Thursday, March 17, 2011

Affordable Occasional Table

As I prepare 2 bedrooms to rent out to foreign college students, I find my already tight budget stretched a wee bit tighter as I have to furnish each room with a bed, desk, chair and dresser. I have been foraging through thrift shops for great deals (last night I scored an awesome neo-Rococo cream dresser with mirror at a local Goodwill for $39.99!!). I'll post the before and after on that piece once I clean it up and repaint it white.

The upstairs bedroom is furnished but the downstairs one needed a few more pieces, including a bedside table. I found this Simply Shabby Chic table on and pounced on it. It was delivered 2 days ago and last night I finally put it together, then stood back, amazed at how sturdy it is and how pretty it is too! It will be the perfect table in a room with faded blue and white floral-vine wallpaper, glass chandelier, lace curtains and Ralph Lauren blue rose print bedding.

I am very pleased with it. The best part was the price - under $35!


  1. Am looking forward to seeing pics of the finished bedrooms. Have you ever checked out One King's Lane ( They had some good deals on wallpaper today, and I thought of you :)
    Thanks for checking out my visuals! I am committed to updating come on by and check it out from time to time! Good to hear from you!

  2. That is really helpful. It provided me a number of ideas and I'll be placing them on my web site eventually. I'm bookmarking your blog and I'll be back. Thanks again!


  3. There must have been a rush on these tables on Amazon because they aren't cheap any more! I went on Amazon yesterday to get another one and backed off when I saw how much they'd gone way up in price!
    What's up with that!?