Most of you who know me will admit that I am always on the lookout for a good bargain. I had been searching for coffee table for my apartment but didn’t want to spend a large sum of money. I was searching for something that falls more in the $20 and under category without being “junk”. I was taking trash to the dumpster the other day and noticed a large roll away trashcan (like the kind they bring to you when you are demolishing a house or re-roofing) by the maintenance barn full of what appeared to be furniture. I could see the tops of some table chairs and since I was in the market for 1 table chair I decided to walk on over. Once I got closer I quickly realized two things: 1. there was lots of furniture in there and 2. I was too short to see over the top. Conveniently, there was a maintenance man nearby so I asked if they were throwing the furniture away and if so could I borrow a ladder? He gave me a strange look and went to retrieve a ladder. When he returned I stood it up and positioned it so I could glance into the bin…what do you know, there was a nice coffee table sitting right on top! I picked it up and lowered it down to the man below who was looking at me like I was a crazy lady! I looked over the table and told him that would work great, there was a few scratches but nothing a little paint wouldn’t fix! I offered to put the ladder back and when he refused to let me do it, I picked up my prize and carried her home!
Today I gave her a little makeover and she looks so much better! There will be pictures to come… I found an awesome fabric store in Starkville called Fabriholics. They get most of their fabric in from Europe and it’s of very good quality but doesn’t cost you an arm and a leg! Check out their site! I am planning to make a little table cloth for it but haven’t quite got all my ideas put together yet!