The living room is slowly coming together, bit by bit. I finally have curtains up (which I’m dreading to share with you because the story includes a DIY disaster) pillows, side tables, and one of the few things left before it is complete…the coffee table.
You can get a glimpse of the one I have here. YIKES post move-in living room. It’s a dark espresso color and I had originally thought I would paint it and add some o’verlays or do a faux carrera marble top, but now I’m just thinking no. No, no, no. Because I know whatever DIY I try to tackle, it’s not going to make me love the table in my home. I love the table, but it’d be perfect in another home.And I’m going to be very sad to part with it.
First off, it’s almost black, which against the black couch and my favorite vintage black tray just looks like one big blob of black. Secondly, its humongous. It’s beefy. And it takes up a whole lot of visual & physical space in that little apartment of mine.
Here’s my problem. I’ve found some very affordable ones, for around $250, and some very not-so-affordable ones. And while $250 may not seem like too much for a coffee table, I just can’t bring myself to splurge. I want to find the deal.
Well, I found a waterfall one on Craiglist for $120. Maybe it was all the luck I’ve had on Craigslist lately, but I got a little too confident, and I replied asking for $80. Well, I never got a response (shame on you Craigslist poster) and come to find out the post was deleted the next day. It. Sold. WAHHH. I even used Search All Craigslist to look at hundreds of different types of tables. I should spared my over-confidence and my cheapness and went for it. I still would have paid less than half of what they are going for online.
Diary of a cheap woman.
If you Californians spot one…help a sister out.