This room was born from local garage and thrift stores! Every piece of furniture and most of the accessories are on their second life.
I store all my dishes in here:
Used, but still useful:
Star ornaments and bandanas make for a fun summer table setting!
My chairs came from a consignment store and this trestle leg table dates back to the 1900′s. It was a steal at $50 from an estate sale! I even got this flag centerpiece at a garage sale!
And now for my favorite piece in my dining room!
I get sick of my furniture. But before I toss it out, I always try repainting it. Sometimes I love it, sometimes, I toss it anyway.
This piece is lovely. But there are emotional feelings attached to it. I wanted this hutch because I knew it would fit my space. I found it in the newspaper for a great price and the hubby and I went to look at it. I liked it. He didn’t.
We left without it.
The next day I had a miscarriage. And so, as we grieved the weekend away, my hubby brought it home to me. And it’s been in the same spot for three years. And I’ve had the same thing on it the whole time.
Yes, that’s a Christmas village. I leave it up year round for the festive feel. And because I’m too lazy to box it up.
I’ve grown tired of the honey-stain on this piece. Every time I mention replacing it, my hubby agrees. “But it’s my miscarriage piece,” I always whine.
He nods as if he understands what in the world that had to do with this pre-owned hutch.
I did not even sand or prime the sucker. (I did use very high quality black enamel chip-proof paint from Sherwin Williams, so the first coat serves as a great primer!)
There are probably a lot of different ways to attach the paper. I used double-sided tape because I wasn’t sure about making it permanent. I think decoupaging over the paper would seal it nicely. I bought 12×12 sheets and only had to trim off a little of the edges.
I have a thing for white china. I gathered all my mismatched plates and serving pieces and placed them on the shelves.
And I’ve fallen in love again with this special piece of furniture!
HI! I'm Kristen. I'm here to encourage you as a wife and mom and remind you there's a little bit of THAT family in all of us. I write books, run Mercy House and try to remember I am third (God first, others second). I'm glad you're here.