Saturday, October 24, 2009

Decorating a Sofa Table

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I posted back in early September asking advice on how to decorate my new sofa table. Well I got a lot of good advice and this week it finally all came together.

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I started with these three candleholders I already had from Hobby Lobby’s last 80% home decor clearance sale and I added these DIY embossed candles to them.

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One of the most repeated piece of advice I received was to add a basket to the bottom shelf. So this was my very first new purchase for the table. This basket has come in very handy for storing newspapers and magazines until they are read and recycled.

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My friend Latasha surprised me with this gorgeous Fleur de Lis platter that she knew would look terrific in my family room. I have gradually started picking up various Fleur de Lis pieces since then because it reminds me of home (I was born and raised in south Louisiana and lived there up until 11 years ago).

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All of these glass pieces was found at the thrift store or the Dollar Tree. I posted about creating this mini cake stand here. I made those glittered/sugared pumpkins to add a touch of fall to them and added some ribbon and tassels. I plan to change the decor out to match the current seasons throughout the year.

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On the top of the sofa table, I added this oval glass tray I picked up on clearance at Target. I placed these decorative balls I made on it. Since I don’t have the space to add tables to the ends of the sofa and this table is as tall as the sofa, I added a set of coasters to use when a place is needed to sit drinks down. Did you notice another touch of Fleur de Lis on the coaster holder?

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And last, I added this decorative and functional storage box/book to the top of the sofa table. I use it to store family pictures and keepsakes and mementos. I love having them within easy reach and not stored away. That way I still get to enjoy them more often even if they are not on constant display.

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My advice to anyone who needs to decorate a sofa table or another large piece of furniture is to don’t rush it. Let the decor evolve as needed over time. When you do buy something, place it on the piece and live with it a couple of days before you commit to it. Not everything I purchased for this table actually ended up there as time went on. I took a while to finally get a finished look to this table, but I am glad that I can say I honestly like every piece of decor that is there and that I am not just filling space.

4 comments:

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

Great job. I love the candles and the fluer de lis!

Dayka said...

I love the style of the table, and I agree with you about worrying about the process. I hate to have incomplete rooms, wall, projects, etc., but I've realized that it's really important to live in/with a space and add as you go. I think doing it that way is more reflective of your life, and how beautiful things(or spaces) are acquired/created over time.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love it - you've done a great job.

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

You have a beautiful home! I just noticed you have a cross tied around you handle as well. Great minds think alike! I'm your newest follower I love your blog :)

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