On the weekend I painted an old coffee table that used to be my Mums, I had in storage for years and was going to get rid of it when I decided it would really suit this house and save me buying another. I spent a while sanding away before painting it white and then rubbed it back a little to give a more used look, I'm really happy with the result! I did want a fabric ottoman to put my feet up on but instead bought a cushion and popped it on the coffee table! I lined an old white tray with a green lattice placemat, placed a few favourite items in the middle and my grey rattan food cover works well to hide some mags or remotes. I love this item and never used it to cover food... this was a good way to display it!
Here are photos of what I've done so far in the family room and the 'before' photos of this room follow (pretty scary), we painted the walls but still have the trim to paint white and we removed the ugly lattice wall (ummmm when was that ever popular for indoors??).
That's how I have it now...
and this is how it was when we bought the house... blue
|after painting and removing the lattice, we still have to paint the window trim white|
these are the prints I am thinking of...
|prints on canvas from Make Your House A Home|
and maybe 2 of these sofas...
|the 'Belgian' sofa from Make Your House A Home|
|Shutters (image from houzz)|
Have a great week!