Thursday, July 19, 2012

~chippy coffee table love~

Hello everyone!!



I found the c.u.t.e.s.t. little coffee table
last week......

thought I better show ya!


of course ~ there's nothing without a story, right??

well ~ I found this little cutie at a newer antique
store up the road from me (yay new store!)

fell in love....but thought ~ hmmmm maybe
a little too spendy...?  and then saw another
comparable (so I tried to convince myself of)
table HALF the price and thought ok...I'll get this
one instead.....



brought it home ~ had "nice neighbor man" cut
off the legs cuz Mr. T & T was out that night....
{that's right ~ I could not wait....}

{oh ~ explanation perhaps....BOTH were table height ~
not coffee table height}

so after nice neighbor man cut off the legs
I plopped in the living room & thought
good!  I like it! 
{but secretly thought uh-oh do I like it??}
{had talk with myself ~ of course you do...it's cute & fine...no reason
not to like it....}

after all Mr. T & T liked it, kids liked it,
friend or 2 liked it.....
{now I'm starting to think chair escapade all over again....}

but....uhhhh... I wasn't lovin it...nope not right...
gotta buy the other one...oh crap....


so took the first table up to a bedroom...
thought "looks great!"
and
back to the antique store I went.....


and shelled out some more cash for dearly
beloved....


and thennnnnnn......
showed Mr. T & T....
and we "discussed the legs would need to be shortened"

and thennnnnnn.....
I left to go grocery shopping (or some such a thing)

and thennnnnn....
 as I was pulling up to the house
I saw my dear husband proudly
finishing
up the leg cutting off task....

~gasp~

~cold sweat~

~heart palipatations~

Oh you all know what I'm talking about, right???

holy !#*%+$ 

he did it without me!!!!
how short did he cut them??
oh my...yikes...!!!


seriously, I was in a full on panic...

I mean ~ really~ WHAT are you thinking
exactly surprising me like that dear honey???

I, of course, tried to keep myself under control
while I carried it inside ~ all the while in full on
freak out mode...

while Mr. T & T stood there thinking
wow ~ she thinks I'm incompetent...

{of course not dearest!! it's just that these matters
have to be handled WITH me supervising & basically
totally controlling the situation....I mean what's so bad
about that??? ;) }

well......


he did it perfectly!!!!

~phew~

so what do you think??

you like??


I am seriously loving it <3


xoxo,




Shellagh



48 comments:

Comeca Jones said...

lol Applause! Dont you love it when they get it!

Theresa said...

It's fabulous, I now have serious coffee table envy! t.xoox

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Whew.

Awesome.

You are lucky he got it right - I, um, have had the opposite more than a couple of times - hate those kinds of surprises.

Love the table and now wanna see the other one in the bedroom!!!!

Grats, is really perfect, yay!

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love the chippiness of the table! Looks great!

Penny said...

I love it! Penny

Laurie said...

I love it Shellagh! Absolutely cannot relate to the whole husband chopping off the legs without you there story! Ha!!! :)

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Love 'em both! Great finds...

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Love, love, love it!! It looks so wonderful in your room!
Your story made me laugh! I totally get you girl!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Chippy Shabby Perfection!! It looks perfect in your room!!

NanaDiana said...

Love it, Shellagh! I go through the same thing every single time MyHero starts some "project"...and sometimes, let me tell you, they are NOT all that perfect. Glad it worked out for you- xo Diana

Faded Charm said...

I love this table!!!! Did you make your slipcovers on your couches? They are wonderful:-)

Glad you finally found a coffee table you love:-)

xoxo
Kathleen

It's me said...

I love that table darling !!it is great !!!!...love from me...happy weekend...xxx...

Eva Agnes said...

Good story telling here. One can almost feel your anxiety here.
Love the table! It's wonderful.
Hugs Eva Agnes

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I like!

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I do like it! But, now I want to see the table that didn't make the cut!

Beach House Living said...

It's wonderful!

PURA VIDA said...

funny! I am seriously loving it too! so pretty in the room

Shannon said...

Loving the whole room! It's the perfect amount of chippy for that room, looks great :)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

SWEET!!!

Shabby soul said...

