(Closed) Help me fill the space in my dining room please!

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m not sure what exactly you’d be looking to spend (or what you consider an exorbitant amount of money for furniture), but I picture a shorter buffet type storage piece like this one from World Market.

http://www.worldmarket.com/product/antique-black-verona-buffet.do?&from=fn

Antique Black Verona Buffet

Then I would put some sort of artwork on the wall above it.

I love your dining room set, by the way!  πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

A plant/tree!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

OP, I cant see your photo but it seems like everyone else can…

I recently bought a china cabinet from a thrift store for $45.  It was missing the glass shelves (easily replaced) and had a terrible paint job.  It was a solid piece – with no real dings or dents, probably made in the 60s.  I am going to paint it a fun color and put wallpaper or stencil something in the background like this…

http://www.etsy.com/listing/124365328/french-china-cabinet?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=china+cabinet&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s kind of hard to see in the picture, but it actually looks as though there isn’t enough room to put anything over there and still comfortably pull chairs in/out. Have you tried putting anything in that area and testing it? Definitely don’t fill space just to fill it if it makes things crowded/less functional!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

You can find beautiful pieces on craiglist and thrift stores.  We bought a china cabinet for $45.00, about 6ft long, we painted it blue and it houses all the gear for Rock Band so I won’t post it (it has running lights going thru it etc.).  But the older ones can be solid wood and that would look great in that space.

Post # 15
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Honey Beekeeper

I love the idea of a buffet or a china cabinet! I’m dying for something like that — just not enough space in our little apartment dining room. πŸ™‚

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like the buffet idea!  I would center it and if you want to put something on either side, or just one side, I would have a floor vase with a tall flower/leaf arrangement to  bring height to the area.

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