April 11, 2012


After finding a couch with built in cabinetry and interchangeable surfaces that could be used as makeshift tables I decided that our livingroom would be coffee table-less. All of that went down the drain when I spotted this fine fella at Value Village in Belleville.

I've never shy about my ongoing love/hate relationship with that store. It's mostly a hate relationship. Their prices are flat out stupid but they get the most stock due to their liberal donation policies. In the past few years their prices on vintage have sky rocketed. If you happen to visit this particular store with me you're certain to hear me yell "Are you f&$king kidding me?!" at least three times (unless you're my grandmother in which case I'll keep it clean quieter).

Anyhow, this is all to go to say that I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this price tag on the table. Only $14.99. Okay, not the steal of a lifetime but pretty damn good considering. 

Side note for experienced thrifters: You know when you're minding your own business browsing through the skirt section and whatnot and suddenly you hear a 17 year old kid say "OMG, this is only $19.99?! This place is so CHEAP!!" I want to grab those people be the face, burn them down with my smoldering disdain stare and tell them that they've ruined everything. Do you feel me on that one? Please excuse my callous attitude but...well, I mean it.

So there you have it; my happiest recent thrift find. A moderately priced table that makes me smile from ear to ear.

Thrift Store Snob