I've had the itch to rearrange the furniture in the living room lately, but in order to do what I'd like I could really use a sofa table. I sold the sofa table I used to have a while back, so I've been keeping an eye out for another one. I came across this one on Craigslist over the weekend, and it was absolutely perfect! It's a good height and length, narrow so it won't stick out too far, and the huge bonus is that it came with two darling stools! We can never have too much extra seating around here.
I agonized as I waited for the seller to return my call, almost 24 hours later I finally heard back that it was still available (I secretly felt in my heart that this was mine all along, so I wasn't too worried, just impatient!).
The burled wood is gorgeous and I want to leave it as is. The finish is pretty scratched up but I think I can fix that fairly easily. I was cracking up when I shared this on Instagram, so many commenters said "I had curtains out of that fabric!" or "I had a sofa covered in that fabric!"
Well, that fabric is already history, as is the entire top of the stools. In fact, I started ripping it apart so fast I realized half way through that I didn't even take decent before pictures other than these few I snapped on my phone. The set came out of a smoker's house, so I opted to start over with everything including the foam underneath. My IG friends had some good suggestions about treating the wood for the smoke smell, so I've been wiping it down multiple times with a vinegar and water mix or a Murphy's oil mix, and have been leaving it outside for days to air out. I think it's working!
I'm going to try to polish the metal hoods on the casters to see if they're brass underneath the dull finish, too. I think they might have been added from what the original design was, but I like the rolling factor so I'm going to leave them on.
I'm leaning towards using the piece of black and white buffalo check fabric that I bought for the bamboo bench I re-covered. I ended up using palm fabric on that instead so I still have the check. I think it would look great mixed with the wood, and bonus... it would match the bathroom! ;)
I didn't know a brand or any information when I went to pick it up, but when I got it I found "Hekman, Lexington, NC" stamped inside a drawer. After a little Google search I found this-the exact set- that had been listed at one time on 1st Dibs for $2750... TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS! I guess since I paid $2,690 less than that I made a pretty good investment, huh??
Stay tuned, I'm hoping to get this makeover done pretty quickly!
Did you see that I started a new Saturday post series last week? I'll be back tomorrow with another Sweet Saturday post!