I have been searching for a media console and coffee table for the family room at the house in Hooterville. I mentioned in this post how I was really leaning more toward a pine finish rather than a dark finish and how that was severely hindering my ability to find something I liked since darker finishes are definitely more in vogue right now.
In that post, I even showed some possible table and media console contenders. But then, for one reason or another, I vetoed them all and started looking again.
Finally, I found this for the TV and media equipment from here and fell in love.
As far as I was concerned, this was IT but just as I was all ready to go buy it, hubby decided to get a new, larger TV during the pre-Christmas sales.
We measured the new TV. Then we went to RTG and measured the TV console. Just my luck…the new TV ended up being one-half inch too big to fit into the media cabinet that had stolen my heart!!
ONE-HALF INCH! ::groan::
Hubby was not amused when I suggested he take his really B-I-G TV back and trade it for a slightly smaller one.
Back to the drawing board. I started looking at TV consoles…AGAIN.
About a month ago, I found this Newberry console. It was a brand spanking new item on the PB website .
photo source: Pottery Barn
I didn’t ♥♥♥ it as much as the other one but it did have possibilities, namely…
#1. The finish was a pine stain.
#2. It had plenty of room to hold hubby’s electronic
#3. There was no enclosed cabinet to worry about the really B-I-G new TV fitting into.
So here it sits (with the new really B-I-G TV on it) in the semi-naked family room waiting for hubby to finish setting up the electronic components, and hiding the wires and cords, and me to decide on some art for the walls and other miscellaneous decor.
Now what I did ♥♥♥ was the coordinating Newberry coffee table!
photo source: Pottery Barn
Even though it was so “me,” I ruled it out right away because hubby doesn’t completely share my enthusiasm for white.
We I already have a lot of white in the house (white or off-white furniture in almost every room, white carpet in the formal living/dining room, white kitchen, bathroom and laundry room cabinets etc.) so I was going to try to steer clear of more white furniture.
But he said he liked it. In fact, he said he liked it better than the coffee table I was considering. Huh? He repeatedly encouraged me to get it. (Maybe because I didn’t pitch a fit and insist he take back the B-I-G TV that didn’t fit into the media cabinet I really loved? Maybe.)
We went to the store, bought the Newberry coffee table, got it home, unboxed it and……..
Ohhhhh nooooo! It had a big crack in it. :(
The only other one they had in the store was the floor model and the manager told me it had a crack in it too. He said it would probably be at least 6 weeks before they would get any more in but he’s suppose to call me when they arrive.
Two more decorating decisions crossed off the list.
Only about a “bazillion” more to go.