Hi lovelies! I’m so excited to share my latest find with you…this great antique typewriter table! But first, indulge me whilst I tell you the story.
Once upon a time, there was a husband and wife who started a business. Two businesses, actually. The husband worked from 3:30 am to 8 pm every day and the wife held crazy hours, too. Many days passed during which the couple talked about nothing but work. Then, on a beautiful fall morning after the school bus pulled away from the curb, the husband said, “Let’s take the day off.” The wife, stunned, thought her husband had lost his mind. But for the sake of their mental health, she agreed.
The two spent a picture-perfect autumn day in a quaint nearby town exploring antique shops, a used bookstore, and an Irish pub where they enjoyed soup, sandwiches and cold beer. In one of the shops, they spotted an old metal table with drop leaves. It was a great color and had superb patina, so they loaded it into the pickup for $40. But after returning home, the wife couldn’t find a place to put it. It was too tall beside some chairs, and not the right look in certain spots. Sadly, the wife took the table down to the basement where it sat for 6 months.
Then one day, on a whim, the wife brought the table upstairs again. A small pedestal table in the family room had begun to feel too small. Swapping this table for that one, and that table for this one, she played a game of musical tables until she found a home for it. Feeling like Goldilocks, the wife had finally found a place for the table that was just right. The mother-in-law–who was visiting one day–asked, “Where did you get your typewriter table?” The wife, delighted to learn the table’s original use (she is a writer, after all) explained where it came from. And in so doing, she remembered the beautiful day she had spent with her husband and began to love the little table even more.
If you’ve read this far, thanks for indulging me. Ok, so you get the point, right? Buy what you love–what speaks to you–and you’ll find a spot for it in your home. Now, as a footnote to my little story, the table sat in its new spot for a few weeks before my husband suggested adding a wooden shelf to the bottom. It looked like this…
And now it looks like this:
Just when I thought I couldn’t love this thing more!
Now here’s a question for ya’ll. Should I put my antique typewriter on it? Or is that just too much? It’s suuuuuper-heavy and pretty large so it would take up some real estate.
My favorite owl and this awesome old-timey game I got at the Cleveland Flea would have to be re-located if I put my typewriter here. Thoughts?
Again, thanks for spending a little time with me today. I hope this inspires you to fill your home with things you love. They don’t have to be expensive. But they should bring you joy and maybe help you recall a happy memory.
If you like our typewriter table, here are some other furniture facelifts in our house: