A new coffee table! Well, a new-to-me coffee table.
For quite some time now (ahem, 2 years), I have been obsessively hunting for the perfect coffee table. I love our current table, but it is far too large for our living room. It's birch wood from Ikea circa 2001, 36"w x 36"d. I still think it's beautiful, but I was looking for something to coordinate with my Mid-Century Modern credenza that I inherited many years ago.
The new coffee table had to meet the following criteria:
- Maximum 30"w square or diameter
- Shelf on the bottom for storage
- Coordinate with MidCentury Modern (MCM)
- Walnut wood
After several failed attempts to score something on Kijiji, I spotted this on my Aunt Joan's blog, Nicer than New. Can you see the table?
After a little bit of corresponding I found out that, yes, the table was in fact in her possession and not slated for any customer. Jackpot. It was 30" in diameter, had a shelf below, and coordinated with my credenza. It wasn't walnut. It also, like my current coffee table, was birch. Birch can be stained to match walnut, right?
The best part, Joan offered to rehabilitate this lovely table for me!
The top was not in the best condition. In fact, it was pretty worn.
Here is the gorgeous result...
If you are interested in learning more about this table's transformation, you can head on over to Nicer Than New to read more. Maybe you'll find a little something for yourself too!