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Monday, March 23, 2015

New to me table + ideas!

This past weekend I picked up a coffee table from a local consignment shop after they posted it on Craigslist and just shared a peek of it on instagram (@jmmccalley). I thought if I wrote quick, I could get a post in while the kids are napping!



Lately I've been drawn to furniture that they call "Ming-Style".  This style is pretty transitional meaning it mixes well with traditional and modern.  I love a bit of both so when the coffee table above popped up on Craigslist, I showed it to Cam along with some Pinterest pictures of that style and he approved. The price was right too, so that helped!

The table is heavy and solid, and low to the ground which is practical with little kids.  They're already dancing on it and jumping off it all the time.  I knew that would happen, so having a piece that will hold up to my wild children was a priority! Talmadge has already claimed it as his snack table and his father thinks it's a perfect foot rest. I know with a new updated finish it'll look pretty so we all win I guess!

Until our new couch arrives next month and I can start to pull the living room together, I thought I'd share a few pictures of similar style tables and see what color direction you think I should take.

This one has the same lines as ours and is lacquered in white on One Kings Lane
 

 
I do like how fresh and crisp these tables look in white!

via Elizabeth Bauer Design
 

via Brittany Stiles

via Sara Tuttle Interiors

Black looks elegant, but I'm a little worried the inevitable scratches will be more visible and darker finishes are hard to keep clean looking. A good look, but less practical!

via Apartment Therapy

via Savvy Home Blog
I'm also toying with stripping the dark finish and leaving it natural or white washed and waxed. It'd bring another wood tone into the space and break up the dark wood floors. Plus some wear and tear would just add to the finish.

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I like the texture on this table but especially love the mix of furniture styles here!

via Apartment Therapy

The other option would be a fun color.  Our new couch is a light grey, so right now the room is a blank slate and any color could work!

via The Pursuit of Style


 What would you do? Glossy white, black, raw wood or a fun color? I'd love your input :)