our new nook buffet

Hi everybody!

I took most of last week off for some camping with our family. We had a fabulous time- totally disconnected from technology. Instead, it was great to connect with each other, our friends, and nature.

 By the time we were headed home, I was chomping at the bit to get going on projects.

We made some changes to the nook. Part one is our new buffet.
Formerly known as an office cabinet.

I picked this piece up at one of my favorite thrift shops for $25.

It was in decent shape, but one side had lots of tape stuck all over it.
Sanding and Goof Off finally got rid of it.

The pulls were pretty ordinary, so they came off.

I'm gonna go ahead and guess that where the top is worn that a basket of some sort was there!

Some primer and a fresh coat of white paint transformed this from functional office furniture to a pretty buffet. I added a pop of turquoise to the back wall to add some interest.
The color is one I go to over and over again- Valspar's Crystal Aqua.

I purchased some pulls for the drawers, but I think I'm going to keep looking.
To me, it needs some sparkle.

Stay tuned for Part Two...
Ikea here we come! Some open shelving like this:

I had to smile when I saw this photo.  Not only is it the same brackets I want for our shelving, but I recently purchased a cookie jar just like the glass one here, and I have been collecting (mostly to resell) glass carafes like the collection on the top shelf.

If you follow my Pinterest boards you know that I pinned this cute art:

I have this on my list of accessories to purchase for this area.
I love the pink, the quirky art, and the nod to our love of the U.K.

The wall will be partly functional storage, and some interesting pieces.
I am a bit sad to take out our bench.  It just wasn't working out in the space.  It created more traffic flow problems getting in and out around the table.  I really wanted more storage here, so this is a better fit for the space.

I am hoping to have this done by the end of the week.  We have our annual Frogmore Stew party this weekend!  So, I will be busy preparing for that, and hoping to have our kitchen and nook area mostly completed by then.

Looking forward to catching up more with you all this week!

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  1. Can't wait to see your finished nook. LOVE that print. It's super cute.

  2. looks great...love the turquoise inside! i was definitely thinking sparkle for the hardware, your choice shown will be perfect! looking forward to seeing the rest!!

  3. What a great find.. it's going to look wonderful once the shelving is put above...
    I'll be back to see the finished product... Sandy

  4. Oh wow, you did such a great job so far!!! Can't wait to see which pulls you decide to put on!!! Love the pop of color inside too!!! Have a great week!


  5. Love the redo! My 10 year old daughter thought you should make it a little chippy :) I think some sparkle is a must! Love how you have the accent color in the back. It must look gorgeous next to your new white kitchen!


  6. Denise, I love what you are doing in your nook. The new cabinet is fabulous! So glad you had time away to enjoy and relax.

  7. Love the color and your inspiration!


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