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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