The home decor gods are laughing...
I came home last night to see that a box from Alsto had arrived. Very excited about having my first piece of living room furniture in the house, I unpack it and start to put it together. It went together very simply (it was just a few screws).
And then for the cosmic joke - the glass doesn't fit! Not sure if the table itself was made in the wrong shape or the glass was cut incorrectly but its a non-starter.
My bad luck with furniture is just getting to be legendary.
Thankfully the customer service rep I spoke to was very helpful and has sent another table out to me. I just have to return this one upon its arrival and then - maybe - I'll have a side table.
And a quick word on the table itself: Its nice and does the job and provides a very similar look But up close, its cleary very different than the real thing. The biggest difference is that its not really brass but some other kind of metal patina'd to look like brass. Nothing wrong with that - it was 1/10th of the price. But I figured I'd get that out there in case anyone was considering it and wanted to know more.