Over the past few weeks, I have been making use of a Tae Bo workout video in our living room. And every day as I struggled to move the coffee table we received as a wedding gift, I have gained motivation to find something new to take it’s place. Being a piece from Target, it isn’t too surprising that the legs separate from the lower shelf slightly every time I moved it. But it is surprising how heavy the piece is. It also seemed a little on the small side with the hand-me-down couches, not to mention it is really tall for a coffee table!
I used an RSS feed to search for ottomans on Craigslist daily. It seemed like a good idea to go ahead and combine the coffee table and Bradley’s love of putting his feet up into one piece. I finally found a large square chocolate ottoman and we brought it home for a measly $45.
I love the scale of the new ottoman in the room, and I love how easy it is to move! It works great for us, since we weren’t using all the drawer space in our coffee/end tables anyway, and I didn’t like to keep much on the coffee table anyway. The green tray is living it up on the new ottoman, so I still have a little space to keep the remotes and my bird book out.
On a side note, you may notice that I moved the paper floor lamp to the corner behind the peace lily. That is because I added the floor lamp from our master bedroom to this room. I will share what I did in the master bedroom corner to not only still have light, but also add a little bling really soon.