Not long ago, we picked up a pair of peacocks and an end table – this much you already know. When Susan told me she had something that could work, she sent me a photo, I confirmed with Scott, and we agreed that yes, it does work. It’s as deep as our couch (everything else we came up against was too square), not too wide, and tall enough to fit over our subwoofer – which until now, had been doubling as the landing pad for our drinks. Here it is, pre-cleaning, smudgey legs and all:
We placed it in the corner between the couch and the wall and called it a day. We figured we’d see how we felt about it in a week or two; does it work? (Answer, yes, it’s a table, after all.) Does it fill that weird, awkward void we used to have? Yes again. Do we love it? Eh. I told Susan upfront that it’d likely get a makeover, but as for what, well, that’s still undecided.
It’s just a bit too tall, and while we love the depth, the wood laminate top is too… wood-y. (Wood-y looking, that is. Since, you know, it’s not real wood.) Between the new end table, our coffee table and lovely, velvety chair, we’re thinking a little paint to break up all the wood tones could be refreshing, and Scott’s itching to cut a few inches off the legs – which I’m still on the fence about.
You can see that it would be super simple to take apart, which means we could go in any direction for the top. We could paint it, re-size it, or even replace it completely! Perhaps we’re so undecided because this is the least offensive table; it could be very well left alone. But what’s the fun in that?
Doing a little Pinterest research, I found a similar table at Room & Board with different options, which was nice to play around with – gray tops, white tops, marble tops and granite; they were all there.
I’m leaning towards a clean white, but for something so small, we could also go bold, right? Or maybe a smoky gray? What do you think? What would you do – anything at all? We are so, so open to suggestions.