I have been keeping my eye out for a coffee table for some time now. We love our trunk, but kept finding that it was a little too small for practical use. After we added in our oriental rug, it was clear that we needed a larger coffee table that wasn’t going to look so funny sitting in the middle of the room.
Last week I finally found a coffee table that fit my criteria: wooden, large, and not too expensive. I was wandering through my favorite used furniture store and I came across the perfect table. It was a really good quality table that obviously needed some TLC, but the price tag read $20 and I was sold.
I decided to take my inspiration from this Ethan Allen piece that I have been drooling over for the last few weeks. I love how the bottom is white and the top is wood. Although my coffee table didn’t have slats on the bottom like this one, I thought it could still work. I also might mention that the table above costs $849 while my DIY table cost $20 (I already had the paint from another project).
I love the finished product. it is fresh and new, and the white helps lighten up the room a bit while the top of the table helps pull everything together. I did contemplate painting the whole thing white (and may someday in the future) by my husband asked me to stop painting things white, so I stopped for now.
Do you ever try to replicate items that you are drooling over for less?