Last week, while the floors were being refinished, I went out to a few antique shops with my friend, Cheri. I’ll share some other things I purchased while I was out, but one of the things I found that was on my shopping list was a side table for $20! I wanted one to put beside the chaise to hold a book or a drink and to bring some life to that corner with a plant. This table ended up being the perfect find.
It was actually sitting outside of the little antique shop, holding a bottle of hand sanitizer. It didn’t have a price on it, so I figured it probably wasn’t for sale. I’ve learned to always ask, though! You never know. I was already asking about the price on a sweet full-length mirror in a gold frame, so I asked about the side table as well. The woman working in the shop suggested that I take a good look at it, because some of the decorative pieces around the edge of the tabletop were broken in a few places. When the seller is pointing out flaws in a piece, that’s usually an indication that it’ll be priced well!
I inspected the table and could live with all of the flaws. Well, for the right price. She quoted $20 and that worked for me.
It’s a sweet little table and the perfect size. The thing to look for when shopping for these tripod tables is repairs on the legs. If it’s an older table, chances are that at least one of the legs has been broken and repaired. If that’s the case, make sure the repair was done well and the table feels sturdy. All of the legs on this table were intact, making it an even better buy.
I also bought the stoneware crock for $12. I love using them for planters.
Last week, I also received some mirrors in the mail to hang on either side of the bed. I have been shopping for mirrors for a couple of years and just haven’t found the right finish, size, and shape. I even bought some and returned them, because they just weren’t right. These are just what I was looking for and I was able to buy them with gift cards! I’ll share the mirrors in another post, but here is a peek…
And, if you noticed, I finished the slipcover on the chaise! It was a great project to work on while the floors were underway. I’ll share about the slipcover in a separate post as well, including the fabric source and helpful links to slipcover videos.
Next up for this room is more sewing…
You can find more posts about my master bedroom makeover HERE.