted an ottoman. I began looking online at gorgeous tufted ottomans. And I found this beauty.
But this beautiful ottoman costs anywhere from $400-$600. Ouch.