Guess what we did last weekend? To review, we were fixing our living room walls and I bought a dining room set on Craig's List with the idea to cut the dining table in half to make two console tables for either side of the fireplace. I said at the time that my husband was a bit of a goofball carpenter...this is still true. If we can manage something like this, I know that anyone can.
The challenge with the china cabinet was to make it look a little more casual and not too stiff or old lady-ish. I'm still working on it but I think by adding fun thrifted stuff, family photos, magazines, and stacked books, it looks just right. Two thrifted robins's egg ceramic planters have been my inspiration for adding color into the room...I'm loving the robin's egg/orange combination.
I still have to redo the dining chairs and fix the TV area with the dining room buffet so there's more to share....later.