I looooooooove it Shellagh! So praire! I'm working to something like (... not so cute, just cut the legs...) =)
Hugs
Silvia

primjillie said...

I love it and I love your living room! Now we want to see the first table you bought.... :-)

Jill

Burlap Luxe said...

It looks Fabulous!! I know who says that about a table like this most see this as junk but we bloggers see it as a prized winning treasure, perfect flea market brocante.
Shellagh I would so have this coffee table/tea table in my home as well, you always come across the best thats Oregon for you :)
that weather there makes all thing bad and chippy in the best way.

Love the pitcher of simplicity sitting right there demanding just enough attention calling out cozy and cottage flea.

Thank you for inspiring more white in me.

xoxo
Dore

PS....I am working on a sew project in grey's and whites :) will post soon.
Keep inspiring all the beauty in your heart.

Jagoda said...

It looks beautiful in your living room! I really love brown-white combination on a table... You are so lucky to have such great husband that also likes shabby :-))

Daune | Cottage in the Oaks said...

Just love it! Perfect.....

summersoul said...

love it! What a stunning room. I love the cleanliness of it.

MC

cheaper electricity queensland said...

Wow. The coffee table looks at home with the furniture. But I bet it will look better if you'll also paint it white.

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

LOL! Loved this post. I sooo know what you mean, we MUST supervise! Thank God he did it right, it looks perfect.

~Shanon

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh my gosh! LOLOL! You had me laughing right out loud (while The Husband turned to look at me with one raised eye brow...). lolol! I soooo understand why you were freaking out! My heart was palpitating while I was reading your post!! Don't they understand that NO, we don't trust them without our supervision....??? Only WE know the right height! hehehe! But he did a great job! (You must'ave taught him well.)

I am soooo totally in love with your living room, Shellagh!!!! Holy moly, girl! It's totally magazine worthy!! When you fly out here to visit, will you redo mine....? :)

Luv luv luv your table. Makes me want to do some break dancing on mine to scruff it up a bit.

LOVE YA!

xoxo laurie

bec said...

So funny...so cute. The table is perfect... gee you tell a good story...I'm hooked!
will be back...
Bec x

blhitchcock901 said...

Absolutely love the table and your story is so cute!

Rachel Pallas said...

LOL! LOVE it sooo much!! xo

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Karen said...

Having him cut the legs wrong would have been a nasty surprise indeed! My Dear Husband always wants to 'clean it up and paint it'. I have to tell him, "No, thanks, honey. I bought it specifically b/c of the chippiness." Bless his heart.
Hey, what new antique store are you referring to? I live west of Portland and would love to make a road trip to visit it.

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

What a breathtaking room!
♥Linsey

Sandi said...

I LOVE it , but I know what you mean about hubby cutting off the legs with you gone. I would have heart palpitations also!! :)
Blessings~

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh your are one funny lady..I just enjoyed this post soooooo much!!! I adore your coffee table..it looks perfect!! Thanks...I needed this!! x0

flowerlady464 said...

Honestly I started sweating as I read your story...could feel the panic. I have so been there!
Love to save money but I have learned when you find the right piece buy it...nothing else will be quite right. Glad the other table found a home though!

Ethereal PLUS what I Love said...

Glad it all turned out great in the end:)
It's a beautiful table!
Francine

True Colours said...

Lovely pics !

Have a nice Sunday.

Lori Miller, Round barn Potting Co. said...

Too funny.

Love the table. Perfect for your room.

I hope you are planning on coming to my sale!!! Road trip sister!

.♥.Gaby.♥.Homestyle.♥.. said...

Beautiful Blog..♥
Hugs Gaby..♥

Art and Sand said...

It is wonderful. I envy you the space. I see so many great coffee tables on blogs, but I have only room for a bench.

must love junk said...

Had to laugh at your story! Good thing the table turned out great! Love your style-I'm your newest follower :)
Susan
www.mustlovejunk.blogspot.com

Becca said...

First time here, so cute you've got this coffee table. good thing hubby is good in carpentry. he can copy your table...

Anne said...

I love this piece!! He did a great job.But I would have panicked too!Just found you though Heavens walk.I am now following along.
xx
Anne

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