My recent ottoman rehab has me loving the new place to put my feet. I also love the size of the ottoman because its more proportional to the room.
The Original coffee table just looked so small. After a few weeks of using my ottoman I did miss one thing…a place to put my coffee and tea. My morning usually begins on my couch with a cup of coffee and my day usually ends in my living room with a cup of tea. Sometimes during movie and t.v. watching we have popcorn or snacks. The only place I could put my coffee was on the side table or the floor. The floor doesn’t work with dogs. The side table is great, but what about the Hubs?
The solution: A large tray
I went off looking for a large tray at Wal-Mart, Target, and TJ Max. I even popped into Bed Bath and Beyond and Micheals. They all had trays but I wanted a big tray. I was beginning to see that there were not many out there and the ones online were kind of pricy. I remembered seeing this project on Pinterest.
The blogger over on craftynest came up with this great idea. I am not as artistic with a paint brush as she is, but I thought I could do a modified version. Like her, I was able to find a massive amounts of cabinet doors at my local re-store. My problem was that I wanted a HUGE door. A small one would look dinky on my big ottoman. I figured my cabinet door wouldn’t come from a kitchen cabinet, but instead, maybe a pantry. This was a little harder to find. Patience was the key. I finally had to make a trip to the city. The closest “city” to me is really just a larger metropolis. I really don’t know if it qualifies as a city, but its more city than where I live 45 minutes away. While I was eating my Chick-Fil-A sandwich (I am obsessed with Chick-Fil-A and I go there when I make the trip) I decided that I would look at their local Re-Store, which is much larger.
It was a little out-of-the-way, but it was worth it. I found what I was looking for.
I don’t know where it came from. There was not a pair or any door like it. I am guessing it came from a pantry that had drawers underneath. The great thing is it has modern lines..Perfect! I snagged it for $2.00 along with some trim for .20¢ a pop for my bicycle frame.
Since I was in the process of painting the bottom shelf of my rehabbed ottoman, I just threw the door in the painting mix. I sanded, primed and painted it.
I purchased these two knobs at Lowes. I went with black because my only other option was satin nickel. Nothing in my living room is satin nickel but there are black accents in my bench, my artwork, my console table, and my fireplace.
I added two of those to the
door tray. And here you go:
Now, I have a place to put my coffee! This afternoon I went home for my lunch break and the Hubs had put his coffee cup (still a little full) on the floor. I heard a “lapping” sound coming from one of the dogs and Finnley was going to town on some cold coffee. This won’t be a problem anymore.
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