How to Place Pictures Under the Glass of a Coffee Table

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How to Place Pictures Under the Glass of a Coffee Table
Place pictures under the glass of a coffee table to enjoy a rotating art exhibit. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

A glass coffee table with a removable top and a base gives you a palette for arranging pictures that suit the mood you want to create in your living room. Display photographs of people, children's drawings, a collection of vintage postcards or, if your coffee table has depth, intersperse vacation pictures with small objects you gathered on the trip. Placing pictures under a glass coffee table personalises the furniture without altering it permanently.

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Things you need

  • Collection of pictures
  • Glass cleaner
  • Newspaper

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  1. 1

    Remove the glass table top. Place it somewhere where it will not be stepped on, preferably leaning against an out-of-the-way wall.

  2. 2

    Arrange pictures on the base of the coffee table in a design that appeals to you. Try an evenly spaced grid of 4-by-6-inch family photographs, a spiral of classic cars cut from old magazines or a sprinkling of flowers cut from vintage wallpaper samples. Do not adhere the pictures to the base of the coffee table unless you want to create a permanent display.

  3. 3

    Clean both sides of the coffee table top with glass cleaner and crumpled up newspaper to remove any fingerprints and allow you to show off your design.

  4. 4

    Replace the glass top on the coffee table.

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