Friday, June 17, 2011

Looking for a Kid Friendly Coffee Table

I got this beautiful Mohawk area rug today that I am just in love with. I would love for it to go in my bedroom, but until the floors are done it will have to stay in the living room. As I sat looking at the rug I couldn't help but thinking something was missing..and bam it hit me! Something was missing, my coffee table.

I'm not sure if I ever shared with you guys, but I had a glass coffee table as well as glass end tables (ya with four kids, what was I thinking). Notice I said HAD a glass coffee table. This past Halloween as we were ready to head out the door, my youngest son sat on the table with a little extra bounce and shattered it! Thank goodness he was OK, however there was no saving the coffee table.

Here we sit almost a year later with no coffee table. I'm just not sure what I am looking for, but I do know it has to be able to stand up to my kids.

I was thinking of switching it up and going with a more traditional style brown coffee table, as opposed to the square coffee tables I always had, like this one...

But if I go wood this means I need knew end tables as well. If I stick with a glass top I can match it with my end tables we have.

This Grace Garden Cocktail table would match perfect, but then that brings me back to the glass not being a "safe" choice. If decided instead I would just focus on wood topped tables with matching end tables. I really loved this set!

I thought it was simply stated, yet had a little extra flair in a warm chestnut finish. I also could use that under table shelve for quite a few things. Now I just have to convince the hubby the kids won't break it!



Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I know how you feel. I need a coffee table for my family room. Those are all great choices, but I think I would skip the glass one this time (especially with four kids) and go with the round one.

Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooooh I love the chestnut finish!

Love the glass but seriously don't love glass cleaner!

When you talk your hubby into it, can you tell me what you said? So I can tell mine the same thing?

Darcy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

We need a new coffee table. The old one has rough, sharp edges. I need a round one that I can hide stuff in!

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

no glass!!!!! they make it sooo messy- you will be cleaning it every 3 seconds, lol

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the round coffee table, I took mine out when my granddaughter was small (they lived with me) don't really know why, I didn't do that with my kids.

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