A couple of month's ago, my dear, talented, gorgeous friend, Layla from The Lettered Cottage, did a design consultation on my family room. This coffee table creation was her recommendation because I have a large room and it fills the space so much better than a small table or ottoman. Not to mention, it's just plain-old cool.
As soon as Layla recommended making a coffee table from an old door, I started scouring salvage yards and junk stores until I found this one perfect door. I love the large, single panel. It was perfect for a table.
There's still a bunch of work to be done in this room (board and batten, anyone?), but this table was a huge step in the right direction. It's the perfect spot to set my morning coffee or play games with the kids. The Hubster can rest his feet there and I could probably throw a mattress on top of it for sleepovers.
I'm still fooling around with the display that I want to put on it. I'm not exactly thrilled with this one but it's working for the moment. I want something a little more natural, so I'll be outside hunting for rocks today. And I fear that my succulent apothecary terrarium will become victim to a flying ball at some point. Boys.
If you want to know more about this glorious new/old table, click here I'll tell you a little about how it was made including the colors I used for the top and the legs. In the meantime, here's some more inspiration about projects to do with old doors.
Door dining room table ~ Design Sponge
Another door dining table ~ Apartment Therapy
The Nester is The Queen of hanging old doors on her walls...Here is take 1 and take 2 and take 3. ~ Nesting Place
Screen door as kitchen table ~ ASPTL