After much thought it was obvious really - it's obviously a coffee table!
I applied a coat of Duck Egg Blue Annie Sloan Chalk Paint all over to begin, and then when dried put on a second coat of Night Jewel Dulux Matt paint leaving the central column the original Duck Egg Blue to give a two tone effect.
Once this was completely dry wax was added and polished to complete the look.
After lots of coffee and thinking it hit me - a vinyl record was the answer.
Digging through a few vinyls I came across an old Black and White Minstrels record which had 'His Master's Voice' across the centre.
By adding this record to the centre of the reel my aim to produce a quirky, practical coffee table was complete.
It's surprising how much storage is available.
Now it's time for a well earned beer but before I go just one question:
What would you store on yours?