Thursday, October 28, 2010

Decoration Progress: Coffee Table Disappointment

West Elm, Geo side table, $199 but no longer available!

Ugh, stupid chain stores and your philosophies.  I'm really mad at West Elm right now.  I've mentioned before that I'm on the hunt for an affordable, attractive, round coffee table, and I thought I may have found it at West Elm.  It was still too expensive for me at $199, and I was hoping it would go on sale at a time that I might be able to swing it.  Unfortunately it went on sale last week, and now appears to be sold out completely.  I'm mad at West Elm because they are the kind of store that doesn't restock.  What kind of stupid philosophy is that?  If something is so popular that it sells out, produce more so you can sell more!  Sigh.  I'm just feeling sorry for myself for missing out on such a cool table, which I suspect would have been perfect... small, sculptural, reflective.  I know, buying local is better, thrifting is best, but it's not working when it comes to coffee tables!  I'm actually planning on trying to make my own.  It might be a disaster or it might be cool.  (It will look nothing like table-- do not have those skills!)  More to follow.


  1. Maybe someone who bought it will be one of those people who gets tired of things in 3 months, and you'll be able to find on eBay. ?

  2. That's what I was thinking exactly. I bet it will turn up on craigslist or ebay shortly. In the meantime, I'd love to see what you come up with!

  3. I know, that's the first thing I thought of too. So far nothing has popped up though, and I haven't had much luck finding specific small furniture items on ebay in the past... don't know if people just don't want to deal with shipping them or what. It's in my saved searches, so maybe I'll get lucky.