The few furnishings already in the room remained. The ebony-colored étagère with its open display shelves fits the room perfectly; its shape mimics a frame of the wallpaper pattern.
A slender desk was the right size to serve as a buffet. We used no-sew hem tape to create panels and then attached them to the sides and front of the desk with self-fastening strips such as Velcro. This is a great way to use fabric leftovers from other projects. Black ribbon, attached with hem tape, makes attractive ties on each end of the table. We cut a piece of black fabric to fit the desktop and then topped the fabric with glass purchased from a custom glass shop.
- What it cost: $30 for glass top and $20 for hem tape, self-fastening strips, and ribbon