From Black to Blue Entertaining Table


One day long ago in the spring I woke up one fine Saturday morning, threw open the shades to a beautiful day and spied a neighbor’s yard sale. Clad in my PJ top and jeans (gosh I’m classy), I gleefully cantered down to their front yard. Time to forage their cast-offs!

This all came home with me (excuse the Instagram picture):

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I call that a pretty good yard sale!

The black table lived in the new sun room setup for a while as the other pieces were coming together.

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Finally, it was time for the black table to have its time in the limelight. The black was okay in the room but I wanted to bring in more navy (since the back door is navy and the plastic stuffed pillows had navy patterns in them). The other side of the room needed more. Navy it was!

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I like it! It’s a fun pop of color and brings the navy all around the room. Yes, sometimes it looks purple but I’m just going with it.

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Now time for the fun part – styling! You’ve seen me challenging myself to get better at styling (like when I styled the love seat four different ways and how I styled the yellow grilling cart) so I once again set out to do my styling best.

As you saw in my Instagram picture I grabbed an antiqued mirror at the yard sale for the top (although they didn’t come together – I actually grabbed them on separate sides of the yard sale). The washi wrapped votive holder topped that.

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Then the salvaged tray was the shelf for the bottom.

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This is where I really had fun playing. I see this as an entertaining tray where I can put out drinks and appetizers so I didn’t want to style it too much so it could be flexible for entertaining, but I also couldn’t have a blank space.

I first raided our kitchen shelves and brought out a beautiful pitcher and glasses we got for our wedding. It’s much better to be able to see them every day instead of having them shut behind closed doors. Then I grabbed a picture and fake succulent to round out the tray.

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Now I have a lovely little landing space for drinks to sit and a versatile tray that can move from tray to table to outside for entertaining during the good weather.


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