Corey and I are basically obsessed with Home Goods. We had never been until a few weeks ago, and if we had one near us we would probably be there every single week.
So, it’s only natural that while we were in Houston to pick up our coffee table, we couldn’t resist popping into Home Goods to look around.
Since we’d gotten rid of both our old coffee table and side table (they were a matching set, so it only made sense to sell them together), we needed something to replace the side table. We didn’t have anything specific in mind, and didn’t actually anticipate finding anything, but oh goodness did we ever find something.
And the best part? This table plus the coffee table ended up costing almost exactly what we had sold the old tables for. It was meant to be!
We put the stuff from the old side table onto it, and we loved it even more. The pops of color make the white table look amazing!
The one thing we weren’t 100% in love with about this table? The knobs. They weren’t terrible, but they were a bit boring. So, we grabbed some new ones and replaced them!
The old knobs were a bit larger than the ones we replaced them with, so we used some leftover white paint from our kitchen chairs to patch up the bare wood.
Once we had the new knobs on, we knew we’d made the right decision to replace them. The table looks so much better with a little bit of shine!
Of course, it’s not perfect. Because of the different size of the knobs, you can definitely see the parts that the old knobs used to cover up – but only if you get really close.
(This one is the worst because the knob was off center on this one – the rest aren’t nearly as bad.)
It doesn’t bother me enough right now to do anything about it – you don’t really notice it unless you’re looking for it. But, just in case, we decided to keep the old knobs. We figure if it starts to bother us enough to do something about it, we can either paint the old knobs a metallic silver, or just find some different knobs that have a wider base.
The table looks perfect in the room, and we’re so glad we stumbled on it while we were there!
This amazing little table wasn’t the only thing we got while we were at Home Goods. We also got something else that’s a little quirky and a lot of fun.
You see, ever since Corey and I made our first trip to Z Gallerie, he has been mildly obsessed with their ceramic horse head. This one:
(Via Z Gallerie)
Unfortunately, it’s way our of our budget. But when you combine his love for this horse and both of our love for John and Sherry’s late ceramic dog, we were dying for a large ceramic animal to place in our house. Seeing as John and Sherry got theirs at Home Goods, we had high hopes that we’d find something while we were there.
And oh, did we ever.
Meet our new friend, George. He’s not ceramic, he’s wooden. And we actually are really happy about that – it makes it less likely that he’ll come to the same unfortunate fate that John and Sherry’s beloved dog did.
(Side note: Don’t you love how I talk about John and Sherry like they’re our best friends? I like to imagine that they are. Corey and I frequently refer to them by their first names when talking about them, which may or may not be a little creepy.)
If you take Corey’s love of large white and glossy animals and my love of elephants, there’s no denying that George is an absolute perfect match for us.
We love him.
Now that I’ve shared what we found at Home Goods, I promise I’ll be sharing the finished coffee table soon – you’re going to love it!
How do you feel about large ceramic animals? Do you like them, or do you prefer their smaller counterparts – or, do you just not like ceramic animals at all?