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Creative Glass Display Coffee Tables

Creative glass display coffee tables that show off collections in style. Be prepared for uniqueness!

Boat Glass Table

This glass display coffee table is custom built in the shape of a small boat. It's so adorable. But wait till you see what it holds inside. Via Gmcb.

boat glass coffee table with display of glass floats
A beautiful Fishing Glass Floats collection. Could be fun to hunt for just the right dinghy or small row boat, then turn it into a glass display coffee table!

Sun Porch
The glass display coffee table on this sun porch is equally brilliant.

Glass Display Coffee Table
It is made from an iron sewing machine base that is topped with an old Printer's Typecase Drawer, then filled with various seashells. Via My Home Ideas.

Pottery Barn Coffee Table
And then there's Pottery Barn's Glass Display Coffee Table. It doesn't have the old charm, but it's a pretty good one. And for a simple white version, go to Ikea!

Glass Display Coffee Table

If you have a seaworthy collection, a glass coffee display table is a great way to show it off. For more ideas, also view these small Curio Display Tables.
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fairmaiden said...

They have a pretty white one(shadow box coffee table) at Ikea too...for a great price. BUT that boat one-Wow!!! Love it.

The Hot Heads Groupie said...

I LOVE these! I have a good friend who has a coffee table like this in her living room and it looks amazing!

Last week I bought a "shadow box" from Marshall's that had the greatest "frame". It looked like the weathered side of a house w/small boards in varying shades of blue. Inside, however, it looked tacky and overdone. It was backed by a paper w/a very "busy" print and a metal star. I took it home, took it apart and removed the star and the paper. I replaced the paper with some scrapbook paper that looked like beach sand, then I added some real beach sand, tossed in a small white starfish and a couple of pretty white shells and put it all back together. It now sits on top of a table I have in my office. The great thing is that I can change the display out whenever I want.

I LOVE coffee tables like the ones you've featured. If they're not currently in the budget, however, of if you just want a nod to that look in one of your rooms, I spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $11 - $13. :)

Shorely Chic said...

the first one is so so cool! I have never seen anything like it, in love <3

I have a type-tray that I would normally fill with shells and hang on a wall - I think I might try and make a coffee table now though.

Thanks for the inspiration today :)

Nikki said...

Oh my gosh. I LOVE that boat one. I have a thing for curio tables (is that what they're called? I can't remember). We have your standard 4 square from Ikea but I have some sand dollars from Cannon Beach, Oregon. A sea snail from San Diego and starfish from our wedding in Isla Mujeres.

Kathysue said...

the glass floats in that display table are amazing!! Kathysue

Beach Combing... said...

Oh! Like the old sewing machine/printer's typesetting box - what cool idea for "re purposing" found treasures

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these coffee tables! One of my favorite new furniture pieces in our lanai! I am always changing things on top of it! Love the display area in these! ♥

Juju at Tales of said...

I am now completely obsessed with this coffee table. I wonder if Mr. Whimsy can make me one?

Heidiopia said...

Love the glass fishing floats! I'm sucker for the element of surprise ;)

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

I simply love them all - we re-purposed an old glass top table with sand dollars (you probably saw project on our blog) and just love it - in fact everyone that comes by just loves it!

Have a beachy & wonderful Memorial Day weekend.

Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea
"Celebrating the Coastal Lifestyle"

Elizabeth said...

How cute is that boat table! I love it.

Renee Finberg said...

too cute .
i love the boat.


Chance the Sea Dog said...

Gary McBournie's Nantucket nautical interiors is some of the best design work that we've seen. His selection and use of authentic nautical antiques just cannot be reproduced with the replica alternative. Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery

Fearless Nester said...

And I just passed up buying a shadowbox the other day for a really good price. Next time I'll know better. Leave it to you to find something cool I could do with it!! Nice! ~Lili

Beach House Living said...

We have the LL Bean dingy table here...Of course! We also have a larger old dinghy in storage, it needs a much bigger house.

The sewing base we have it currently has a butcher block top on it. I like that typography tray idea with a hinged glass top to keep out the dust.

Coffee display tables new, from recycled stuff just love those...that's my dream when miss LL Bean leaves.

bichonpawz said...

The boat one is to die for!!! And I do believe that I could seriously LIVE at Pottery Barn!! LOVE all their stuff!!! Your blog just knocks me out! Great inspiration!!

Pearl Maple said...

oh my, both of them are just perfect for a beach themed home, thanks for sharing the inspiration

Shellbelle said...

I'd take any one of these tables. Leigh did a fantastic job on her Pottery Barn knockoff. I need to get off the computer and get creative!

JBMDesigns said...

These are all amazing finds!! I will take one of - My favorite is the old printers drawer - iron coffe table. Beautiful way to upcycle!!

LoveoftheSea said...

I love the table made from an old sewing machine and printers tray! Awesome.

Rose West said...

That boat coffee table is the coolest table ever!

Flotsam Friends said...

I adore those cushions! Thank you from way back too for mentioning my driftwood Christmas Tree. I used your "I've been featured" button! Hope you don't mind! I'm about to embark on more of my beautiful Flotsam Friend dolls and have a complete gallery now on my blog. I've also made a lovely God's Eye using naturally dyed jute. Stop by sometime. Kindest, Px

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know of a glass display console table for behind a sofa?
I've been looking .. but can't find anything simple and nice.

Anonymous said...

can someone pleas tell me where is that boat coffee table from?????????? i have to get one!!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

The boat coffee table is custom made for a client by this design firm (or click image). I hope this helps!

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