They simply don’t make things like they use to. That’s a fact!
So when both of our coffee tables busted, I started to panic. Our family room table was a Craigslist find worthy of streaking down a highway. Over 4 1/2 feet long, four drawers, and heavier than all three of my kiddos put together and was only $75. It was a substantial, well-built piece of furniture. Unfortunately, the drawers have had their fair share of being played with over the years and now they are hanging on like a loose tooth seconds before being pulled. Simply said, it just is not safe with a little one to be tugging on.
A few years back, as Wayfair Homemaker, I was given the opportunity to pick a piece to review on our little slice of internet and Dan and I were both astonished to see our choice in person!
This gorgeous, massive leather tufted ottoman showed up at our door step and I was jumping with joy. She gave us two amazing years until a little rascal at our Christmas Eve party decided to body surf on it and break the hinges and hydraulics. I do not want to part with it, but it lacks purpose now and is a giant chunk of broken furniture. And yes, I called to see if we could get replacement parts to bring this beauty back to life, but they discontinued this piece so I have to let it go.
Letting go of well-built furniture gives me the same depressing feelings I had when my hamsters died as a kid. Sure, I was going to get another one in a few days. But THAT one was SO good to me – Haha.
So lets let it go together, and look forward to the next! Here are a few of the coffee tables I am eyeing right now. We are ordering our new one this week and need your help voting!
We’re starting with our family room –
Now this coffee table has been on my mind for over a year now. Saved to my ideas boards on Wayfair’s website, and if I said I did not constantly click on it just to get another glimpse I would be lying. At over 55″ long, and 65 pounds, I know this would be able to stand 3 obnoxious little boys and their wild antics. The open storage is appealing to me as well, because the drawers in our current coffee table just hoards all of the crap I cannot find a place for – I am not proud.
Everything good must go eventually, and this coffee table is currently sold out. Whether my patience will hold tight until May 7 is a sure NO. BUT, if you like it and do not currently have a busted coffee table to replace, put this beauty on your wish list!
Dan does not want to acknowledge this option. And for reasons I can already read his mind for. “You can’t Clorox this – can you imagine the boys boogers dried up on the side?” “The dog hair that is going to cling to this will cost us more in lint rollers!” Yes, both valid reasons, but something, something about this ottoman is jumping out at me. I love the idea of a plush ottoman to kick your feet up on, and enough space to place a tray or two for cocktails and munchies. The kids can play Spider-Man and I will have zero fears of them jumping from couch to coffee table and back. AND you can buy a 3 year warranty for just $21.99 !! I am not one for warranties, because there is always a catch. BUT, this one covers accidentals. Which is insane, because my life and what my day consists of is pure accidents. So, maybe, just looking at this one has me feeling like it’s saying “I got your back, babe.”
What is your vote??
Help a girl out!