If you saw my post on the DIY Mercury Glass Tutorial, you might have noticed something different about my living room.
I’ve been living with this fat-bottomed (still on my Queen kick) coffee table for several months.
lol, Indy’s horrible hair cut. Ew.
I bought it with the intention of turning it into an ottoman. After the Christmas decorations went down, I pulled out my ottoman supplies. I had purchased this fabric before YHL made it cool. Months ago. Just sayin… I bought it online, thinking the colors would go with the rug, and I’d be able to layer patterns. But, it wasn’t really jiving with me.
In theory I thought it might work.
But, it just didn’t seem to “go.” It can’t always be Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan chemistry. Life is cruel that way.
So I did what any DIYer would do: start trolling the classifieds for something that would work. Chomp chomp, click click. That’s the sound of internet trolls doing work.
I found this little beaut. A lot smaller than Big Woody (get your mind out of the gutter), which helped the scale of the room a bunch. We decided to ditch the tall circle table as well, leaving room for you to actually walk behind the chairs to the window seat.
*Please don’t mind the puppy photo bombs. That’s just something you’re going to get here. Ain’t nobody got time for keeping dogs outta pictures.
I’m telling you, this room has been HARD to furnish. The scale is tough. It’s a really small room with hard layout. The window seat, fire place, half wall, and walkway made is so there were no walls to put your furniture to. I was 100% new to “floating furniture.” But I think it’s coming together. Should I remind you what we started with?
Anyway. Back to the new coffee table. I decided to give it a Mercury Glass treatment the same time as the vases.
The Looking Glass paint didn’t have the effect on the frame as I wanted, but it still gave it a slightly tarnished metallic look.
The transformation wasn’t anything hugely noticeable. A subtle +1 in my opinion.
And here’s how it all fits together.
What do you think? Do you like the ottoman better or the Mercury Glassed table? And do you have a hard time with scale/furniture too?