Those of you who have known me for a while may recall when I refinished my first coffee table for our living room. I did a pretty good job if I do say so myself. But I haven't been in love with it lately. It's not that I don't like the table, it's just that it's to heavy for this space. We have a pretty large sectional in our living room, and the upper drawer gives it a heftiness that makes this space feel a little crowded. That said, the height and general dimensions have worked well.
If you read that marble table post, you may also remember that I did actually purchase a marble coffee table, only to get it home and realize...nope. Way too small. Proportion and I don't totally understand each other yet, but through this experience we are definitely getting to know each other better. So that coffee table base recently got a fresh coat of ASCP French Linen with gilded gold accents. She's now for sale. If you're interested, drop me a line.
So the fourth coffee table? Well, in November I watched an episode of Sabrina Soto's High Low Project in which she used a mid-century travertine and brass coffee table in her high version, and a brass and glass with a white back coffee table in her low version, which got me thinking, maybe I don't really need marble, maybe I just need a material that reflects light and varies the textures in the room. I knew glass just wouldn't work for us, but maybe lacquered wood would? So I started searching for brass bases that I could put a lacquered table top on.
Then, around black Friday Gilt.com had a sale where everything was 50% (max $100 discount). That's when I saw this coffee table from Safavieh. This was the kind of table I had actually been looking for when I bought my metallic side table. I'm not going for such a rustic vibe, but the proportions were perfect, and I liked the modern shape. With the sale it was about $120, and shipping was only about $8. Then it occurred to me: if this table was reasonably priced and had good bones, I could probably work a little magic and transform it into the brass and lacquered look I'm going for. So I bought it. It was scheduled to come in January, which was awesome at the time because I had like a million things to do before Christmas and I needed to move a bunch of existing projects out of our house so I could easily wait to deal with this coffee table.
Then one night in December I got home from class around 11:00 p.m. and found this leaning against a wall in our entry way. Whoops.
Normally I am pumped when things arrive early, but I was a little less than excited about this one. It's still sitting in its box until I can figure out what to do with the three other tables. I'm thinking about gold-leafing or spray painting the base. I haven't decided if I want to paint the top, stain it darker, or leave it as is yet.
So that is how I ended up with four coffee tables. In summary, if you are looking for a coffee table, I might have one for you. Call me maybe?
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