For the past 6 years, we have lived a completely coffee table-free existence. Having children is hardly conducive to large pieces of sharp-cornered furniture in the same room as the television, and besides, Mr Tonic has developed a habit of p.m floor dwelling, largely due to our uncomfortable (previous) sofa. We now have the benefit of an enormous living room which, despite the introduction of an enormous new sofa, has a gaping hole in the middle of it. So we are now proud owners of a new (but old) coffee table! Here's how the dramatic events unfolded:
4pm yesterday: An email pops into my inbox from HFOC (Home Furniture on Consignment). They have a spunky new website. I proceed to check it out.
4:45pm: They now have furniture categories, so I quickly locate the coffee tables and do a quick scan.
4:50pm: I find one. It's round, a little small, but I ring up to enquire. Already sold. Boo.
4:55pm: I find another one. Same design as the round one, but rectangular. Despite the fact that we had our heart set on a big, round, low coffee table, this one grows on Mr Tonic and I. Rapidly.
5pm: It's ours! Bought, paid for and being picked up by Mr Tonic today. And here she is - Made from Beech and 700cm x 1500cm. And just $440. Insta-love!
I hope you like it! PS Below are some others that very nearly made the cut: