The brickmakers coffee table from Restoration Hardware (shown above) is my favorite coffee table. I've always preferred wood tables to glass because I inevitably rest my feet on them and the glass or metal digs into my ankles uncomfortably. But the $45 CraigsList purchase that is currently in my living room has seen better days. Unfortunately, RH's brickmakers table, and most other versions I've come across, are over $1000. (WHAT?!?!?!?!?!)
Not feelin' the love? Allow me to explain my infatuation:
1. It's not stuffy or fancy, but it could easily work in a more elegantly dressed room. Or a casual room for that matter. I like it when my furniture swings both ways.
2. It looks old, more like I found it at a flea market in Paris versus my local furniture chain store.
3. It's huge. I love a huge coffee table to anchor a room. Perfect for playing games, displaying books, holding candles, and eating off of.
But for now, I'm stuck admiring from a distance...
You in love, yet?
Well the good news is you can find this similar version from Hobble Creek Trading Co. for $577 - that's less than half the price of RH's!
And here is Restoration Hardware's, which sells for a whopping $1360.
Don't you love finding the look for less?
So that's that. Men have a dream car. I have a dream coffee table.