Searching for a Modern White Sideboard?

Searching for a Modern White Sideboard?

Colleen Quinn
Feb 11, 2010

Q: Hi, I'm really hoping you or your readers can help me with something I've been obsessing over. Our dining room seriously needs something, and we've focused our efforts on finding a buffet/sideboard for now. We've been stymied, though, by a fear of wood clashing with our dining room table and a general lack of furniture that appeals to us.

Sent by Catherine

I don't really know how to define our style, which I guess we're still developing as newlyweds, but I suppose it's modern without being stark, somewhat colorful, and a little eclectic. I finally found a piece that I love from Ruth and Ollie in Richmond, but it's way outside our price range at just over $2000. My hope is that you or your brilliant readers can direct us toward something in a similar style (thus far all white pieces have looked too country) that's significantly less expensive, or possibly a DIY alternative that would help us figure out how to put doors like that on a Craigslist find. Thank you so much!

Editor: Catherine- love that cabinet! If you find a piece on Craigslist with the right dimensions, painting it white should be a feasible DIY. You could then cut out the center panel of the doors to put in a glass insert, and use a glass etching kit to create the circles to give you a similar feel.

Readers, do you have any suggestions for Catherine?

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