When I read magazines, I have to remind myself that things have been staged for the magazine shoot. However, I always love that the coffee tables look so perfect. I decided to give our coffee table a “staged” look.
Our coffee table is not just for looks. It gets used every day, but that doesn’t mean it can’t look pretty. I bought this tray at a thrift store a while back and gave it a paint job and added some fun zebra paper to the tray.
While I enjoyed this tray, it was time for a new/fresh paint job.
I wanted a fresh look and decided on white. I stilled loved the zebra paper so I decided to use some more of it (it’s wrapping paper) again. For the ease of painting purposes I ripped out the original zebra paper. Plus, the thing I love is that I can easily change the paint and paper in the future for a new look.
I also wanted some greenery on my coffee table, but I am not the best at keeping plants alive in my house. I have six plants, and only two are thriving. The others have seen better days. I decided to try my luck at a faux greenery arrangement. I found this bowl on sale at Hobby Lobby and filled it with some rocks.
I then took this faux plant and cut off the stem so I could set it in the bowl. I am not sure what type of faux plant this is considered I might guess some sort of aloe or cactus.
Once I put in the greenery, I added more rocks. I am happy with the outcome. I am amazed at how real this plant looks. The key to its looking real is to keep it dusted. I put the bowl on a mirror I had on hand from a dollar store, and it was just the extra touch it needed.
You can see how much better the updated tray looks. I added a candle for some ambiance and a silver julep cup. The silver cup is personal to me, and I think it is nice to use items that are special. Right now, it is housing the matches. I also set out a deck of cards. We do love games around here, and those cards will get a lot of use.
The next thing I added was something tall. I found this tall blue container at TJ Maxx. Since I already had a candle on the table I put some corks in the container.
I think the new staging is a good update for the coffee table. So, here are the things you can do to stage your coffee table.