Later that same night, we drove 30 miles to pick up a new-to-us coffee table (not pictured). I'm not supposed to be looking for furniture until we know for sure where we're moving, but the never-ending coffee table search is a running joke in our home. So, when I happened to stumble upon a classic wooden beauty for only $15 (say what!), I couldn't resist. Someone please tell me how in the world I ever fathomed a $500 budget as reasonable for a new table from Pottery Barn/Crate & Barrel/West Elm? That's just plain dumb when you have the new york metro-area craigslist at your disposal.
Plus, now I can utilize the "bonus" cash for art. Or more flowers, naturally.
(Or, my 401k, according to my financially-responsible husband).