Styling Our New Coffee Table

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Enjoy this project for the family room of our previous home.  We’re currently remodeling a new-to-us home.  Click HERE to see how I’m totally changing my decorating style!

I’ve been busy, busy, busy playing in my family room for the last few weeks!

The latest addition is a new coffee table and my newly reupholstered couch.

A wooden coffee table styled with a tray and boxwood plants.

 Let’s talk about the beautiful reupholstered couch first.

The whole color scheme and feel of this room was inspired by these two stunning chairs from Pier I.

A floral armchair with shades of blue, pink and cream.

 You can see that the chairs have blues, greens, pinky red and some neutral colors in the print.  My couch was red previously and it really dictated what went on in the whole room.  This time around, I wanted to go for a neutral color for the couch that would go with absolutely anything.

 So I wound up with this soft, dove gray microsuede and I couldn’t be more pleased with my choice.  This is where the evidence of why it pays to invest in a good couch comes to light.  I bought this couch in 1999 and this is the second time that I’ve had it reupholstered.  My upholsterer told me that it (the frame) should last me for the rest of my life.  BTW – let me know if you’re looking for a good and affordable upholsterer in the Greensboro, NC area.

I made the chambray blue pillows on either end from fabric at a local store.  The smaller blue trellis pillows came from Christmas Tree Shops and were only $3 each!  I made the large pillow in the middle too.  When I saw that Pier I had drapery panels that match my new chairs, you better believe that I ran right over to snatch one up!  Drapery panels are a great source for fabric to make pillows with and are often less expensive than buying the same fabric by the yard.

There are pink flowers in a vase on the coffee table.

 The wooden coffee table is everything that I wanted in a new table – larger than my old one, rectangular in shape with a bottom shelf and a “light” feel.

The two leveled coffee table has a tray underneath it to.

I snatched up the ginormous basket on the bottom shelf when it was on sale at Pottery Barn.

It holds books, recent magazines, a blue and white container and my dough bowl filled with those awesome faux apples from Walmart.

There are green apples in the tray under the coffee table.

I was able to use a lot of items that I already had on hand for the coffee table decor.  It pays to pick up things that you fall in love with when you’re shopping and thrifting around, even if you don’t necessarily know where you’ll wind up using them.

There are candles on top of the coffee table.

 Oh and did you notice the new end table to the left of the couch?  It is so much more serviceable than my old one.  I added baskets from World Market that hold my laptop and various other items.  Since this is where I blog, it keeps everything right at my fingertips, but is so much tidier than before.

The lamp came from a Goodwill on my shopping trip to Atlanta a couple of weeks ago.  It was half of what the Goodwill’s where I live price their lamps.

A coat of gloss spray paint, a bit of wrapping paper and a piece of glass transformed an unfinished yardsale tray into a great addition to the table.  The blue and white vase came from a Goodwill in Atlanta too.  The gold grasshopper came from Hobby Lobby.  Metallic gold spray paint transformed it from the original dull brown that it was.

Inexpensive unfinished wood trays look great when made over with glossy spray paint, a piece of pretty wrapping paper and piece of glass cut to fit. :: WorthingCourtBlog.com

There is a blue and white vase with pink flowers in it.

I know you’re seeing little peeks of other changes in the background of some of these photos, but I can’t show you the whole thing yet!

I searched high and low for a terrarium to use and finally found the perfect one at Garden Ridge.  I was at a loss for what to put in it though until I realized that three of my faux apples would look pretty cute.  The pops of green help to pull in the green from my kitchen since this is all one large room.

A glass terrarium is beside a boxwood plant on the table.

 Remember that decorating your spaces are all about layering and texture.  The baskets and raised pattern on the blue planter bring in texture and the layered books and accessories create a finished look.

Check out the before and after of this same space.

The coffee table before.

The coffee table afterwards.

If you missed them, check out the other changes that I’ve made in this room so far.

New Chairs And A Transformed Table

Two floral armchairs.

A New Console Table And How To Layer Accessories For A Finished Look

A wooden hallway console table with a lamp and terrarium on it.

 Thank you for stopping by!

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19 Comments

  1. Lisa Cooper says:

    Suzy,
    This looks great! Who is your upholsterer?

    Hope you are doing well! We need to get together again for lunch!

    1. Hi Lisa. The upholsterer I used is 1st Choice Upholstery located in McLeansville. Phone 336-697-7737. Would love to see you!

  2. Penny @ The Comforts of Home says:

    I love the new coffee and end tables. The neutral colored couch was the perfect choice!

  3. Your living room looks wonderful, Suzy. I looove those chairs, and your upholsterer did a great job on the sofa. What brand is it? We have Flexsteel and they have held up really well, too. Looks like you had good luck thrifting- I’ll miss the thrift stores around here when we move.

  4. Wow, Suzy, this room looks great! You have been a busy lady. I haven’t been getting your posts for some reason. Glad I decided to pop over to see what you have been up to! And you are right…those faux apples from Walmart are amazing. I bought some for the house that we redid for our girls, to put in a white bowl on the kitchen counter. Everyone thinks that they are real! Lol!

  5. Suzy I love the new coffee table and the room really tune out fantastic. Love the baskets you used on the table too.

    Cynthia

  6. So updated Suzy! Those chairs are magnificent and so is your coffee table! LOVE the direction you are going!!!

  7. You home is beautiful and I love the accessories on the new table. Makes me want to grab a good book, and come take a siesta.

  8. It looks gorgeous, I love the new sofa, chairs and tables and you have them accessorized so beautifully. Such a pretty room. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.

  9. Sharon Avinger says:

    You have a good eye for color and accessories. I love the look of your new room!

  10. This is lovely! I am envious of your abilities at color and pattern mixing. What a pretty and inviting room! And now I think I may have to head to Walmart for some of those apples 😉

  11. Shirley@Housepitality Designs says:

    The room looks great…love the lighter feel in the sofa and the chairs….great choice for the table too…I bet you are planning the room arrangements for your new home….You do such a beautiful job in making those wonderful pillows!

  12. Suzy, your room is beautiful! I love the lighter colors that you are incorporating. The chairs are so pretty and the green apples are perfect to pull in the green from your kitchen. I’ve always loved your green kitchen, by the way.

    We still have our red couch upstairs in the bonus room. I sure loved it back when…it’s still just like new so convincing my husband to change it is a no go.

  13. Barbara Thorpe says:

    What is the name Of the fabric you’ve put on the chairs it’s gorgeous would love to have some

    1. I love that fabric too! These chairs are several years old from Pier 1 and I don’t believe they’re available any longer, so I’m sorry but I don’t have a fabric name or pattern number for you.