We have wanted a coffee table ever since we moved into our second apartment as a married couple. Landon is so great at reminding me to be patient in furnishing our spaces. Our generation seems to expect a whole lot more than what even our parents had in the first years of marriage, and it's been really good taking things slow and as we can afford them. We have become somewhat picky about what we bring into our home ever since we started simplifying our belongings. But we really wanted a coffee table...I just feel like a coffee table makes hosting and fellowship in the home so much more comfortable.
After finding some inspiration on pinterest, we decided to do our own version using wood pallets. I found some on craigslist and a hardware store for free, and Landon designed the table...and all the rest. :) He absolutely loves getting to work with his hands on projects like this, and frankly, having a baby makes it hard for me to help him. He finished it up yesterday, and we were able to use it for the first time when we had our small group over for supper. We love it! Finn loves it too, as it's the perfect height to stand at and walk around. Landon used the same stain that he did our dining room chairs, so the wood matches really well, not that I care too much. It helps the rooms flow together though.
So, come on over for game nights, and appetizers, and craft projects! We've got a sweet table to center around now. :)