Before I picked up the Paul McCobb piece for my living room, I was continuously perplexed by the legend of the coffee table. Though undoubtedly functional for housing everything from books to beer bottles, I’d seen it go SO horribly wrong one time too often. You know what I’m talking about; the glass rings ingrained into wood, the dirty shoe scuffs and fingerprints on glass, the plethora of remotes on display…the sheer horror of it all. Even though I’m falling more in love with my vintage coffee table every day, I still have a soft spot for acrylic. The idea that utility disappear to take a backseat to fabulous décor is well, fabulous. I know there’s the possibility that it becomes scratched or worse, cracked, but seriously? If you put these nesting tables in your house for even just a year, your CPU is about $.38 a day. A day, people! What else can you get for that price? Besides 10% of a Starbucks grande latte and ¼ of the newspaper, that is. I mean, I’m just sayin’.
Another thing I’m saying’? The folks at CSN were nice enough to offer you guys another $40 gift card. Woot! Just leave a comment telling me your thoughts on coffee tables, acrylic, the weather, whatevs – I’m easy. One lucky winner will be chosen at random next Wednesday to spend frivolously on CSN.com (coincidentally, they too love acrylic). Brew ya. How’s that for frugal fun day?
(peekaboo clear nesting tables from CB2, acrylic nesting tables at Overstock.com)