The hunt for a coffee table.

And what a hunt it’s been! I thought finding a coffee table for the living area would be easy.. but when it comes to trying to find the right coffee table for a decent price it was harder that I thought. I initially had thought that I’d like to have a go at making a padded ottoman . Something like this.

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or this..

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I’d read a few DIY blogs and they made it look kind of easy.

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I’d even gone as far as hunting through op shops, Gumtree and ebay looking for a second-hand coffee table.  I was excited about making it and had even roped my ‘ever faithful mother’ into helping me.

But then last week when we were finally able to unwrap the sofa that was delivered back in march and unroll the pom-pom rug we brought last year, we realised that we just wouldn’t  have the room for a large coffee table. So I abandoned the ottoman idea and started the hunt for a small coffee table.

In hindsight it’s probably better not to add another project to the ever-growing list.  I’d purchased another old timber standard lamp a few weeks before that needs my attention first.

I went to the online shops of  Ikea, Freedom, Domayne, , Early Settler, Vast Interior, Oz Design, , Far Pavilions, Matt Blatt …….and so on….. until I finally found one at Nick Scali

It will fit the space perfectly and was it on sale!!!!   It has a concrete table top.  Something different, I’ve always wanted a concrete bench top in the kitchen but they’re not cheap, so this is a great compromise

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A sofa and a new bed frame.

I  spent a bit of money this afternoon.

It kind of made me feel a little sick…

Actually I’ve only paid the deposits for them.

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The sofa is from Bay Leather Republic and is called Manor House.  It wasn’t cheap but we’ve got time to come up with the rest of the money because it won’t be ready for 16 – 24 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The bed frame is from Early Settlers .  It’s called Manor Queen Bed.  It was a lot  cheaper than the sofa and is available in December.  It was a total coincidence that both items have the same name too!