I found exactly what I wanted at the first furniture store we visited. I'd been checking out styles and prices online, so was familiar with what was available. I wanted a storage ottoman that could be converted to a coffee table by flipping the cushions over and revealing trays. And there it was -- just waiting for me. It would have to be ordered and would take about two weeks, but after thirty years, what's a couple of weeks more or less?
Picture from Ashley Furniture .