We finished this sofa table awhile ago….as in 2.5 years ago. We placed the table behind the sofa against the windows. I was so excited to get it in the room that I decided not to stain the back. I’m super lazy like that….(equally fitting title for this post would be “World’s most patient sofa table…”..if you go back and read the post about making it…that will make sense:)
Anywho, I was rearranging the room a bit after Christmas and I decided to see what the table looked like this way…so you can see it right when you walk in the room. We love it here! It is a nice separation from the kitchen and I can display a few things on it too—although I’m not done with that either:) So now that the table wasn’t against the wall anymore you could see the unstained wood on the back.
I debated putting it back against the window wall….like I said, I’m super lazy like that. Did you not hear me the first time? Are you new here? Anywho, it was like a little mail miracle when I received these staining cloths from Minwax to try out. They are a brand spankin new product…and I am LOVING these little baby-wipes-of-stain-loveliness. Seriously the bomb of stain products in my humble opinion.
I didn’t even have to move the table people. I left if right where it was in the family room….took off the handy dandy gloves from the back….took a wipe out and that was it. Done and done in like 2 minutes time. Dries in an hour. Tell me if this isn’t genius…totally genius right?!?!
While we are here in the family room…I need your opinion….Would you paint the large corner tv unit? Funny thing is…it used to be white….when we first moved in (10 years ago)….but I had it painted dark brown about 6 years ago. Now I am thinking it should be white again….thoughts?!?! It kind of sucks the light out of this room…..I also think it may be time to update the window curtains to something a bit airier…thoughts? I love how cozy this room is…but decorating it gives me hives for some reason. It has really never seemed finished to me….I digress….Any thoughts are helpful:)
And go buy yourself some stain cloths….you will love them!!!
(thanks Minwax for sending me some to try….you know I am a fan:)
Hi peeps! Hope you had a fabulous week! I am looking forward to taking the peanut downtown to the Diana exhibit that is in town. I surprised her this morning with the tickets :)
I’m a bad blogger. The step by step for this project isn’t up to par….just a warning. This is one of those projects that we let go….like for months on end. What happened was….last winter we bought a super large couch…we love this couch….but lighting became an issue because it is a super large couch and it left little room for tables and lamps. So….we thought up a simple design for a long sofa table….something that wouldn’t be too wide…but tall and long enough to accommodate the super large couch. We built the table in one day…and said (and I quote myself here…) “ oh…let’s put it in the room and I will get to staining it next weekend…” umm kay….that “next weekend” turned into 9 months. Get er done people!!
I stained the table finally about a month ago….and boy oh boy did the stain make a HUGE difference! This table looks amazing! I love it! And now that it is finished….the super large couch is on it’s way to it rightful place in the “movie pit” (basement) which is really where it always belonged…but it is so comfy…we just left it where it was in the family room. Gosh….this sofa table post has gotten a bit out of control…I’m all over the place. Anywho, here is the finished table….again….I apologize for not having detailed pics and plans…I will answer any questions you may have :)
Pic below was last January….proof is in the pudding er I mean picture….oy….
Here is how the sofa table has looked for the past 9 months….boring…..
And here she is with a fresh coat of stain….love her again!
The dimensions are 12 wide….35 high….and 8 feet long….we placed feet on the bottom to allow air to circulate below. The 2 shelves in the center are adjustable.
The wood is pine and the stain is Minwax dark walnut…2 coats of poly on top.
I loved these “bird” lamps from homegoods….along with my custom made shades. I added some glass vases (just from my cabinet) and I love the sparkle they give to the room.
More updates soon on the family room….a new sofa, loveseat and this little love that was already delivered…..joy!
If you want a great plan to follow to build your own sofa table….check out Young House Love’s sofa table that they built.
Have a wonderful fall weekend friends….oh….coming real soon a MAJOR FABULOUS giveaway to celebrate 2 years of blogging goodness!! :)
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