DIY distressed wooden shelves by Sugar & Cloth

Around My Home & My Ikea Hack Dining Room Buffet

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

I’m coming to realize that I have a bad habit of constantly changing my mind when it comes to decorating. It seems like every time I move I want to start fresh all over again, which is nice until I come to terms with the reality that I can’t afford to start from scratch. All of this being said, I’ve learned to buy the simple, clean lined basics and punch them up with fun accessories that are much more budget friendly and allow me to freshen them up every now and then.  If you ask me, it’s the easiest way to add flair to a room, without spending an arm and a leg!

One example of how I do this is by buying inexpensive modern pieces (like this bookcase from Ikea), turning it on it’s side, and then adding a few vintage pretties to give it character. Plus, it gave me a good excuse to showcase some of my cute cake stands, and by showcase, I really mean I’m running out of places to stash them.  So, without further wait.. I’m excited to finally show you around my Home & my Ikea hack dining room buffet!

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

I used vintage shop price tags that my dad had gifted to me (he owned an antique shop once upon a time!) and clipped them onto the front of each of the shelves. I wanted it to look like can old ice cream or cake parlor but not too girly either.  What do you all think?

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

And of course, it wouldn’t be home without fresh flowers! If I could keep my home stocked with peonies all the time, I would!

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

What clever ways hacks have you come up with to dress up inexpensive furniture in your home?

 

DIY distressed wooden shelves by Sugar & Cloth

Around My Home & My Ikea Hack Dining Room Buffet

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

I’m coming to realize that I have a bad habit of constantly changing my mind when it comes to decorating. It seems like every time I move I want to start fresh all over again, which is nice until I come to terms with the reality that I can’t afford to start from scratch. All of this being said, I’ve learned to buy the simple, clean lined basics and punch them up with fun accessories that are much more budget friendly and allow me to freshen them up every now and then.  If you ask me, it’s the easiest way to add flair to a room, without spending an arm and a leg!

One example of how I do this is by buying inexpensive modern pieces (like this bookcase from Ikea), turning it on it’s side, and then adding a few vintage pretties to give it character. Plus, it gave me a good excuse to showcase some of my cute cake stands, and by showcase, I really mean I’m running out of places to stash them.  So, without further wait.. I’m excited to finally show you around my Home & my Ikea hack dining room buffet!

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

I used vintage shop price tags that my dad had gifted to me (he owned an antique shop once upon a time!) and clipped them onto the front of each of the shelves. I wanted it to look like can old ice cream or cake parlor but not too girly either.  What do you all think?

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

And of course, it wouldn’t be home without fresh flowers! If I could keep my home stocked with peonies all the time, I would!

Around My Home & My Ikea hack dining room buffet - Sugar & Cloth - Houston Blog - Interior Design - Home Decor - DIY

What clever ways hacks have you come up with to dress up inexpensive furniture in your home?

 

Comments

  • lauren

    07.17.13

    this is so pretty! i love that bookcase but never thought of using it for… things other than books:) we have a small space for our dining room but think something like this would fit perfectly. might try it soon!

  • I am the same way, Ash. We moved last year and when we got to the new place I really wanted nothing to do with our stuff from the old place. I’m trying to do the same as you by keeping the big stuff simple and adding in some accessories. I love what you did here with that Ikea bookshelf! The vintage tags look so awesome!

  • Oh I love this! The tags at the front and the minimal amount of pieces in each nook really make it look amazing.

    -Becca
    Ladyface Blog

  • jewel7013

    07.17.13

    clean, simple, beautiful display…with a touch of vintage

  • I love this! Simply turning on its side gives a bookcase that I’ve seen a million times a fresh new perspective. The vintage tags are the cherry on top! I’m the same way,except I get the redecorating bug even if I’m not moving…

  • Carolyn

    07.17.13

    i love what you did with the bookshelf! it’s beautiful displaying bits and pieces of your kitchen

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