October 22, 2010

Dining Room Shelf/Buffet

I've been looking for a buffet to go in our dining room for almost a year. The only problem is, our dining room isn't the biggest, and I realized that when we put the leaf in our table, a buffet would no longer fit. Bummer! On to Plan B. To be completely honest, the only reason I wanted a buffet was to be able to display some of the beautiful dishes we received as wedding gifts. It seemed a shame to have them tucked away in our kitchen. That's when I came up with this idea:

Now I have display space and still have room to pull out the table when we've got company. I love it! Our shelf is called "Lack" from Ikea. It was only $30. At first I was a bit nervous that we'd hear the crashing of dishes during the night and the shelf would pull out of the wall, but so far so good. I love the look of adding decorative wooden brackets and will feel more comfortable displaying heavier items once we find the right color stain for them.

All you you need for the project besides the shelf is a drill. Really, that's it. And maybe a handy husband :) I realize it's not yet Halloween, but I'm already excited to come up with a Christmas display for this spot. Happy decorating!

1 comment:

  1. this is so great! i remember thinking the selections on your wedding registry were beautiful...what a great way to put them out in the open.