December 13, 2006

Serendipity

Serendipity. It's my favorite word. Some of the best things in my life have been a direct result of it. Now I have something new to add to the list- this perfectly wonderful work table that Sweet Hubby bought me last night for my studio. I went antiquing earlier in the day yesterday and found a drop leaf table that was priced right and that I thought would work great for me. After working hard all day Sweet Hubby came home & offered to take me to the antique store where they were holding my table because he knew how anxious I was to get it. When we got there and they cleared the table off so that we could get a better look at it we decided it was really unusable. Since we were parked in front of another antique store that I had been in earlier in the day, I took him in to show him another table. One that I wasn't sure would work & that had a sticker on it saying "Not for Sale". I had already enquired about the table & was told that the owner would have to get back with me the next day. I was sure they would want $300-$400 for it anyway, so I wasn't hopeful. When we got in the store the owner was there & went with us to see the table. She said the sticker had been put on the table by the previous owner & that she would be happy to sell us the table for $200. I was thrilled! Even so, it didn't stop me from saying "Oh, that's a shame. This is a birthday present from Sweet Hubby and my cap is $150." Sold she said! On the way home I was totally amazed. "Serendipity" said Sweet Hubby. I couldn't agree more.

I'm happy to report that I finished my first project on this table tonight. It is perfect. We may spiff it up a little in the future with a larger table top, different paint and definitely adding caster wheels but for now it's wonderful and check out all that storage underneath the table! There are 4 bins on each side. Amazing! By the way, if you look close you can see the new wall color in the background.

11 comments:

  1. Such a sweet little piece! Love the cubbies:)

    What a great find - both the table and your sweet hubby!

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  2. Hi Jen haven't been around lately....can't post at Msn on Kristi's site. Don't know if it is Msn or my computer. I had to do some serious changes to my computer...it wasn't working right. Your goodies for your girls are adorable and love your new table....perfect for creative endeavors! Better share the project you were working on! cherry

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  3. What a great table. Really unusual with those little cubbie holes underneath. I really like the colour too. That's my favourite shade of green.

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  4. I LOVE IT!!!
    PERFECT!

    xo,
    Kim

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  5. what a great find! I like that that serendipity word too! you must post in photo of what you did with the lovely piece when its ready!

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  6. Love that table... great price ! And I love that word too .

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  7. Great work table with all it's little cubbies. I like how you talked down the price, way to go!

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  8. You did well with the table...a lot of storage and a place to work. I love to go out and find a treasure or two while looking at what others no longer want. I am having a moving sale tomorrow........wish you were here.........

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  9. Jen- yes we live in Texas Hill Country, but I visit
    New England quite a bit

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  10. Hi Jen, what a great story! Clearly it was destined to be yours. Seems like the birthday magic just continues...

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  11. i love it! and it has cubbies! i love cubbies!

    this is bethy, blogger won't let me sign in to comment - i don't understand why, do you know why?

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