Interstellar Adventures

July 21, 2006

Design Dilemma

Filed under: Interstellar Casa — by InterstellarLass @ 10:53 am

Nick and I had a 20% off coupon to Bed, Bath & Beyond, and we needed a new laundry hamper to finish off the re-organization of our bedroom. So, we wondered around the store last night, and came across these. I thought they were pretty cool, and Nick loved them.

We’re in need of a new coffee table. Ours is circa 1970 and actually a remnant of the Ex’s grandmother’s residence in our home. So, the ottomans above would 1) look more modern, 2) provide storage and 3) provide additional seating at parties.

Thing is, we got them home, and they look awful. Maybe it’s our couch or the rest of the furniture we have, but they just don’t go. They’re not big enough either. Bummber. We bought a rug too, but it doesn’t go either. So, back to the store they go.

Now I’m on the hunt for a coffee table. And a rug. Shopping, here I come.


  1. That’s too bad those ottoman’s didn’t go… They are pretty cool looking. Happy hunting and shopping!

    Comment by Froggie — July 21, 2006 @ 11:21 am |Reply

  2. And it looked so good in my head. I don’t know what went wrong. Doh!

    Comment by An Observer — July 21, 2006 @ 11:33 am |Reply

  3. Shopping is fun!

    Comment by Jolynn — July 21, 2006 @ 12:21 pm |Reply

  4. I say ,any excuse for shopping, can’t be a bad one…

    Comment by KaraMia — July 21, 2006 @ 12:34 pm |Reply

  5. Have you tried places like TJ Maxx or Marshall’s or Home Goods? We got our ottomans (with hinged tops, but fabric, not leather) at TJ Maxx for a decent price.

    Happy hunting!

    Comment by Gypsy — July 21, 2006 @ 12:56 pm |Reply

  6. We just recovered ours with a solid bedsheet and did some semi-upholstery. Works just great and machine washable.

    Comment by SurrenderDorothy — July 21, 2006 @ 1:21 pm |Reply

  7. I think our coffee table is circa 1970. We’ve had it since then.

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — July 21, 2006 @ 1:44 pm |Reply

  8. Aw, that sucks, they looked pretty cool. But I guess you never know until you get it home. Well, happy hunting!!!

    Comment by Twist of Kate — July 21, 2006 @ 2:17 pm |Reply

  9. Oh don’t you just hate that!?! I get those 20% coupons from them all the time. I think you should do something really fun for the coffee table…like go to a consignment shop or something.

    Comment by Carnealian — July 21, 2006 @ 4:30 pm |Reply

  10. Those are cool, though. I wish I had seen those when my kids were little and falling into furniture, they look padded.

    Comment by annie — July 21, 2006 @ 4:39 pm |Reply

  11. i feel your pain… i had 2 light fixtures for the front of our house custom made and they arrived and i HATE them… in the box, pretty… out of the box and on the walls, fugly.

    Comment by Kristin — July 21, 2006 @ 5:09 pm |Reply

  12. I need some rugs too. AFTER I get the hardwood re-done. *sigh*

    Comment by poopie — July 22, 2006 @ 6:55 pm |Reply

  13. FUN!

    Oh to have a coffee table again… ours is in the attic for now. Too hazardous with a toddler. My feet miss it!

    Wonderful that you & Nick are making the house yours…. you two are so sweet!

    And the water park sounds EXCELLENT!

    Comment by Marie — July 23, 2006 @ 7:28 am |Reply

  14. You mean you haven’t dragged — er, I mean coaxed — him over to Ikea yet?

    Comment by FTS — July 23, 2006 @ 7:08 pm |Reply

  15. Hey, i’m catching up through your posts. Loved Elle’s room!
    I just bought stuff for our bedroom redo and most of it is going back. It didnt look good either, once I got it home. I’m knee deep in primer coat, still trying to decide on a shade of tan. why are there 3,000 shades?!!@

    Comment by Laura — July 24, 2006 @ 7:02 am |Reply

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