Family Room Decorating Idea: Live Edge Sofa Table for the Hubby
To see the updated version of our family room with this table, read this post: Our ‘Real’ Family Room Makeover – The Final Reveal
No, livin’ on the edge does not refer to that one time I ran out of wine, it refers to my motto with decorating our family room.
We’d lived in our home for about a year and had a good feel for what it needed with regard to flow and function. So, this meant that the kids played in the fam room much less than we thought they would and hubby watched a whole lot more TV than we thought he would (as Maggie says ‘Mommy is good at Decorating, Daddy is good at TV’).
So, I thought I’d honour my motto to live on the edge with a live edge sofa / bar table for hubby-cakes. Not only is it an epic hunk o’ wood – it’s also a sofa table that doubles as a bar table for him and his friends to sit and drink beer at – I like to encourage his hobbies and passions.
I’m sure you’ll remember my sliding barn door (here) and it was the same magician who made this table. Using a 75 year old hunk of wood and 4×4’s he created a beautiful and functional piece of furniture!
It is approx 7′ long, 34″h and 15″d.
I found these industrial style stools at good old London Drugs seeing as WE DON’T HAVE A TARGET ANYMORE BUT I’M NOT ANGRY OR UPSET ABOUT IT, NO NOT AT ALL, IT’S AWESOME. I LOVE THAT MY ONLY SOURCE IN TOWN FOR DECOR IS HOME SENSE, LONDON DRUGS OR FREAKIN’ WALMART!
Using an ancient Japanese method (for real!) he torched the legs to give them a super dark and completely water proof finish. He cleaned up the top, added a lovely satin varnish and BAM it was done and on my doorstep!
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Since the above photos, I changed the stools to something a weee bit more comfy for the ole tooshie…
To see how this awesome table looks in our NEWLY renovated family room, read here: Our Real Family Room – The Final Reveal
Because we have a sliding patio door out to the back yard, this part of the family room tends to be a bit of a thoroughfare, so finishing off the back of the sectional with a shallow piece was a great way to keep things open, but still functional.
So there you have it. See? It’s not about me ALL the time, sometimes I do think of Tim’s needs too. YA RIGHT – I LOVE THIS TABLE AND ITS ALL MINE!
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I looked at these stools at London Drugs and didn’t know whether to trust my tastes i.e. I liked them but London Drugs for furniture?? They look great! Heading back in the morning. Your room looks amazing. Love the sofa table and would die for that barn door!
Hi Kylie! Your post is just perfect. A perfect combo of preciseness and a healthy dose of humor….thank you! I’ve been gobbling up as many posts as I’ve been able and totally love all of them. Made my morning this one did :)). Question, maybe I missed it but was wondering about your family room paint colors. Nice palette, curious as to the names. I’ve been redoing rooms since my daughter and son have spread their wings and married/son moved into basement bedroom. Lightening and warm graying-up (is that even a phrase lol) my space and loving it. Two more rooms to go! Kitchen and spare room. Have noche travertine backsplash in kitchen so I’ve been struggling. But I’ll get there! With all this awesome inspiration and face-breaking smiling I do while reading this I have faith it’ll come to me. A big thank you for making my Monday morning. Enjoy the week.
Thank you for such a lovely comment Robin (it’s comment catch-up day for me as it’s been a busy few months!). Our family room paint colours are…
Benjamin Moore Navajo White (cream) and Sherwin Williams Pewter Tankard (grayish). I’m loving these colours so far and don’t plan on changing them anytime soon (which is a novel idea for me!)
I LOVE live edge furniture! Your new table is gorgeous!
(and I’m more than a little jealous! 😉 )
We have a table in exactly the same place, but yours is much prettier!
I’ve seen this project before and thought it was such a great idea to keep food of the furniture (and off you..I spill a lot haha) Looks great! And I love the stools too.
It looks fantastic (as always!). One of these days I am going to see it in person 😉 xo
What a great sofa table. I love the way your room looks. So comfy and inviting!
Thank you Tee! We’re really enjoying it. Fun with the kids in the day and then good for adult time once they are in bed too!
Gorgeous! And I love the stools there, too. The whole room is beautiful!
I love your living room , the sliding Barn Door, and that table! Gorgeous!!!
I have some serious table envy. That is gorgeous! But.. I do have a Target! Trade? 😉 I do have another question though.. Although I live in Virginia now, I grew up on the Mainland, and have made many a visit to London Drugs.. they have FURNITURE NOW?!
Yes! Not a lot, and many are quite questionable, but for the price it’s pretty good bang for buck!
So I’m digging the stools at the sofa table. What a great way to keep food off the couch!
Thank you Amy, yes we are LOVING it for snacks and crafts AND adult time!
Your home is absolutely beautiful! I love it.
Wow, thank you Andrea! I’m always my own worst critic, which is probably why I change things all the time (or maybe it’s the OCD 😉 We are quite enjoying things as they are right now, so hopefully this phase will stay for a while!
I love this table and I love your style. Everything is so pretty and functional! You have a new fan…lil ol me! Thanks!
Hi Jacquelyn, thank you SO MUCH – I take that as a huge compliment coming from you and have subscribed to your lovely site!
Chat soon 🙂
Love this room!
Well thank you Kathy! I love your site, you can cook, I’ll decorate and we’ll TAKE OVER THE WORLD!
Chat soon 😉
Kylie, what a gorgeous home! May I ask the paint color on the fireplace wall?
Hi Miss Kim, thank you for asking! That is Sherwin Williams Pewter Tankard and I looove it. I get tired of paint colours really quickly and I’m still lovin’ this guy. It is a nice heavy gray with no cool undertones and so far it has coordinated with everything I’ve put with it.
Thank you for asking and visiting my site!
Beautiful room. Where did you get the gray chairs?
Hi Colette, thank you! It was a few years ago, but i think they were Ashley Furniture!