Wednesday, June 18, 2014

diy mirrored & stained wood coffee table.

        My husband built me one AWESOME coffee table this spring that I have been so excited to blog about! You might have noticed it when I posted some updated home photos a few months ago. This spring we invested in new living room furniture.  Our new navy blue set was much larger than our small white Ikea sofa, and the table I had upcycled to go with it was just not a practical size for the larger furniture.

       Shane designed this table on his own after I showed him some Pinterest examples of ones that I liked.  I really wanted a second level to the table so it would help serve as some practical storage. I think this is a great kid-friendly option too because it would be a great place to stash toys! For now I have a few baskets underneath where I store books, remotes & magazines.

    After the table was constructed I stained it with Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain. I kept going back and forth about whether I should put glass on the table or figure out another option.  Glass would work, and I could do a cool painting or stash photos under it.  However, with the dark color of the furniture, things really needed to be lightened up.  I had a mirror cut to fit the table exactly at local auto glass shop.   It brightened up the area so well and reflects the colors of things hanging and sitting around it! 

Old sofa and table

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