We all know I'm a little embarrassed by this. I've fallen in love with pieces of furniture before, but they always belonged to someone else and I KNEW I couldn't have them. I know there will probably be times when this happens in the future as well. The problem is, my house is on the small side and I don't have the space to keep things I fall for and the things I currently have, all have sentimental value to me.
I think certain things while I'm working:
This is so beautiful
I wish I had space for this
This will look great in so-and-so's house.
Then there are the other thoughts (thankfully less often) where I say things like:
If I moved this piece of furniture I bet I could fit this one in and keep them both
I HAVE to have this one
I wish this piece was mine...
So I knew. I knew when I started the top to this table that I wanted it. I knew I was going to have a hard time selling it. It shocked me a little because I have a crazy intense love for my grandparents table. I had never once thought of replacing it before. It will not be for sale though, I can't let it go either. It's going into storage for when I have a little bit larger house to accommodate both a dining table and a breakfast table. It will be the perfect breakfast table!
So, when my husband offered to store the other table I said, "YES!!!" and started moving it into place. He left, then a few minutes later came back in and it was already in place. He grinned at me and said, "You just can't stand it can you? You had to move it into place now. You're adorable you know." He can be pretty sweet.
Yes, one day I will finish painting my kitchen cabinetry and everything will look better.
I'm very happy with it. Now all I have to do is find other pieces to actually sell. Wish me luck!