Couch Arm Table

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Today’s idea will solve all your problems.

Allow me to explain.

(Don't have time to read about it now? PIN it for later!)

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When putting together our living room, I knew most of our furniture was going to be wood and a very similar color, as we were building it all.

With that in mind, I decided to buy a few glass side tables from Pier 1.  You can find the small one here and I'm not sure if they sell the bigger one anymore, but it looks like this.

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They are not too chunky, they will match anything, and have been super easy to clean.

Here’s where it gets tricky.

I like to move my furniture around.  Sometimes it’s every few months, sometimes I change the furniture with the seasons.  It gives our living room a fresh new look, without actually buying anything.  

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Sometimes, depending on where the couch ends up, there is just not a spot for my beautiful side tables.  GASP! Not a spot?  Bryn would beg to differ.

But truthfully, we can’t have a side table in the walkway or right next to another side table.

So, what’s the solution?

This is the easiest thing I have ever built and quite possibly the most life changing.

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Is this really a thing? I’d imagine they sell these couch arm tables somewhere. I haven’t seen them where I shop.  Which is only Target and Hy-Vee, so obviously I have never seen these things. Or maybe I just came up with a grand idea.  Who knows.

Here was my life before.

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Praying my cup doesn't fall off...

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(Yes, it's a tipped over water glass.)

When I’m home by myself or eating my snack, I like to relax and eat on the couch.  And I always have a water cup with me.  

And trust me, the floor doesn’t work as a table.  I tried setting my water on the floor and it’s been knocked over twice! Once by me and once by the dog.

So, I rest my case.  This has truly changed my life - for now. Or until I move my furniture around again and actually have a side table next to the couch (or my coffee table back).

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Oh yes, and some of you are probably wondering how I built it.  I literally dug through our scrap wood box and found two pieces of wood the same size.  

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I then cut one more piece of wood for the top.

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I used wood glue and the nailer to put it together. Added some stain and finish and that’s it!

It's just a tad wider than the couch arm, so that way it fits snug and doesn't wobble around.

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