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On Monday I revealed the fun corner of our new family room. I love this corner so much. We replaced a sectional for a sofa and chair (without really losing any seating) and ended up with a large space in the corner. The sofa is SUPER deep so the space is rather large. If you’ve shopped for side tables recently you know that there isn’t a lot of options for tables with good sized tops. I sure couldn’t find one, at least one in a price range I was willing to pay, so I decided to just utilize a cute table I found and fix it up to meet my needs.
This side table (on the left) that I found at Homegoods was super cute and most importantly inexpensive but at 16″ across not quite big enough for my needs. So we removed the top, painted the base a new copper color, painted a new 30″ round top and screwed it onto the base. Super easy but MUCH more usable in this space!
I found the top on Etsy and we painted it using the same process that we did for our kitchen cabinets since I still have plenty of paint left over. Plus it cures so well that I know it will hold up to use on a side table.
It’s hard to see size in photos, but it fills up the corner so much better and was so much more inexpensive than buying a 30″ side table to begin with. I wish the design on the base was a bit more substantial but you can’t really see it in the room unless you’re sitting in the chair so I guess it doesn’t really matter anyway!
Now it’s much more functional and I could always add the old top back on if I need it in a smaller space (unless I end up using the top for something else).
Do you look at furniture wondering how you can change it to make it fit your space better? I think Jared hates this about me because it usually involves adding things to his “honey do list” Ha!
Great job on the table! I got a thing with round tables recently and looking to do some type of DIY on a large round dining table soon!