I've been so unhappy with my coffee table. Part of it is the color. It's way too white. Part of it is the fact that my husband absolutely cannot be persuaded not to put his feet on it.
So of course I went window shopping online. I love this lift-top coffee table, which is a lot like the one my parents have, and they love it. This is a great storage end table (which would be great because our den is tiny!). Or we could go for the whole coffee table set.
While I dream of different furniture and different and bigger dens, I decided to redo our current coffee table. It's actually been redone before, as you can see here.
Step one was painting it "luxurious linen." I got it as a free sample from Valspar! It came with a small can of paint, tray, and roller. (You can find out when they do another free sample promotion by liking them on Facebook!) The color came out beautiful--no more stark white.
I also used Valspar antiquing glaze to add a little character.
Then for the fun part: deciding what to put on top. I chose a tray I refinished....
a silver creamer with moss and two fabric rosettes...
and vintage mason jar with chicken wire.
Clean and simple!