The story is, and you got some of it a while back, that my existing coffee table, though lovely, and dear to my heart, was just too large for the current living room arrangement, and the furniture therein. I plan to keep it, though I don't know yet what I'll do with it - probably just store it until someday when my living room expands again, or something.
Meanwhile, between an old trunk which became a shelf, (and then another shelf), a bulk-trash-day side table find, and a whole bunch of spray paint, a new, smaller coffee table was born.
|the new table receives a cat scan|
The dog loves it. Her favorite spot in the house was under the coffee table, and I was worried that the new one would be too short for her to get beneath, but it works great for her. Hee.
Truth: it IS a bit small for the couch, LOL. But honestly, functionally, it's *exactly* the right size. And it's pretty. And it looks awesome with the wing chair and the little gold side table between it and the couch. Even though it makes the couch look enormous, I really love my new wee coffee table. (And to be honest, the couch doesn't look so large without a bunch of old blankets draped over it. Hopefully there's slipcover news in the near future).
I really should think up a tag/label for "furniture that's been cobbled together from parts cannibalized from parts of other stuff." But shorter.
Aside: No shit, a friend of an ex, years ago, was the WORST at mis-using words. One night while the boys were gaming, I overheard him describing a pirate ship that had been "galvanized" from parts of other ships, and I just could NOT keep from bursting out laughing. I was dying laughing, and yes, I had to explain why - and then I had to explain what "galvanized" and "cannibalized" meant, and he didn't believe me, and he was SO MAD. Shitforbrains.