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;) Before we built our house, we had been living in a two bedroom apartment for three years or so, and a small apartment translated to VERY little furniture in our new, large house. We’ve had it for five years, and I was never crazy about it. I knew I could chunk it up, so off to Home Depot I went. But my bushes aren’t cooperating this week, so I went with plan B.I lived with the bare dining room as long as I could after we moved in, and one day I told hubby I just couldn’t take it anymore – want a hutch. A hutch: I remember standing in the showroom with the sales guy, asking if I could just buy the buffet piece on the bottom, not the hutch. Last fall I did a little redo by covering the mirrors on the back: that hutch. I found underlayment in a four by four sheet for only , and had it cut to size: I took the mirror out of it’s old frame and used Liquid Nails to glue it on the board: Because I didn’t want the underlayment stuff to be seen from the sides of the mirror, I had it cut just shorter than the width of the molding I was going to install around it: My long ago dream of how the buffet would look included two fab lamps at each end, so I stalked Home Goods for a couple weeks before I finally found lamps that made my heart go pitter pat: These were a SPLURGE. I got this humongous faux greenery from Hobby Lobby for on sale: And took the beautiful Pottery Barn footed bowl I got with my Amex points (whoo! The gorgeous crystal lamps play off of the crystals in the knock off Pottery Barn light: It’s just what I wanted – simple and understated, but dramatic at the same time.
A bed dressed in white hotel bedding sits on a white rug facing gray built-in shelves painted in Benjamin Moore Gunmetal with white backs and fitted with a flat panel television mounted above x-front cabinets flanked by drawers accented with nickel hardware lit by polished picture lights.:) The before: And finally, the after I wanted from the start!: Now I just have to decide if I’ll hang anything inside the boxes on the walls."Plastic cups and plates for the kids go in a cabinet at one end of the island, where they can reach them. "Even the space over the loveseat has been colonized, with open shelves devoted to collectibles and the kids' artwork."It makes me crazy," Ellis adds, "not to have places to put things." Shown: Cabinets bridged by a soffit and open shelves create an alcove for the kitchen loveseat, so traffic flows around it.