4 DIY's to Get You Thinking Outside the Traditional Coffee Table Box

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Finding the perfect coffee table can at times be challenging and discouraging. Especially when you have something in mind and can’t seem find the right source. Often a laborious search, you may find yourself looking at countless coffee tables that all resemble each other before finding your perfect match. But don’t fret. Here are a few tables that are completely unique and outside of the typical coffee table box to spark some inspiration.

4 DIY Coffee Tables to Get You Thinking Outside the Coffee Table Box - Terrarium Table on the Interior CollectiveImage: Pop Sugar Home

For the green thumb in all of us, try making a greenhouse coffee table! Studio Choo built a mini greenhouse filled with terrarium-friendly plants that also functions as a cool coffee table, creating a pretty and inexpensive masterpiece.

4 DIY Coffee Tables to Get You Thinking Outside the Coffee Table Box- Lampshade on the Interior CollectiveImage: Ya Pins

This coffee table is made out of a large lampshade base. All that was added was a round surface top. For an easy DIY and a stylish table consider adding a gold coat or painting the entire piece one color to modernize it!

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Above we see stacks of magazines being used as legs holding up a glass top. This idea of upcycling is the epitome of cool but wouldn’t allow you to read those magazines so make sure to use magazines that you are not going to want to read periodically.

4 DIY Coffee Tables to Get You Thinking Outside the Coffee Table Box - Suitcase Table on the Interior CollectiveImage: Projectville

This coffee table solution is not only easy but also very affordable. Just stack 2 vintage suitcases on top of each other, filing them with heavy substances to keep them from toppling over. This can also make for more storage for those who need it.

What do you think of these coffee table ideas? Are you willing try something a little different with your own coffee table?

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Kirsten Grove has always had a passion for interior design. Simply Grove is Kirsten's creative outlet for all things aesthetically beautiful. Started in 2008 as a way to show off eye catching design and decor from all over the world, Simply Grove has become a hang-out for like-minded creatives with a love of interiors and an appetite for design eye-candy. You will also find Kirsten featured in publications and sites like Better Homes and Gardens, Lucky Magazine, RealLiving Magazine, Elle Decor.com, HGTV.com and Design Sponge to just name a few. She was also named one of Babble’s Top 50 Design Mom Bloggers of 2011 and has been a speaker at Alt Summit 2011, 2012 and 2013.