Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Before & After: Family Room Side Table

Where to start after so much time away from blogging? How about with a simple before and after picture of our new side table from August. The before picture shows a black three tier glass side table that I bought from Crate & Barrel shortly after graduating college. It has a matching coffee table--- and it was love at first sight. The pair worked great in my post-college apartments and college-- but the straight lines and black color just really don't fit with my post-marriage decorating style. I needed a warmer look for my family room --- something that would contribute to the comfortable, classic "English Library" look I am going for in the family room. What did I find?

I found a great deal at the Pottery Barn outlet on the Map side table (and matching coffee table). I love the warm brown finish. The shelf still allow the hubby to have his unsightly surround sound receiver/speakers, while the drawers provide great storage for books, magazines, and my favorite...remotes!