Well it’s time to finish my living room change over. Originally the room had an entertainment center, 2 coffee tables, 2 end tables, 2 couches, 2 table lamps, 2 lazy boy chairs, 1 pole lamp, 2 paintings, and various family photos. All of the hard case furniture was made by my children and me. 2 years ago my wife purchased a fireplace insert, this led to replacing the entertainment center, one of my posted old projects. The big change was the colour, going from a stained red oak to a dark cherry colour. The old entertainment center is now in my daughters living room as she helped build it. Next was a new set of couches, grey instead of blue, both have dark cherry wooden legs, one is a long 6 person chez going along one wall now. My son took the old ones for his house as he only had 1 chair in his living room. Next was changing the lazy boys to newer higher end ones. They have dark cherry wooden parts. One of each of the old ones went to each child. The end tables were added last year, I build 3 this time, with the old ones passed down to my son. The colour changed once again to a dark cherry with brushed stainless hardware, left over from a bathroom Reno. The lamps we just recieved for x-mas from our kids that match the hardware on the end tables, brushed stainless. The old lamps and end tables went to my son as well, as he helped build the tables and they go together. So now all I have left to do is the coffee tables. I need to build 2, possibly the same or close in design to each other. I want to maintain the dark cherry colour of the wood. Also I want to use tiles for the tops like I had before, because they are easy to clean and maintain, but I think they will be marble. The wifey runs a flooring store so access is easy. We have, over the years, purchased 3 paintings, Monet, and Gogaine, and only have a few photos on end tables now. We have 4 sculptures/pieces created by our children when they were young, and a 60 bottle wine rack to hold my son and wife’s home made wines.
I am looking for designs to help me decide on the build, and once picked I will post a blog as I build them! Any design ideas are welcome, but we tend to like more modern stuff, so please post some idea pics here for me. Thanks in advance.
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CHRIS, Charlottetown PEI Canada. Anytime you can repurpose, reuse, or recycle, everyone wins!