Today it's back at the end of the sofa, near the new white and turquoise bookcase. It's small enough that it doesn't compete with the bookcase, and I like the natural wood color next to the modern painted bookcase. You can just barely see it in the photo below.
Now that one end table is set in its more permanent home, we need something for the opposite side of the room, between the gray chairs.
Option 1: Vintage two-tier table
Unlike the round table, which was purchased new around three years ago, the two-tier table needs A LOT of work! I still can't believe my persnickety self let it reside in its ugly state in our living room for a year. It's not real wood, so unfortunately I can't sand and paint it. I think a solid paint color would be too boring for this table, so I was thinking of covering it with a graphic wallpaper, wrapping paper, or contact paper. I've also been considering painting a graphic pattern on it.
It's been in the room for about a year now, switching places back-and-forth with the round wood table. Here it is at the end of the sofa earlier this summer.
This table has two drawbacks. The first is that I already have a lot of graphics in the room, so probably the last thing I need is another! The second is that it's very rectangular, and every other piece of furniture in the room is also a rectangle.
Option 2: Mid-century tulip table with white base and marble top
What do you think? Do you like option 1 or option 2? Why?