Tuesday, June 25, 2013

{gold + glass coffee table}

We had our previous Ikea coffee table for almost 5 years, it followed us from our first place in Silverlake all the way to our loft in downtown Los Angeles.  When we moved it to the loft, we actually bought a second one of the exact same table and pushed them together to make one massive table.  It wasn't even a coffee table, it was technically a tv stand and it worked really well for a long time....right up until it didn't.  After making a few small purchases for our living room like this art, these ottomans and these pillows, I suddenly realized just how long we had owned this crappy $40 table.  It was definitely time for an upgrade and given our smaller space I definitely wanted something that would make the space feel more open while still providing ample space for our guest's cocktails. 

We decided on looking for a two tiered gold and glass coffee table inspired by images like this and this.  I figured we could easily find a table like this at a vintage store or estate sale- even if it wasn't the right color I was more than willing to spray paint it.  My mom actually spotted this guy at an estate sale in California- took apart the frame, shipped it to us and I had two new pieces of glass cut for it. 

I really love how open this table makes the center of the room look plus the ability to actually see the items on the lower level is really welcome change from the previous table. 


  1. Gorgeous! I've been on the hunt for a coffee table like this for a few years. What a find!

    I'm dying to know where that adorable swan(?) match holder is from. It's darling.

    1. Nevermind, silly me didn't think to search your blog before asking. I found it. :)

  2. love the living room! and the coffee table looks great!

  3. Natalie, I love your blog! Just found you via a pin for the tissue paper party garlands. Your design aesthetic is gorgeous and this coffee table is a great find. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  4. Thanks for sharing. The coffee table seems so elegant and it fits your living room design. Good post.

  5. I have been on the hunt for a white tray like yours! So pretty! We have almost the exact same table, except I have a silver frame not gold. Very pretty!! ☺