Everyone loves a great looking coffee table. Surprisingly, almost anything can be called a coffee table. I still have fond memories of that old wooden spool that was made into a coffee table. The classic beauty holds memories I have today, the other furniture in the room was not so lucky. What kind of coffee table round you have tells a lot about your personality and your style. Of course, some people – such as me – prefer antique coffee tables. These go great in any room. A coffee table is often referred to for a living room table, but I have one in my den and in my office. Don’t restrict yourself by a name. These beautiful antique coffee tables with glass top go great in almost any room of your home or office. If you have a need for a coffee table, you should consider getting an antique one. There is nothing that compares to one of these awesome beauties.
Well, I think it is time to discuss a real antique with a faux antique. Both will have that antique look. The difference is that one antiques look is authentic and the other one is chemically induced in most cases. There is also a difference in cost. The authentic tends to be more expensive, but this is not always the case. I have seen many antique-looking coffee tables that cost more than I make in a year.
Now, where do you think you get an antique coffee table? Well, usually you will not find authentic antique-looking coffee tables at any local retail chain or department store. You can find the faux antique coffee tables at those locations though. For an authentic beautiful coffee table, you will probably have to hit some thrift stores and a few antique shops. This is a lot of fun and interesting. There is nothing as perfect as entering an antique store and browsing through the antiques.
You can also get these as gifts from people. Of course, getting such a gift is an honor. I remember once I got one and saw how ugly it looked. I decided to spend the weekend stripping and refinishing the coffee table with marble top. I have been offered a lot of money for that coffee table. A little bit of work and I had a masterpiece on my hands. When you have and antique coffee table to work with, the job is made considerably easier.
Now that you have that perfect antique coffee table, I would like to suggest a few tips on keeping it clean and looking “antique”. I would use a polish, not soap and water; obviously, this is saying no-no to those harsh cleaner sprays. You want a good, clean coffee table, but you want a coffee table that is gonna last a while. Come on, it made it far enough to be called an antique coffee table, it should be given the respect due it.Wherever and however you get your antique coffee table, rest assured you will get years of good, practical use of that coffee table with claw feet as long as you take care of the coffee table. Relax, sit back, and keep those feet off the table!