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A contemporary retouch on a rustic end table. Glass can always make even an older rustic end table look modern and beautiful.

Once upon a time, wooden materials usually gave tables an almost rustic, antiquated feel, especially when the wood used for the table looked visibly distressed (of course, but not structurally unsound). Today, Global Furniture USA takes it a step further and used a cleaner finish on the walnut legs as a the base, whilst outfitting it with frosted and clear glass onto the table, attached by four metal bars. The rustic end table has been retrofitted for use in the future.

Manufactured by the Global Furniture USA, this beautifully furnished rustic end table has been given a new lease of life by the company’s creative design team: Using walnut, traditionally a material used for furniture, gives the entire chassis of the table a strong foundational chassis, and grants the table an interesting feel of rustic and contemporary hues.

The next step is in the addition of the four steel struts that is also the basis of the table top and bottom storage layers, anchoring itself to the walnut frame for exceptional support and stability.

As you can see from the photo, the top layer is clear glass; this turns the table from rustic, to a glass end table that looks more modern and at home with present day apartments and homes (unless your vision for your home was meant as a rustic, antiquated home filled with wood and natural, organic shapes). The bottom layer attached to the steel struts is made of frosted glass, which gives it a beautiful bottom (and also hides whatever crumbs dropped underneath the table. The guests will never know!).

Of course, while beautiful, an important point to note is that glass is fragile, even with the more advanced construction methods available for toughened glass today. As such, it may not be a great idea for you to have this glass end table in your home if you have overactive pets, or young toddlers running around. If they were to run into the table and smash it, the injuries they can sustain can be quite devastating indeed, not just to them, but the shards pose a significant danger to everyone around as well.

Thankfully, this table is rather easy to clean thanks to the sleek, smooth surfaces. The glass is best cleaned with microfiber cloth to prevent unnecessary water streak marks from marring the surface, and the steel and walnut just needs a wipe down. However, do ensure that these surfaces are both dried after wiping; the steel MAY corrode overtime if not dry, and the walnut can absorb the water, potentially warping it (especially after years of use, when the protective coating can wear out)

Pros:-

End Table Clear with Walnut colored legs

From the Global Furniture USA T646 Collection

1 Year Limited Manufacturer Warranty

Clear frosted glass with walnut Legs

Contemporary style-works great with most any décor

Cons:-

Not ideal for homes with very active animals or young toddlers.

Preferably good to keep surfaces dry

Rated:-

4.4/5 at buff.ly/2bwNg3U (Click here to read the reviews)

 

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Sofa tables are really great: their versatility in the various tasks and usage combined with sturdy construction techniques and modern materials allow them to be made from almost anything, with surprisingly good durability and toughness.

The question is what are the possible advantages of the sofa tables over the other versions? There are so many permutations and different types of tables like the console table, or the end table sets. What makes the sofa table so different?

Let’s do a little comparison.

To start, let’s use the antique console table. These tables are derived from the older designs of the 17thcentury tables used by the French. They are well made, durable and very useful in a myriad of situations and circumstances.

However, most of the time, the antique console table is almost exclusively made out of hardwoods. While these impart a great amount of tensile strength and durability, the very same properties make it rather expensive to construct. These hardwoods usually take a fair amount of time to grow and harvest (usually upwards of 5 years or sometimes even a decade at a minimum!) Often, cyclic demand of these hardwoods can also periodically drive up their prices, causing the price of the antique console table to soar beyond the current market value. Unless you have deep pockets or are hell bent on a console table, these usually may place them out of the reach of many consumers (for a while at least).

The next categories of tables are the end table sets. These end table sets are usually not made of hardwoods, but rather of varying types of materials that range from veneer boards, MDF (Medium Density Fiberboards) all the way to plastics and even metals and glass. The huge differences in types of materials used also vary the costs of the end table sets.

Usually, the cheaper end table sets are constructed of veneer and MDF, which grants them moderate strength and durability. These are usually nowhere near the strength of hardwoods, but at least they are much cheaper. That also means that the cheaper end table sets aren’t able to hold as much weight too.

The better made ones constructed of steel and occasionally glass usually is much more expensive, but have strengths likely exceeding some hardwood models. However, glass can be dangerous for homes with hyperactive pets or curious toddlers, and can cause grievous harm to them, so that is a point to note.

Usually, sofa tables are often constructed with several materials blended into its design (i.e. MDF/veneer boards combined with metal and plastics) to give a better, all round balance of strength, durability and price. Of course, these sofa tables also come in many variants for different purposes.

For the buying who loves having a beautiful, modern and contemporary home, the glass sofa table is a great choice (assuming he doesn’t have a young child at home, and he’s not too clumsy either) for his own enjoyment, or for having guests over.

For the more family oriented, traditional family, a rustic sofa table made of a combination of hard and soft woods, supported with metallic struts would give a sense of warmth and coziness to the living room, making it the ideal place for the children to grow up in.

Visit Amazon for some excellent choices

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I came across this article and since I just love her blog I had to share it here. I love this look, take a look and see what you think.

