Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Glass Table That Never Was

When my husband and I moved into our house, the previous owners left a few random items that they didn't want. Seeing as we were young newlyweds without a ton of furniture or decor, we were perfectly fine with that arrangement... and one of the long, flat dressers is still being used in Little Sister B's room.

One of the items that we discovered, however, was something a little different: a glass tabletop.

Not the entire table, just the glass.

This is it sitting out at our garage sale in hopes that someone else will have a use for it.

Around here, when I needed a coffee table, I turned to Craigslist for a sturdy, durable, solid black one that not only matches our decor but is child-friendly. Because as much as I think that glass is beautiful, when it comes to playing games, coloring or just having a snack, I think that the glass top table vs wood table decision wasn't all that difficult with kids around.

But then here we are, almost eight years after moving in to this house, with a large glass tabletop and no plans for it. We've put it out at a garage sale or two but haven't ever had any luck and instead just slide it back into storage. There must be someone out there that has the perfect bottom to go with this top, we just need to find them.

Have you had a glass table or would you ever even consider the idea around kids?


mommy2luke2008 said...

I had a glass coffee table before my son was born. I liked it, but no way would I want it now!!

Why don't you try to repurpose it? Make it into something you can use?