coffee table fever

yes, very exciting* things happening are around here.  Anyway, in a nutshell, my mind seems to wander to the subject of “new coffee table” on a daily basis.  We need something different… that fits in with the feel of the rest of the house (think retro/ 60’s).  But here’s the main reason: our current coffee table (seen in this photo)contributed to this injury (eye) a while back, and frankly, I just don’t want another black mark on my record as “bad mom who owns dangerous furniture/household items”

That being said, here are some that I like.  Some cheap, some expensive, some too dark or too light.. but all good jumping off points.  My only requirements are 1) sturdy and 2) minimal sharp corners/death traps.  Please feel free to weigh in here because I can’t seem to make up my mind!  Or perhaps I haven’t found the right one!?

VEJMON Coffee table, black-brown Diameter: 35 3/8 " Height: 18 1/2 "  Diameter: 90 cm Height: 47 cm

ikea - not oval and kind of dark


Crate & Barrel $799 - too expensive

pretty, not very practical

IKEA STOCKHOLM Coffee table, golden brown Length: 66 7/8 " Width: 23 5/8 " Height: 17 3/4 "  Length: 170 cm Width: 60 cm Height: 45 cm

Ikea - fun 60's feel... but flimsy?

Seriously people, I need some direction.  And I’d like to move on to bigger and better things than “coffee table fever.”

*and by exciting, I mean not really =)


One thought on “coffee table fever

  1. Have you thought about one of those leather or fake leather ottomans that double as storage and the lid can be flipped over as a Table? I have my eye on a couple…one at Target and one at Cost Plus….plus it is extra seating as needed….essential in a small house. We have a coffee table in storage (sharp corners and well the house is still for sale and it takes up extra space)….but I like the ottoman idea….just a thought.

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