My most requested posts are always before-and-after shots. Unfortunately, I began this blog just as we wrapped up the bulk of the renovation on our current house. However, I'm finding forgotten photos that remind me of projects long past.
To the right is the built-in buffet we designed for our last dining room.
My husband essentially hung a foot-deep shelf made from a salvaged board. I trimmed the edge with molding before painting everything glossy white.
The fabric is a 9' long yellow balloon valance at Goodwill Salvage, which was already pleated and interlined with weights.
We attached the valance to the underside of the shelf, creating an instant skirt that offset the heaviness of the wooden trestle table and chairs. I never did hem the skirt, but tucked it under for added volume.
The space underneath the buffet held cartons of our good glassware, dishes, and those trays too large to fit in the cabinets.
The total cost was less than $12.