I started with the TRULSTORP coffee table in white. I really liked this table because it is sturdy and we work from home (or apartment :)) so this offered an additional workspace.
I assembled the table but did not attach the liftable surface. I glued and then used a brad nailer to secure 3” x ¼” wood boards the sides of the table surface to frame it.
Next, I used a grey wood polystain to try to match the grey stain on the entertainment center. The polystain seals and stains in one step, and I used only one coat, which leaves streaks of white show through, looking like wood grain!
Then I used peel and stick slate tiles to fill in the rest of the table top, taking care to match the thicknesses so that the surface is as level as possible. (No spilled cocktails!)
You can only purchase a case online, but my local Home Depot had them in an individual sheet, for $3.99 ea. I used about 10- 15 sheets.
Once I finished tiling the table, I grouted it with black non-sanded grout that I had on hand.
Once we received the entertainment center, I quickly realized the stains did not match. The entertainment center had much more of a brown undertone, so I restained the table right over the grey! Here is the finished slate coffee table.
Slate side table
I also purchased the VITTSJÖ laptop stand to make a side table.