Whether your coffee table is statement splurge from a department store or a vintage DIY project, its worth taking the time to decorate and style like you would any other area of your home. After all, it’s often the centerpiece of living and family room spaces. Just be sure to keep some room available to toss your feet up!
For this particular post, I sought out the help from local reclaim artist, Michael Difazio of Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry, for the perfect unique piece to put these helpful tips to work.
6 Tips to combine style and function to your coffee table
Use vintage boxes or wicker baskets to organize media and supplies.
Stacked books or magazines add colour to your table and allow you create different levels of height on the table.
Fresh plants or flowers liven up your space.
Don`t be afraid to mix both metals and styles of your decor. Personally I love mixing vintage and new pieces for an eclectic mix.
Adding unique objects ad personality to your space and become simple conversation starters.
Trays provide organization and do double duty breaking up a large coffee table.
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Michael Difazio Reclaim Artistry
Michael Difazio takes things that no longer serve their original purpose and give them new life! He sees beauty in the ugly and the unwanted.
This coffee table in particular is made of 2 1/4″ thick reclaimed solid maple bowling lane pulled from the Forest Glade Bowling alley in Windsor, Ontario. The metal base has been fabricated from 2″ steel tubing and finished with a clear coat leaving all the imperfections of the metal exposed. It’s a very masculine coffee table, the bare metal and dark walnut stain work very well together in creating a modern industrial look.
Michael’s inspiration for this piece was to take a piece of Windsor that had good vibes attached to it because, really, who hasn’t had fun while bowling? It is safe to say, Fun was had on this coffee table!
Almost all of Michael’s work is unique. There is nothing that he has ever built that the materials don’t have some sort of cool story behind them. Producing the same piece twice is impossible with the materials I use, every part used brings its own character to the table.