6.21.2011

New items and some moving around

We have not had a coffee table in our living room for a few years now and it has been driving me crazy. I was looking around kijiji (similar to craigslist) and I found a coffee table and two side tables for $100. I was sold - especially since they looked like teak (not said in the listing) and they had a vintage/retro vibe to them. I did not pay any attention to the dimensions of them and sent Pablo out one night to pick them up. They were alot bigger than I thought they would be but I don't care. The coffee table covers alot of the cream rug which is a bit too bright but I don't want to spend the money on another rug right now. So here is what the tables look like in the living room:







Pablo and I also decided that we needed new bedside lamps. The ones we bought recently just had too wide of a span and Pablo was constantly knocking his off the bedside table. They got moved to the living room (in photos above). We decided to get 2 FORSA lamps from Ikea and they work so much better next to our bed:


I moved our old end table that was next to the couch in the living room into Isabella's room next to her bed for now:



17 comments:

  1. I like them a lot, they look oriental-ish, I know, that's not a word.

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  2. LOVE your coffee and side tables! Ikea always surprises me!

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  3. ooo love the new tables.
    i've been badly caught out by not checking the dimensions of an ebay item once!!
    never again - i felt like such a goose!
    cheryl xox.

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  4. I think they look great!

    So NOW, come paint MY house. ;-) Every time I see that green, I love it more.

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  5. Another coincidence!
    Ya freakin me out, man!
    Have I mentioned before - that green is the same colour as our living room walls?
    See?
    http://freefallingskyward.blogspot.com/2010/12/stuff.html

    How are the foot and the testicle going?

    PS. I love the tables and I don't think they look too big at all.

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  6. Glad you all approve!!!

    Collette - if you lived near me I sure would but at least I can help you pick out colours and stuff!

    Letitia - O M G! You are really freaking me out! I am STUNNED. And if you actually tell me that your green is BM's Oregano then I might just pass out. Foot is healing nicely. He hasn't worn the stupidly expensive cast in a couple weeks now. No testicle news so we're assuming it isn't bad news (cancer).

    The tables don't look so big in these pics(good job me!) but they are a little oversized. One day when we move into our mansion (yeah right) they'll fit better.

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  7. Oh, I appreciate the offer but it ain't getting painted until you haul ass down here.

    ;-D

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  8. Listen here missy! - if I ever get to go visit, I sure as heck won't be doing manual labour! LOL!!!

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  9. Okay, that's fair. ;-) We'll have plenty of other stuff to do!

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  10. I was so kidding. I love to paint. It's a curse really.

    It's been nice having you 'around' ever since I gave you crap for being MIA for a few weeks. LOL!

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