I've picked up another item for my family room - I wasn't all that confident that I'd actually find just the thing, but eBay helped me out once again.
This was the side table/chest from Kristine's inspiration board:
I knew it was a concept and that I didn't have to find that exact thing, so I was prepared to look at all sorts of alternatives. I looked and I looked and I couldn't find anything I liked. Until I saw this on a furniture website and got all excited:
The price nearly made me choke though, so I filed away the photo and kept looking. *sigh*
Finally, I spotted the perfect thing on eBay. Only thing was, the seller had a set of three and was offering them as a single lot. I figured that if I couldn't find a use for the other two, I could always sell them, so I lined up my bid, waited for my moment and....SOLD! This baby is now mine:
The timber is a little scratched, but I can fix that. The latch is also a bit skew-wiff, but nothing that can't be fixed with a pair of pliers (or possibly a hammer).
My only issue is that the bamboo is too green for my liking, so I'll have a go at staining it and see what happens....