The Tray on the Coffee Table

Good Morning sweet friends!  The sun is up and shining this morning what a welcome change from yesterday.  We had some snow and blizzard conditions yesterday which moved quickly across West Texas. Loved the snow and I’m really thankful for the moisture it brought to the ground. While I’m still going around doing a little cleaning and organizing here and there, I passed by the coffee table and thought it might be time for a small change.


I’m kind of attached to this look on my coffee table, the glass hurricane inside the tray.  It just seems to belong right there, but I like to change up whatever else is inside the tray. So I looked around the house to see what I could use to freshen up the tray.

Faux is the key word for all of the greens on display.  The boxwood topiary,  the orchid, the fern and moss sphere.

Lately I love to include some crystal on the table, it adds nice sparkle and shine.  Right here I’ve placed a vintage flower “frog” into a small crystal dish and added the faux orchid.

Another look at the “Spring is just around the corner”  vignette on my tray, which looking at this picture makes me think it is also time to switch the darker pillows out to lighter ones.  Ripple effect, right?

So glad you could join me again – thank you!

Changes to the Coffee Table

Hello friends, are you having a good week so far?  We’ve enjoyed some cooler weather around here and that’s when lots of chores and projects get done in and around the house.  Painting the coffee table had been on my ” to do” list for a while now. We’ve been on a roll around here painting everything white, the table was my next victim.


After a couple of trips to Lowe’s, shopping for all of the essentials (paint,stain) the top of the table was removed, then both pieces were sanded and prepped.

I primed the base of the table and then painted it with some white paint I had left over from a previous project.  Sherwin Williams “Zurich White”, same color I used to paint the fireplace a while back.

My husband sanded and re-stained the table top a darker color, but it didn’t turn out well at all.  (no picture of the darker stain).  We ended up painting the table top and using Polyurethane to seal it.  The paint for the table top was purchased at Lowe’s, Valspar “Fired Earth”…I actually brought home a sample of the paint and it was enough to cover the top completely.

I’m enjoying the fresh new look of the table, still has imperfections but that’s okay.  I always feel better when I can check a project off my “to do” list.  Now, let’s see what else can I paint white?