some months ago, mr.plain built me a coffee table.
my brief at the time was;
industrial. solid. steel. with big wheels.
he complied with this.
which, at the time, i loved.
it was exactly to spec.
but didn't really suit our space. (not that i told him that of course!)
a giant road case in my living room.
i decided that the problem was the material. too much silver for such a 'wood' oriented room.
i usually like to ground spaces with nature when i am styling a room. play it up with colour/metallics and then ground it with nature.
it needed a wooden top.
i was lucky enough to have inherited metres and metres of hardwood floorboards from a gorgeous girlfriend, and a couple of those boards could be spared to give the table a new personality.
we mixed 2 colours of stain to get a bespoke, vintage industrial colour, and also got a hammer out and beat the wood up a little.
i adore it.
the wood has 'aged' perfectly with the stain. it looks a similar vintage to the wooden vessel sitting on top of it.
bye-bye roadcase, hello coffee table!