For as long as I can remember, our formal dining room has been an office. I spend so much time in here and it’s the first room on your right when you enter my home. Here a glimpse of it when I first began blogging in 2012-13.
And here it is now. Not much has changed in this room five years later. In fact, some things never moved at all…I found a flow that worked for me and I didn’t feel compelled to change it.
But then…this buffet appeared on my screen.
For $50…and I started to think….a little change may be good? ;-) And maybe we can bring a little bit of a dining room feel back into the office.
While we really don’t need a buffet, nor do we need a formal dining room. — I always need a creative outlet! That could be decorating, writing, photography…or…painting furniture. Before (or if) I paint it, I’m sizing it up and giving this a piece a chance – it really depends on whether it works with my existing decor.
So here it is. I’m still deciding. What do you think?
A little paint may be needed. I’m thinking grey. And white walls. And a new frame.
She needs a little work. I can create the missing trim myself using this DIY clay moulding technique I learned from Nancy at Artsy Chicks Rule. I can stain the clay molding to closely match, or paint it a new color.
This buffet allows me to bring in a little more French inspiration into the house. If I do paint, I’m leaning towards a mix of Annie Sloan’s French Linen combined with Graphite along with a darker wax, much like the buffet makeover found on Urban Patina. But for $50 I’m letting this piece become the impetus for some small changes in our office-wanna-be-dining-room.
Update: I ended up selling this buffet when we moved into the new house. But it worked well when showing our house to sell that the room could either be a dining room -or- an office.