A cool looking side table showed up on craigslist yesterday and I had to jump on it. I’ve been casually looking for awhile but had some pretty strict functionality criteria that made the pool of potential tables small. On top of looking seriously great I needed the table to have a drawer for remotes, small toys, and secret diaper stashes AND I needed open space underneath to easily conceal a toy basket. A mom needs her hiding places. This table did all that stuff.
The table is made by American of Martinsville and was labeled a George Nelson piece in the CL ad, although I’m not quite sure that’s true. I know that it’s controversial that George Nelson actually designed for American of Martinsville and if he allegedly did the pieces I’ve seen on the internets have a ‘X’ inlay in the corners. If anyone has any insight into this I’d love to hear from ya. Anyway, getting off topic here.
So, like I said, I’ve been looking for awhile, I saw this ad, I liked it, I saw it in real life, I got it. Now it’s here and it’s totally throwing me off. I’m not used to having something in this corner of the living room, it seems huge, but I think it’s all in my head. And chrome, it’s fancy and shiny. I’m not fancy or shiny, can I still hang with chrome? I always envisioned a Saarinen tulip side table for this space but of course, you can’t hide diapers in that. What do you think? Should it stay?