For the Love of Brass

When I first started this blog it was called “The Brass Petal” because it combined my two favorite things – brass and flowers. But after I won DesignStar I figured it would be better to have it be my name (and buff.ly/2bla0Po was taken by a graphic designer- you’re welcome “Other Emily”).

This is all to say that my love of brass and gold goes 10 years back. These days all metals are competing for most glamorous and matte brass is having a bigger moment.

Now before you send all your shiny brass to the pawn shop and flood our comment area with “I thought you loved all brass,” know that I still love polished brass, specifically unlacquered brass (for how it ages naturally and has a patina) but yes, matte brass is happening and we are into it.

Bright & Beautiful

It could be brushed or satin and I’m not talking about “aged,” the brass we are talking about is bright and beautiful like it’s polished sister just less shiny, and it’s everywhere right now. While I do love an antique ornate frame or chandelier if you want to do this in a more modern way go for simpler shapes with less ornate detailing, carving, or fuss.

While this one may technically not be a residential living room, those matte brass chairs and tables are just too good not to include and is making us want to jump on the first flight to Milan to stay in this beautiful hotel.

If this is tempting you and making you consider going to the gold side, we’ve rounded up many a piece that is on the market now for your shopping/styling/loving pleasure:

You can take a look at the awesome pieces that they have come up with by reading the original article:



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Because so many of you have asked me to do reviews on baby products, like what is the best baby changing table dresser and 4 in 1 convertible cribs, I know most of you would enjoy this article on baby nurseries.

Some people really think outside of the box when it comes to design and style and are able to come up with some really awesome ideas. All of which can help give others some really great ideas for designing rooms in their homes or offices or where ever they want to design a room.

Everyone wants to bring their new baby home to a beautifully designed well styled baby nursery.  So I just knew when I came across this wonderful article I had to share it with you guys. Believe me as always you will not only love it, you just might get some really cool ideas.

You can read it below:

It’s time for yet another e-design reveal and this time we have after photos to show you.  Our lovely client Sophie and her husband, were expecting their second baby and contacted us to help them with a few rooms in their house – one being their new nursery.

The room itself is a really interesting shape with lots of cute moulding details and gets a ton of natural light, which was a great base for us to work with.  They had already painted the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl which is an EHD fave.

The brief from Sophie was very simple indeed: A neutral nursery.  I actually had a conversation with her to find out a bit more and she sent over a few tips for what they were looking for furniture-wise.

– We have a cute white crib that is circular and can change from small to large 

– We have a changing table top that can go on a new dresser 

– I would like to get a new dresser, a new glider (not a rocking chair), bedding, a small book shelf, lamp, art work, and accessories

– Do not need window treatments – there are pretty white shutters in this room 

– The room is painted Gray Owl (Benjamin Moore) 

– Hot pink, I love hot pink.

Our designer Ali got to work on it and came up with two different schemes using a fairly neutral palette and brought in pops of color through the use of accessories.

Ali laid everything out on a plan to show Sophie where things should be placed. I thought it looked great and Emily checked it over and said “You ladies are good”. We moved forward.

The room turned out super cute and we love how the light woods and whites work with the pops of colour and gold tones.

Sophie stuck with the original dresser that we proposed and we actually think this works the best.  The light wood brings a nice warmth to the space whilst the rounded edges and white accents keep it feeling young and fresh.

We love the crib Sophie chose, the soft organic edges and legs are a great added detail.  The rug works really well in here and pops off the neutral colour carpet.

Read the full article and see the awesome photos that go with the full article here:



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A beautifully made white sofa table with an antique, art deco style top. It is extremely beautiful, and blends well with great modern interior design of any style!

Have you ever wanted a beautiful white sofa table to match the window drapes and curtains?

Now you can! This Home Accent table would be one of the best fits for that. It is beautifully made, delicate looking and will fit any modern home décor.

Made of wood, this rustic sofa table is exquisitely constructed and painted in pure white. The white color of this table seems to give it an air of exclusiveness and classy elegance, especially when paired with similarly white window drapery, or with other furniture that is white.

Surprisingly, it also seems to go extremely well with colors on the opposite end of the spectrum, giving your home a seemingly large juxtaposition of tones, highlighting the beauty and creativity (or eccentricity) or the home designer.

Perhaps the most striking thing about this table that gives it a rustic feel is the art deco style of carving on the top face of the table. Intricately carved and immensely beautiful, the surface is of course a welcome sight to see when placing something on its surface.

Perhaps the more artistic of home owners would further customize and accentuate the carvings by adding on marker highlights or even repainting the carvings a darker hue, further contrasting the already beautiful curves and sweeps of the carvings.

Despite the larger dimensions of 35 x 14 x 29 inches, the rustic sofa table is not heavy: it weighs a mere 21 pounds. This is both an advantage and disadvantage.

The advantage is that because of its relatively light stature, assembling this rustic sofa table is made easy, as the individual parts are light to carry around the home. This also means that a single person can easily assemble the table in any corner of the home or apartment with little difficulty.

The disadvantage here is that the table will not be able to handle very heavy loads on the table tops. The wood is not solid, so that also means that the same quality that makes the table light, also somewhat reduces its load bearing capacity (Then again, this table was never rated for heavy loads) which can make the table look and feel somewhat flimsy.

