Can I tell you something?
But before I do, you have to promise to keep it between us.
You know, you, me and your coffee mug.
I finished the first book.
It’s called “So Close To Amazing.” And it’s done and edited and I’ve seen the cover and it’s literally enough to make your heart dance across the floor. I’ll be posting details in the upcoming months about the book and where to order it and the cutest promotion we are working on for the book.
I’ve just started on a second book.
This one is a different kind of book. Just as amazing, but different.
I can’t share too many of the details yet, but there’s not anything exactly like it on the market right now. It’s kind of a project book, kind of a how-to book, kind of an inspiration book, kind of a decorating book….
….with pages full to the brim and spilling over with ideas.
Yesterday, I was sitting in my living room sketching ideas and planning and dreaming and ideaing about the book.
And then I noticed it.
My coffee table ottoman with a tray in the middle of it.
An empty tray.
A tray that looked lonely and forlorn and sad and a little bless its heart.
I stared at that empty tray and inspiration struck.
What if I challenged myself?
What if I shopped my house (and maybe the yard) and come up with three coffee display ideas for the tray?
Three ideas without spending a penny.
And I did it.
And it looked like this.
Coffee Table Display Idea Number 1: Galvanized metal and greenery
I started the display with a stack of books.
And found these metal spheres that I got at Target long ago.
I stacked them on the books wrapped in craft paper and added greenery from the yard in tiny glass bottles in a metal holder.
Then I added this tiny plaque with the key from our second house attached to it.
But wait….there’s more…..
Coffee Table Display Idea Number 2: Boxwood and Wood Vases
For this display I started with that same stack of books.
A little height is always good with a display.
Then I added three boxwood spheres in different sizes and textures and scattered them throughout the display.
I placed this galvanized metal home box in the front and added a house lantern to the back to balance out the display.
But wait….there’s more….
Coffee Table Display Idea Number 3: Typography Display
This display is all about the message.
It started by accident. I used the same stack of books and added the letter W to the back.
And then inspiration struck.
What if I spelled out a word? Like whatever.
I found different letters from around the house and filled the tray.
Other words that might be fun? Joy, hope, gather, love, home and heart.
Cost of the galvanized metal display: nothing.
Cost of the boxwood display: nothing.
Cost of the typography display: nothing.
Cost of shopping your house and yard and coming up with three coffee table display ideas in under an hour? Priceless. 🙂
PS If you are looking for more coffee table decorating, here are 18 more ideas.
And here a few of the projects from past posts: