I mentioned yesterday that I would share some more photos of my newly made over dining room buffet. I moved it away from the window, and now it resides along the main wall in the dining room. This is the only wall without an entrance or a window. We plan on painting the walls a soft gray color, and eventually I may get a round mirror instead of this big one. The big one would then be moved to the “modern/man room” as I like to call it, which is our living room/office. We are going with a more clean-lined/modern feel in there to suit my husband’s taste since he spends a lot of time working in there. He likes a masculine, modern style. I have a fun furniture project I’m working on for that room too.
Here are some photos of the new dining room buffet:
I brought in some branches from the yard, and added things from around the house. We’ve had that mirror for years (from our pre-kid days!). It is from Crate & Barrel.
The large metal container holding the branches actually came from the Target dollar bin! Unfortunately, it leaks, so I just put a Ball jar down inside it to hold water for the branches. I used double-sided hem tape to attach a white ribbon around it, and just drew a design on the ribbon with a silver Elmer’s Painters Paint marker. The smaller silver goblet came from a flea market for just a couple bucks. I usually put flowers in it, like hydrangea blooms.
The silver tray in the middle was a gift (it actually came from Walmart! I love it, it’s silver with a hammered pattern) and holds starfish that we got on a beach trip. The candlestick holder came from an antique market for cheap. And the candle itself came from Kroger for 99 cents!
I knew when I spotted this cabinet at the antique market that it had potential. I knew it was a diamond in the rough, and I pictured what it could be rather than what it was at the time, which was ugly. (Check out yesterday’s post for “before” pics.) It makes me so happy to transform something ugly into something beautiful. This was definitely a fun project for me, and cost hardly any money (which means my husband loves it too!)
What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know. I love hearing from you!