I found a tv stand. I must admit, it wasn't exactly what I expected to get. I was thinking I would find something at a flea market, antique store, HomeGoods, etc. But the truth is, I was feeling awfully picky about what I wanted. I wanted something that was high enough (over 24 inches), wide enough, but not too wide (over 40 inches but under 50) and deep enough (deeper than 14 inches). Not to mention, I wanted dark wood, nothing too modern and I wanted it to have open shelving and closed storage. Oh and did I mention I didn't want to spend more than $150 at most on it? I know, I'm high maintenance sometimes.
After a great deal of browsing at local stores and online, I realized that it was going to be tricky to find what I wanted used. Sure, if I was patient enough something would pop up on craiglist probably once in the next 8 months. But how would I get it home? My car isn't that big and not really built for hauling around furniture. I also love to watch tv. Yeah, I'm a bit of a tv junky. I didn't really want to have a gigantic mess of wires in my face every time I went to watch a baseball game or a silly tv show. I am willing to wait for the right coffee table/ottoman- the tv stand had a bit more urgency attached to it.