I've recently made some small changes to the living room, and I'm so pleased: Two weekends ago, I got a new Mid Century end table. And last month, I got rid of the ultra-modern rug. The dogs mistook it for a toilet one too many times, and I was relieved to see it go. *hee hee* I bought it five years ago, before I'd grown into my style, and it didn't really work with the things I accumulated later. Now the mix of fun little oddities and open, uncluttered space make me happy.
Since Keith and all his stuff moved in, I've been reluctant to add ANYTHING new to our place. But when I saw this little end table on Pre to Post Modern's Facebook page a few weeks ago, I got excited. I've been looking for a wooden mid-century end table with a medium-dark finish for a few years now. For far too long, everything I found was either blonde wood, or laminate, or just too darn expensive. I visited the shop, measured the table, and it was exactly the same height as the sofa. I knew I had to have it! Isn't it cute? I like those long, gently curved drawer handles and the pretty wood grain.
The only marking I can find on it is a paper label in the top drawer that says Kent's for Contemporary, but I believe that's a store label, not a manufacturer's label. Apparently that was a store in St. Louis that also sold Milo Baughman... ooh la la! But it's okay that I didn't find any maker's marks, because I was looking for a table, not a museum piece. I'm just glad to have a smaller end table! The previous one was much too large for the space, too tall to comfortably use while sitting on the sofa, and it was black with a glass top. I hate glass top tables! At my house, they always look dirty.
The old table didn't fit with the rest of the furniture at all, and it had a bigger footprint than I liked. See how it jutted out toward the blue chair? That corner was crowded. And the patterned rug had a lot of personality, but it was so busy and dirty. I loved it for four years, but I don't miss it now. The room could use a rug, I know I know I know! But as long as we're living with the dogs in such a small space, I don't think it's a good idea to put a rug in the main room. They'll just tear it up.
But hey, while I have your attention, what kind of rugs do you dog owners find to be most pet-proof? All advice is welcome!