Another possible disadvantage is that the white is easily dirtied, and after some time it CAN turn a little chalky (Though this doesn’t always happen. It depends on the conditions the paint is subjected to). So, it would be a good idea to seal the paint with a sealant spray first, or to repaint it in a different colour, if so you choose.

Pros:-

Solid white sofa table

Easily painted over a new color if you choose

Intricate carving on surface for beautiful décor!

Dimensions are 35 x 14 x 29 inches.

Cons:-

Assembly required

A little flimsy (the table itself is not very heavy)

A good idea to spray a sealant on the table before usage

Rated:-

4.4/5 stars (click here to read them)

 

 

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A 4 in 1 crib also known as a convertible crib grows with your baby. This is the most popular type of convertible crib and can change into the following beds:

crib

toddler bed

daybed

full/twin bed

These type of beds are designed to grow as your child grows which makes them a great choice for many parents.

The 4 in 1 baby crib is not the only type of convertible crib. There are 3 types of conversion levels for these type of cribs.

Before purchasing you should decide how many levels of conversions will suit your needs.

It’s important to know that:

The more conversion options the crib has, the more the crib will cost.

The more conversion options the crib has, the more use you will get out of the crib.

The more use you get out of the crib, the longer you will have the crib.

The longer you have the crib, the less money you spend on furniture for your kids room.

The less money you spend on furniture for your kids room, the more you can spend on a really nice console table.

 

You can see on the table below the 3 types of convertible cribs along with the different positions they convert to:

Types of Convertible Crib

Bed Positions

2 in 1 Convertible Crib

1. Standard crib
2. full/twin size bed

3 in 1 Convertible Crib

1. Standard crib
2. daybed
3. full/twin size bed

4 in 1 Convertible Crib

1. Standard crib
2. toddler bed
3. daybed
4. full/twin size bed

They all convert from crib to full/twin bed, it’s the ‘in between’ beds you have to decide if you want or not.

Worth the Upfront Cost

Although these types of cribs cost more then regular cribs, what you save in future furniture cost far out way the larger initial cost.

Because 4 in 1 convertible cribs have such an advantage over regular cribs, many parents are really taking a good look at them.

These types of beds allow parent to purchase a single piece of furniture one time and use it at several different stages throughout their child’s life.

This one purchase is possibly saving:

gas

shipping fees

packing material

trees

And probably so much more, think about it. You won’t have to go out and purchase a toddler or twin bed if you purchased a 4 in 1 crib.

All you have to do is change the crib to a toddler bed, and don’t think your kid won’t get a kick out of that.

Changing their bed from a crib to a toddler bed? They no longer have to wait for you to come and take them out. That is unless they were a climber and the crib didn’t even hold them in

None the less they can’t wait to get out of that brand new toddler bed fifty plus times a night so you can put them back in only so they can get back out again.

Little known to so many new unsuspecting  parents – Going from crib to toddler bed puts you on a whole new journey with your new toddler as they explore the depths of your true patience with  their constant getting in and out and in and out of their brand new toddler bed.  

Toddler Rails

You might want to make sure your convertible crib comes with toddler rails because many of them don’t.  If you happen to check the questions on Amazon, you will see some people got toddler rails with their crib and others didn’t.

Maybe it had something to do with the color they purchased, I don’t know. But if you’re really concerned about getting them I would contact the seller and ask if they come with the order before purchasing.

Get Them on Amazon

If the crib you want doesn’t come with toddler rails that’s no problem because you can get them from Amazon. There are so many different kind you’re sure to find something you like.

You can also read the reviews to get an idea of how good the product is. Some reviewers might even have pictures of the item in use.

Product

Title

Munchkin Sleep Bed Rail, Grey

Munchkin Sleep Bed Rail, Grey

DaVinci Toddler Rail Conversion Kit, White

DaVinci Toddler Rail Conversion Kit, White

Child Craft Logan Toddler Guard Rail for Lifetime Convertible Crib, Jamocha

Child Craft Logan Toddler Guard Rail for Lifetime Convertible Crib, Jamocha

Safety 1st Top-of-mattress Bed Rail, Cream

Safety 1st Top-of-mattress Bed Rail, Cream

BabyHome - Side Baby Bed Rail - Nursery Safety Rail Mesh w/ Straps - Sand(Tan)

BabyHome - Side Baby Bed Rail | Nursery Safety Rail Mesh w/ Straps - Sand(Tan)

Summer Infant 2-in-1 Convertible Crib to Bedrail

Summer Infant 2-in-1 Convertible Crib to Bedrail

So the crib not having toddler rails is not an issue at all, you can always purchase them later when they’re needed.

Mattress

Almost all of the mattress are sold separately so be prepared to purchase one. Most 4 in 1 baby cribs take a standard size crib mattress but make sure you check what size the crib you want to purchase will need.

That way you can order it when you order the crib and hopefully they will arrive at about the same time and you don’t have to wait on the mattress..

You can take a look at mattresses on Amazon and find the one just right for your needs. You’ll also be able to read what others have to say about a…

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