It’s interesting moving into a new house and trying to make your not-so-old (actually pretty new!) furniture work. Our living room has 99 problems and the coffee table was definitely one. One that we felt like we could address before adding a fireplace and window–which we still hope to do within the year.
The coffee table above was completely dwarfed in this room, so we kept our eyes open for something with a little more…girth. Found it!
Chris and I were both actively hunting for a coffee table–something chunky but classic. A little industrial never hurts. I initially eyed this one (the perfect combination of all of those things we were looking for!) in Dana’s Joss & Main sale but was too late in pulling the trigger. I am a mull-er. We are really trying to put more thought into projects and pieces to make sure it is absolutely something we want. And after a couple days, the sale had ended and we still didn’t find something with the same dimensions and look that fit the bill better than the Beaumont coffee table. So we ordered it from Wayfair.
The metal legs and ring pulls give it a great industrial touch without feeling cold or out of place in our slightly more traditional home. It’s more than chunky, it weighs a ton! So I was pleasantly surprised to see that it actually has hidden casters underneath so we can move it around easier if we wanted to.
Probably the only downside about it is it’s oak veneer. Of course I wish it were actually solid oak, but that would also probably make it at least double the cost, so I guess I’m okay with the veneer.
We used to store a lot of stuff, including remotes and even my glasses, in a basket underneath our “mini” coffee table, but to have drawers-glorious-drawers (!!) is making me feel so organized. How could we possibly lose the remotes now? I feel like it’s never going to happen again. #wishfulthinking
Now we’re even more anxious to get a new rug in here. We love our jute one and it will most likely get scooted to our bedroom once we install hardwood floors, but the sea of brown (brown tile, brown rug, brown coffee table) is practically putting us to sleep and isn’t doing the room too many favors either. But I am trying to be patient and remember, we’ll get there.