Well, I survived. The first day is over, and as my assistant principal pointed out, we now only have 173 more days left in the school year. I called him a bad name and walked away. Thank you for all the well wishes on my first day! It is my opinion that there are two worlds for us--that of a stay at home mom, and that of a working mom. Being a teacher lets me feel like I get to experience both, but going back into "working mom" mode is veeeeerrry difficult.
Enough with all this personal stuff! How 'bout some decorating eye candy?!! I have been on the hunt for a round end table for about 3 years, 47 days, 13 hours, and 21 minutes with no success. Okay...maybe not that long, but I was starting to lose it. I tried Craigslist, consignment shops, garage sales, you name it. I absolutely refused to spend over $50.00 on a tiny little table that I wouldn't even be able to decorate. Well, my mom and I hopped into Marshall's the other day and it hit me. I found a round rattan planter by Smith and Hawken and realized I had found my table. I RAN to Hobby Lobby (my mom followed behind me in the car), I picked up some round glass, and it was done.
I also found this lamp for $20.00 at Big Lots. I refuse to pay more than that on a table lamp. There's just no need. However, I thought the shade was hideous. Nothing a little houndstooth can't fix!
Here it is all together. Please be very aware that I bought the wrong size glass to go over it. I will be exchanging it for the next size up this weekend. Also, WHY didn't I tuck my cords away? Amateur.You're probably gonna ask, "How much was it?". Well, truth be told I spent more than I wanted to. The table (aka planter) was $39.99, and the glass (at 40% off) was $10.00. So I did end up spending more that $50.00, but I didn't have to re-finish it, paint it, fix it, etc. It was larger than I had hoped for, and it was move-in ready! To me? THAT'S worth it!