It’s Monday and am I glad to start a new week! Last week was a bit trying with lice and negativity on the blog. In case you missed it, my family room redo for fall was featured on Hometalk and I was so excited. I received over 200 comments and most were wonderful. A few were just really wacky – like the comment that there must not be a man in my house – and I thought you all would get a kick out of them and shared a few. However, my sense of humor was misinterpreted by a viewer who thought I was mean spirited and unable to take criticism – the exact opposite of what I had intended with the post. It was all in fun – how could it have been so misinterpreted? It was upsetting so I decided to delete it. I’m just out to share ideas and inspiration and laugh along the way – I never intend to promote negativity.
Now on to this week’s Favorite Find! I found these last week and was thrilled as they don’t appear very often. A set of nesting tables in really good condition. They are beautifully made with notches inside the legs for the the tables to slide into. They are marked Wells Furniture, Roanoke, VA. My little Lucky is photo bombing these pics 🙂
These will make such a useful addition to a room. The only issue (other than the scratches, etc.) is that a few are missing the round piece that attach to the bottom of the legs. They all need them to be level – as they slide into each other – so Lucky and I will head to HomeDepot and see what we can find to attach.I may do the tops natural, or paint each one a different color, or the same color but graduated in hue, or…I don’t know! I need to finish up a few other project before I can get started on these beauties.
A new week has begun – you live and you learn 🙂
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Wells Furniture! We sold a lot of their occasional furniture (end tables, coffee tables, nesting tables!) and it was well made. Usually solid cherry. I have a small Queen Anne secretary from them (my personal piece) that I hope to ‘relove’ one of these days. But I find it’s hard to paint over my own pieces…Is that crazy???
So sorry about last week’s post. I almost commented and then decided not to enter the fray. I’m finding in old age, sometimes holding my tongue is the best plan….Glad you’ve moved on with your usual Suzanne fabulousness! 🙂 Because you are fabulous, you do know that, right?
I knew that you would have heard of Wells! I actually included it for you to read. They are such high quality tables. I just love the notches where they fit into each other. Different from the typical nesting tables that just slide underneath each another. You actually are pretty fabulous, Robin 🙂 and thank you my friend!
you are one of my favorites, maybe cos I signed up for you first, and you were not mean..frequently the ones who make the mean comments say that when anyone challenges them. They are just being “honest”, the rest of the world just doesn’t get it. Love the things you post even when it may not be exactly my taste. I want new fresh ideas. So thank you much
Thanks, Wendy – I’m so glad you get fresh ideas here. That is the point. To share and inspire. Cheers.
Love the look of these tables and can’t wait to see what you finally decide to do with them. I love the white washed brick! Ignore those who write negative comments. We may not all share the same taste… but we can share ideas.
I am waiting with bated breath to see what you will do with those nesting tables. I have a very similar set in my garage waiting for inspiration to strike me. I’m hesitant to paint the tops because they slide in and I think they will get damaged over time….. I’m curious to see how you will finish them. Please give details, when you do!
As for the negative Nellies. .. It is very brave of you – and others – to ‘put your stuff out there’ for people to see. It leaves you open to criticism but you have far more likes than dislikes. Keep on inspiring!
Suzanne – you’ve got a huge following and there are a lot of different personalities with a gazilion opinions. Fortunately for you the majority of your readers are FANS. Truth is you are bound to get some people who don’t like what you are doing from time to time and most of them will either elect not to make a post or they will post their difference in a kind way and those posts sometimes open our eyes to a new approach. Then there are those who will be nasty plain and simple. Who knows why they do that. They have 2 choices one being to stop following you and the other choice is to continue using you as a punching bag and that hurts.
Focus on your FANS who offer positive as well as positive / not so much opinions. You do wonderful work IMHO. Is there a way you can block really nasty people?
Wishing you a sunshine filled week.
Thanks, Linda. I love the wish of a sunshine filled week – thank you and you too!
chris aka monkey
lucky score,i have always wanted a set so i can’t wait to see what you do,and i do not think i have ever heard you be negative ever xx
Let me guess…the person who thought you were being negative was one of the ones who left a negative comment in the first place? I thught you took a lot of abuse on HomeTalk with grace.
Love the table Suzanne-and I too think you are FAB and the neg. nellies are just that!
Thanks, Darrielle! You are pretty fab, too!
From the picture, it looks like the tops have a little inlaid border? I bet they would look great stained! Great find!
Yes, they do! Great eye!
Jamie @ anderson + grant
Can’t wait to see what you do with these little tables. Yet another great find for you!
I loved that you took a humorous look at some of those comments last week. It is hard to remember and I am still trying to learn this, but we are never going to please everyone all the time. Focus on creating what you love and you will be successful.
Hi Jamie – thanks so much! You are right about focusing on what I love. Cheers.
There are so many options for the nesting tables. See what I did with mine here. http://creativegleanings.blogspot.ca/2014/09/more-painted-furniture.html
I am a fairly new subscriber and wanted to drop you a note and let you know I love your blog. It is very inspiring! I can’t wait to see the finished nesting tables. Cheers to you for not letting negativity get you down! Patricia from http://TheBlackSheepShoppe.blogspot.com