Being an alternate can be a blow to your ego…like in high school when I only made the drill team after some of the others were kicked off for failing grades.
I was ecstatic to be a North Shore Scarlet, but I had to battle the feeling that I didn’t belong. Some of the juniors and seniors tried to encourage us “alternates” by sharing who among them had been one as well.
“She’s so good.”
“You’d never know.”
I worked hard, extra hard, to prove myself…to become one of the “you’d never know” girls.
And, so it was the other night for the Oscar Party. Some of my side tables and coffee tables have been kicked out of the living room (they just weren’t making the grade) leaving me to create some occasional table hacks so that all of my guests would have a place to set their drinks.
The crate was relieved of printer stand duty to become an end table.
The coral reef step stool was the perfect partner for the slipper chair.
A tray turned the ottoman into a cocktail table.
And this misfit bar stool that has never truly found a place in our home, pulled double duty as seating and an occasional table.
These alternate occasional tables fit in so well with the original team member….
that you’d never know.
See you in class,