Last night the dude and I humped the new project table from the back porch where it was delivered up the stairs and into the craft room. And can I tell you how much I love it? I LOVE IT! I spread myself over it and hugged it. The dude, less impressed, said it will be cluttered in no time. Which, of course, it will. I had even been thinking of moving my crafting mess from the dining room table up to the new craft table. But after a remark like that, it can wait.
So the happy news is that I didn't have to spend $1099 on the Pottery Barn table. Oh, no. Just before I left my mother's beach house, I dug her catalogs out of my car and brought them in. She made me eat breakfast before I went, so I leafed through them. And what do I find in the Grandin Road catalog? Project table; hundreds less. Shipping was still a bitch, but I can only imagine what the PB table would have cost to ship.
I think I'll be doing some decorative painting this weekend. That still leaves the curtains. But we're getting there!