I think I might have found the solution to my coffee table dilemma.....and I'm so grateful to all of you for your comments and suggestions!!
Remember, this is what it looked like with the nesting tables in front of the sofa as a coffee table.
Now, perhaps some would think this is just fine. But something about it was just bugging the heck out of me.
Last night when I went home, I tried a few other solutions. I tried out the basket that I keep under my china closet to hold linens.
Too small. Drat. But I liked the warmth of the rattan in the living room.
So I started thinking again about a wicker trunk I had in the lower level. I had thought of it initially, but when I measured it I thought it was just too large.
We had a tiny Christmas tree on it over the holidays, in the girls' family room downstairs.
Hey, I never showed you the new floor down here, did I? It came out amazing, I'm so happy with it!!
Isn't this such a cute family room? The girls are so lucky. Seriously. So why do I have to toss them out of my chair by the fire when I want to sit down? Hmmmmmm.
Anyway, I emptied the linens out of the trunk and carried it upstairs.
And guess what?
I don't hate it! I think it will do just fine there....at least for now. I may find something else someday that is truly perfect, but this will do nicely until then.
The best part of all? It didn't cost me a thing.....because I shopped my house!
Now when my family is gathering in the living room with beverages they have a convenient place to set them down.
No more spills on my nice rug!
The whole time I was taking photos this morning guess who was snoring so loudly I could barely hear the wind chimes outside....and it was a crazy, windy day - they were LOUD!
Yup, you got it. That rascally Monkey strikes again.