Our old coffee table had fallen apart and we needed something sturdy, affordable, and attractive for our busy living room. This was just the piece:
I also love the bright, colorful pillows, the nice couch (this was right after my dead-mouse-in-the-couch incident), the ample sunlight streaming in the room, and the cheerful blue end table. But one thing at a time here.
Of course, we can never do things the easy way around here. So JB completely redrafted Ana’s plans in order to create a coffee table that worked with our space and needs.
He added wheels that were more functional: two of them pivot and have brakes that provide easier movement and that lock in place.
They’re not as sexy as the vintage ones on Ana’s table, but sometimes you gotta go with function over fashion. (And price!)
He also added a bottom to the table, compartmentalized the inside, and added hinged lids so that the table could double as a storage space.
JB had originally picked a stain called Gunstock, which turned out really red! The stain swatch had very little red in it. Boo. He bought another color (can’t recall the name) and put that stain over top the Gunstock and that evened it out quite a bit more.
He even made a removable tray for our remotes and coasters.
I am so pleased with my coffee table. JB had been working on it last November and December and I was pleasantly surprised when he brought up the finished piece on Christmas Eve. It worked really well for wrapping presents on it.
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