Right now we have a couch that has recliners on the ends, and end tables next to it. We have never had the need for a coffee table, or ottoman. However, I kinda hate our couch
And then I saw this pretty little thing:
|buy here, if you're a billionaire|
I am not as badass, but I thought we could take some parts of the tutorial to make it work for us. I pinned it, thinking it would be ages before we would get around to it because we didn't actually need it immediately. But then I found the perfect coffee table on craigslist for $15. So, I had to get it. KC was not on board with this project or driving 30 minutes to pick up it up. We had to wait like 20 minutes for the guy and KC was not happy - the guy finally arrived, we put the coffee table in the truck and KC said "holy crap, this is a great piece of furniture. Great find babe!" which never happens so I felt like I should share it with the world. It has some nicks and marks, but overall in great condition for what we needed, not to mention $15.
|ignore the marker, I was trying to show KC what we were going to do|
Anyway, I'm not gonna do a tutorial because there are a zillion of those around, plus we basically followed Kristi's to a tee, tufting wise anyway.
So it's not completely finished - I'm not sure what to do with the coffee table part. Stain it? Paint it white? My first instinct was to paint it white. We have white bookcases, and one day will have a white TV stand.. we have a black entry table, and a black computer desk that will not stay in the living room forever. Or should I do an off white, or a lighter wood like the inspiration picture? Or 'distressed'?
The reason I'm hesitant about staining it is the floors - will it clash? We need a rug, but that's a bit further down the line. And can you have 3 different things in one room? White, wood and black? I want to replace our end tables one day (they are currently black) but not sure what with yet.
Would love to hear your opinions about what to do with the coffee table part! Help!