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.