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6 Coffee Table Ideas We Love

Hi, everyone! My name is Jillian, and I blog at I Am a Homemaker where I aim to demystify DIY for the everyday homeowner and help them live large on less. My blog started as a way for me to share the projects I did around my house in hopes that it could help my readers save money creating something on their own. There is such a great level of satisfaction to be found in completing a project exactly the way you want it and being able to say, “I did that!”

About a year ago, I built a breakfast bar for my kitchen because I had found an amazing antique kitchen stool that needed a table of a certain height I couldn’t find in stores. I wasn’t exactly sure how to do it, but with a whole lot of thought and some research, I completed my breakfast bar and I have loved it ever since. That led me to build a dining room table, a bookcase, a desk, and some other pieces. I recently built a trunk coffee table, and that is when I got an email from Better Homes and Gardens to appear in the “I Did It” section of the December issue! Even though I have a copy at my desk, I still can’t believe it is real!

I love seeing inventive options for creating or making over an existing piece of furniture. I’m excited to share these six amazing coffee table ideas with you.

 DIY Faux Plank Coffee Table

Lauren at Bless’er House created the illusion of a plank tabletop by using a circular saw to create shallow cuts in the existing wood, totally changing the look of this secondhand coffee table.

Three-Way Nesting Tables

Elisha from Pneumatic Addict built these amazing nesting tables with a vinyl wrap that creates the look of marble without without all the weight or cost. Nesting tables provide extra table space without all the added bulk in your living room.

Rustic Farmhouse Table

This coffee table from Corey at Sawdust 2 Stitches might be a little more difficult to build, but when I saw it I knew I had to include it. Rustic farmhouse is so hot right now, and the form and style of this coffee table is amazing.

Kid-Friendly Apothecary Table

Most children would love to have a train table but they aren’t exactly functional in a shared family space. Kim at The Kim Six Fix disguised her train table as an apothecary table that can hide toys away in a flash.

Rustic Coffee Table

Part of the joy of building something yourself is that you dictate the materials and the cost. Gail from My Repurposed Life made her coffee table from scrap wood, but you would never know it!

Geometric Wood Art Table

The tabletop created by Sam at DIY Huntress is nothing short of artwork. Finished off with hairpin legs, this table is sure to be a conversation starter.

I would love for you to swing by my blog and find inspiration and all the details on my trunk coffee table, and be sure to pick up the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens to see my “I Did It” in print!

2 Responses to “ 6 Coffee Table Ideas We Love ”

  1. Thanks for including my outdoor scrap coffee table in this fabulous roundup of DIY coffee tables!


  2. “I oncw wondered out loud on a talk radio program whether the Mountain Meadows Massacre was justified.”

    I had no idea what this was, but a quick Wikipedia search updates me. To quote KyosoK: Oh. My. God. He thinks the murder of 100-140 emigrants from Arkansas might have been justified?

    Intending to leave no witnesses of complicity by Mormons (members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or LDS Church) in the attacks, and to prevent reprisals that would further complicate the Utah War, the perpetrators killed all the adults and older children (totaling about 120 men, women, and children). Seventeen children, all younger than seven, were spared.

    American history is a bloody, bloody place.

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