Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tables For the Family Room

In my quest to furnish the family room at the house in Hooterville, I have tried to shop according to “my style” and the list of things I love.  The slip-covered sofa, chair and ottoman I bought was an easy decision (although that purchase later  turned into a disaster).  

Finding a media console for the TV, a coffee table and  sofa table is a whole other story.  Those three little pieces of furniture have been giving me absolute fits.

For months I have been mulling over all the different possibilities.  I really didn’t have a clear idea what I wanted until I visited Marcy @ Antique Chase.  Right there in Marcy’s home was nearly everything I loved from “my list”  but I especially fell in love with how  her white slip-covered furniture looks with the pine pieces she has used throughout her home.

Antique Chase (  photo source:  Antique Chase

Antique Chase  photo source:  Antique Chase

As a result,  I have been perusing  furniture stores and the internet, looking for a  TV console, coffee table and sofa table.  It’s no easy feat to find the pine finish in furniture these days.  Much darker woods seem to be more the trend.  And it’s even harder to find the pine finish in a style I like!

I didn’t want or need the three pieces to be an exact match as they won’t be sitting side-by-side in  the room, so after weeks and weeks of searching, here’s my tentative choices:

The “Hyde” turned leg coffee table from Pottery Barn  in the rustic pine stain.

Pottery Barn Hyde turned leg-pine 

This “Wilshire” Sideboard in an antique pine finish. 

For the TV, I’m considering the lower section only of the  Coastal Living Cottage console in the finish they call  “Boardwalk.”  (I originally posted about this line of furniture by Stanley Furniture here.) 

Stanley-Coastal Living console Boardwalk

This doesn’t appear to really be a  true pine color but it’s the only thing I’ve been able to find that I even remotely liked the style of AND came close to a pine finish.  This piece is also quite pricey but since I typically keep my furniture foooooorever, I might splurge.   After a few phone calls, I found a retailer in Tampa that has it on display in this finish so I think I just need to see it in person.

Can anyone suggest any other good sources for pine finished furniture before I make my final decision?  Or should I just GO for it with these?


Deb said...

Hi Shari - I really love the Wilshire Sideboard Table, the legs in particular! No clue on sources for pine finished furniture, sorry.

Adrienne said...

I love the pieces you've chosen. I think you're on the right track. And I think you chose the right inspiration photos. I really enjoy Marcy's blog and always love to see her home. Can't wait to see more of your new home when it all comes together.

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Shari, Oh boy! These are big decisions aren't they! I have been gathering things for the new little house and have been soo choosy because... once I have it... i have it. I love the look you are going with and you have such amazing style that no matter what you choose it will be perfect!
Have a pretty day!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Those are the same three pieces I am having a hard time to find too. We are looking for darker furniture, but I can't find anything that is "my style". Back in the summer I did see a very nice pine entertainment center at the Missing Piece in Clearwater. Have you checked there??


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