Skip the Sideboard: 9 Other Ideas for Complementing Your Dining Table
Stuck on the idea that a sideboard, credenza or other low storage piece is the thing to add to a dining room to make it look, feel and work like a dining room? Though a lovely credenza or cabinet might make for an obvious furniture choice in the dining room, it’s not the only item that can help fill a dining space and complement your table and chairs.
Mar 1, 2014
Kathryn & Joey ‘s Eclectic, DIY Condo
Name: Kathryn & Joey Location: Belltown Neighborhood, Seattle, Washington We are first time homeowners living in a small condo in the Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Our home is a serene, comforting space in the middle of the bustling downtown scene. It is approximately 800 square feet with two bedrooms and has a large, open kitchen and living space. We also have huge windows, which let in lots of light. Our style is an eclectic mix of handcrafted decor and thrift store finds.
Mar 1, 2014
Before & After: An Outdated Dining Area Gets a Fresh Makeover
This “dark and dreary” dining room just begged for a makeover to not only brighten it up, but also to make it a space that might actually get used. Inhabited by folks who love to entertain, this small room needed more seating and storage as well as a redesign to utilize space better. From Amy: The first thing we did was sell all the existing furniture on Craigslist (and surprisingly, people bought them!).
Mar 1, 2014
Before & After: Martha’s Midnight Owl Dresser
Martha calls this a “hardworking piece of furniture” because it’s got no unnecessary design elements and is just a sturdy, plain piece of furniture that does a good job. In this case, as a dresser. But while hardworking, it wasn’t quite Martha’s style, and she added a few personal details for a simple but darling transformation. From Martha: I gave it a super durable paint finish that keeps in line with its personality.
Mar 1, 2014