Always one to spice it up around the house, I wasted no time giving our living room’s $30-thrift-store-find-of-a-coffee-table a lighter look for the warmer weather. Here’s the old bookish, low-profile version:
And here’s the new lighter, more reflective version:
I like exposing more of the glass tabletop for a simpler (and easier to dust) silhouette. And two stacks of books on the bottom shelf really balance the oversized vase that might otherwise look too big for the table. For a finishing touch, the sculptural white shell ball and antler candlestick add some interesting lines without overwhelming.
And I even got to have some fun with a knife to pull the whole thing together…
When I realized I didn’t have a pillar candle around the house I took a regular old kitchen knife to a much wider 4 inch votive candle and after a little slicing I was left with the perfect little pillar to top off the tablescape. Just call me MacGyver. Anyway, whaddya think?