When we bought this house, it came with a large room downstairs that we decided would be perfect to fill with a big couch and make a ‘movie room’ for cold, dark winter nights.
The only problem with such a big couch was where to put our beverages? We have two big dogs who love to cuddle with us, and we needed a place to put snacks, drinks, and tv remotes where they wouldn’t get spilled or lost between cushions.
So Pinterest to the rescue! We saw a cool behind the couch table, and decided to put our own spin on it.
We immediately sketched out what we wanted it to look like, and measured for boards.
After ensuring it was the correct fit, it was time for staining. We picked a rich walnut colour to blend with the couch a bit.
Once staining was done, Matt added some perfect touches to the table. He added holes to where we could loop in things that plug. This is great so we can add a lamp behind the table (the room gets pitch black), and also plug in our phones/laptops when we’re downstairs. He drilled 2.5″ holes, and bought cord covers that you use to manage the cables on your desk.
Once the stain dried, it was time to position the tables behind the couch. We took apart the sofa, and did a deep clean on the floor before putting things in.
Then we were able to pull the couch in. Overall, I think it looks awesome!
Overall, the project was super easy. We used big flat pieces (2×6 boards) to prevent things from falling into cracks. (also, much more affordable).