This past weekend Derek and I [on a whim] decided to drive up 5 hours to northeast Texas and surprise my parents. We showed up at 11pm and my mom was already in her jammies. My dad answered the door as we crouched down so that he couldn’t see who it was from the sidelight windows and yelled “Ohmygod!” and pretended to be mad to throw off my mom who was watching TV in the living room. I heard her shout “who is it?” and I jumped through the entry to see her fly out of the chair and squeal/flail her arms/giggle her way to us. She gave me a hug and Derek got two hugs which she will never live down. I guess I know how he feels now when his parents see me! Anyway, since there obviously wasn’t an agenda [our visit being a surprise and all] and my parents had been knee deep in home renovations we had a nice relaxing weekend.
A few weeks ago I had started searching for a small [we're talking less than 12" deep] table for my entryway to hold a vase of flowers, some magazines, a few odds and ends that are eye-catching upon entering my humble abode. Finding said table would be difficult, but then I remembered that my dad had just helped a friend move and by doing so accumulated a bunch of random furniture. One of which was a 12″ deep table.
Here’s a fuzzy iPhone photo my mom texted me when he got it:
It was love at first sight. My search was officially over! I love that it has drawers for additional storage [you really can never have enough] along with lots of shelves for all of my
ceramic animals books. Plus the spindle legs remind me of my former entry table, that is about 4 feet away.
However, I wasn’t very excited about the current knob situation. The were rather.. meh.
They were glued on, so my dad ripped them off and drilled holes so that I could buy new fancier knobs.
We went to Lowe’s and Home Depot in search of white porcelain knobs that match my dresser [which were about $1 a pop from Canton a few years ago], but we didn’t see anything close. Both stores had clear “glass” knobs for $4 a piece, but they were actually plastic, which I found to be ridiculous. So we left empty handed. When we got back home my dad remembered that he had some glass knobs laying around from another project and found four of these babies, which were REAL glass!
Two were missing their hardware completely and the other two had mismatched hardware so we headed to the local hardware shop and bought four flathead machine screws and four lock nuts [so that I wouldn't have to keep tightening the knobs again and again].
After about 10 seconds per drawer the new knobs were in place which totally transformed the whole table.
Fancy pants right? I’m not showing the whole table because it’s not finished yet. I have big plans for the top of it, so instead I’ll distract you with some dollar figures.
Table – FREE
4 glass knobs – FREE
4 machine screws – $0.60
4 lock nuts – $0.53
TOTAL – $1.13
I mean you really can’t beat a brand new entry table for $1.13. I could have probably found that much money in my sofa cushions. I have a couple of other exciting new furniture pieces to reveal this week too, so stay tuned!