Hello everyone! It’s a little/a lot late for my Wednesday post, but I had a migraine earlier today commanding my attention. I’m feeling much better now, so let’s talk about my new dining room storage!
You might remember, a couple of weeks ago, I shared some DIY dining room buffet cabinet inspirations (check those out here). I was looking for closed door or drawer storage that was flexible enough for multiple uses.
As is par for my own personal course, budget was a huge issue. I spend a lot of time pondering how to get what I want for a tiny budget, and that’s where my imagination usually kicks in.
I already had this IKEA Rast dresser that I had painted in a faux galvanized metal finish; so the engineer and I spent many a minute trying to figure out how to turn this favorite in to a buffet.
The size of our dining room was a major stumbling block. The space just isn’t wide enough for a fabulous buffet on the long wall. Our solution? Well, let me tell you about that.
First we purchased another Rast dresser. These small beauties are only $35 each. I painted and stained it to match and the engineer added wheels to the bottom of both.
The wheels are from Amazon and set us back about $40 for eight. Since our dining room is longer than it is wide, we placed a wheeled dresser on either side of the window. Next to my new DIY curtains, and under the scrap wood word walls. :)
You might notice that the newest dresser doesn’t yet have hardware, I’m working on that.
The dressers are perfect for storage, and are out of the way. But…when we need a surface for serving food…
We can just wheel them under the chalkboard and we’ve got a functional buffet!
This makes me so happy. :) It’s the perfect solution that fits our space, our budget, and our style. The decorating trifecta. ;)
Love painted furniture? There’s a whole pile of projects here.
Want to try this project? Here’s what you’ll need:
IKEA Rast Dresser (not an affiliate link)
3 inch swivel casters (this is an affiliate link)
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