Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Our New Sideboard

For quite a while now, I have been on the hunt for a sideboard for our dining room.  We had a bookshelf against the wall in the dining room which looked fine, but a sideboard would be so much more functional!  Not only would it be a great spot for guests to rest drinks and to set out snacks at gatherings, but it would hold our wine glasses, liquor (John's new aim is to have a whiskey collection.  Yes, collection), and wine.  Fortunately, over the weekend, we found the perfect piece!

I had my heart set on this sideboard from Crate and Barrel, but it is out of stock at all the local stores and back ordered until at least March.  Boo...
But then we stopped in at Pier 1 and found a terrific (damaged) sideboard for sale, as-is, at a steal of the price.
This is the model we got!

There is a rather large portion of the top that is damaged from something or another, but it is pretty subtle and definitely fixable.  It is also perfectly concealed by a beautiful runner we bought there as well.

I absolutely love it!  The best part, besides making our dining room look bigger and more like a dining room, is that it has freed up the bottom shelf of our utility cart and a shelf and a half of storage in the kitchen.

Once upon a time...
And now!

Now, we just need something to go above it.  I'm thinking a big mirror would be perfect- either with a dark wood frame or a distressed gold frame.  Or maybe four small mirrors in a square arrangement?  Or a painting?  What do you think?


  1. Ohh, very nice! I need to look into some new furniture for our new house too ;)

  2. four small mirrors or four small empty frames painted to match. I just saw that on a home renovation show- looked great!

  3. I love it!! It fits perfectly in that space too. And extra storage is always a bonus!


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