the good news about being too poor for end tables

the good news about being too poor for end tables

When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we had no money.  We had just moved off of a boat (I'll tell you that story someday) and had absolutely no furniture (which doesn't really go well with the no money part).  The biggest sticker shock I had when I was trying to fill our house? End tables.  

If you've never been end table shopping, wait until you win the lotto to go do it.  Seriously, what the hell?!

Anyway, we couldn't afford end tables so we had cheap wooden tray tables for the longest time until we finally upgraded to DIY replacements made with 2x4's and 4x4's and a nice coat of white wash, courtesy of extra ceiling paint we had.  Thank you pinterest for making our house look more like a home!

We still use the sturdy DIY furniture, mostly because the idea of replacing them seems way too exhausting, but I'm happy to report that it seems my offspring approve of them, too.

Being too poor for end tables 7 years ago made it possible for me to drink coffee in (relative) peace this morning and take these ridiculous photos.  

Clearly, these are now the best end tables ever and we will never be able to get rid of them.

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black and white family documentary photography by ashley manley
black and white family documentary photography by ashley manley
black and white family documentary photography by ashley manley
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