My search for a chair-side table is finally over. If you know me at all, you know that I can look for the perfect piece forever. Once I have an idea in my mind, I won't settle for something else, and I can be very patient. I have gone well over a year in search of a hutch for a space in my kitchen. My biggest obstacle - price. I won't pay a lot for almost anything. So I search Craigslist, go to yard sales, Goodwill, and keep my eye out on the side of the road.
For this space, I needed something for my cup of morning coffee. This is the spot where I like to read my Bible, pray, and have my morning devotions. Sadly, I hardly ever sit in this chair for the lack of a spot for my coffee. I didn't want a regular table because there are already 2 tables on either end of the sofa. I did not want side-table overkill. The room needed something old and chippy, rusty and worn. Hopefully white.
This past Friday afternoon I was returning from setting up for a Bridal Shower for a friend's daughter. I was almost home when I passed an old historical home a few houses up from mine, setting up for a Saturday morning yard sale. I took the risk and stopped. They were more than accommodating and let me look around (and we finally met after 3 years of living here).
As soon as I spotted this stool I knew it was perfect. I asked how much and they said "$5.00". I didn't even try to negociate the price. I brought it home and after peeling off the red rubber stair treads, it was perfect.