What a fool am I! Nothing is simple. (Or not in this house...)
My latest project is to replace our coffee table (much as I love it) with an upholstered ottoman. John and I have spent much of the last year propping our feet up on pillows, and suddenly I just thought, "This is stupid." Why exactly am I carrying on the coffee table legacy if we really just want somewhere to put our feet?
I've looked obsessively at possible candidates, but my requirements are lengthy.
1.) Size: No bigger than the current coffee table (45" w x 24" d)
2.) Price: No more than $250.00-- TOPS!
3.) Material: Leather or fabric, but it's got to be fairly indestructible if we're going to be putting our feet on it.
4.) Color: Flexible, but navy, glassy blue, rust, orange, caramel, beige or taupe are all contenders. However, I'm standing firmly against the chocolate leather ottoman that proliferates the internet and most box stores. I just can't get around it-- it just doesn't do anything for me.
I've tracked down a couple of candidates, but so far nothing has fulfilled all of my expectations. Here's what I'm looking at, but not loving anything...
I'm pretty thrilled by the prospect of this plan. I haven't fully committed yet, but unless I find a fabulous and affordable alternative, I think I may try to tackle this project next week!