Happy New Year Table


Happy New Year and Welcome to 2012!  I cannot believe it has already been a week since my last post!  Life has just kicked into full gear

and I have been a little busy recovering putting stuff away after the holidays.   I would like to share with you

one of my Goodwill finds.  First, let me show you my inspiration piece that I spied/spyed back in early November over at Thrifty Decor Chick.  Sarah has great taste and I fell in love with this table right away when she posted about it.  Here is her table:
round modern table world market
Thrifty Decor Chick

Not too thrilled at the color but I like the lines of it.
She purchased this table at World Market and with a little bit of research I see that it’s priced at $119.99.  I guess that’s a pretty good deal but a little too pricey for my curbside budget, so on to my Pinterest Fake Unrealistic Home  Home Decor Pinboard it went in hopes to inspire me with pretty things.

A few weeks later on one of my Goodwill trips I stumbled upon this:

It is a metal end table just the right size for the whopping price of $9.99.  Gooooodwill, it’s priced just right for me!  I had to ignore the little voice of MyLove in my head saying “4 kids and a glass top don’t mix Tami and do we really NEED another living room table?”  Of course I ignored the voice and purchased it right away!  It is not exactly like Sarah’s World Market table but looks very close indeed!
I finally sanded it a bit (it was a little brassy and rusty) and spray painted it with a few coats of bronze/copper metallic paint. It was a very quick and easy project, just the kind I like.  I would have definitely worked on it sooner if I knew how easy it was going to be! 

Once I brought it inside I was thrilled to see that the glass on top is super thick and tempered!  Solves a bit of the 4 crazy rambunxious kiddo dilema! 
Here some shots of the table now in my living room:
The frame says,
“Welcome, May those who enter as guests Leave as friends”
I like how you see the table instead of the backside of the couches (well sort of) when you walk in from the entry way.    A bit of brown overload – but that’s okay for now!

Welcome 2012!


  1. I think it looks super in that location, fits between the arms perfectly. The copper color is a stunner and works well with the hardwood floors. No need to be envious of Sarah, you've got it going on at your place!

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