ahhhh...imagine. With a TV on top...it woulda been beautiful
but *sigh* it wasnt as "functional" as what we have now...and, he is totally right, but Im a chick...I dont (deeply) care about the functionality of the Wii and that other thing they play with remotes on...He, on the other hand really doesnt at all care about the color of our furniture, or the matchy-ness of the pieces..so long as he can play his video games and watch the hockey game in surround sound...This brings us to our crossroads of hippy retro flea market chic (me) and practical before pretty (him)
So, this brings me too my HA! moment!
I bought this lil shelf off of Kijiji..its from the same line of furniture that our coffee table and bookshelf is now. I planned on using as a side table in my bedroom but it didnt fit like I wanted it to..Then today, realized I should try to paint this..and if all goes horribly wrong, I'll have an ugly shelf in the basement to put the dog food and cat litter on..win-win to try I say!
and ya know what......
after some stripping and sanding and beating it up with a chain (seriously, i did that!)
it delievered itself the best totally unexpected outcome ever!
The top is so barn-wood lovely and the rest is so anthropology distressed...Its perfect. Looks like I stumbled across a compromise today..painting the few remaining IKEA pieces until our "functionality requirements" change (aka...get a finished basement) or until I find pieces that will work just as well. Honestly, we eat too many meals in the living room that a really super hippie cool vintage coffee table with a height of 15 inches just aint gonna work for us.
Honk if you LOVE this!