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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Custom Made Kitchen Buffet

We seldom used the table and chairs that were in the kitchen,   so I thought that space could be put to a better use with a buffet to store dishes, glasses, and misc kitchen stuff.    I looked everywhere for a vintage buffet to fit the space and had the storage that I luck.    So,  I asked H if he thought he could custom make me one and of course he said yes....gotta love that guy!

Here is what we came up with....

I am purposely not showing the very top of the buffet because I am still working on that,  but here is the storage areas that are  below.       I wanted the first shelf to hold glasses so he measured my tallest glasses and made the shelf especially for them.

 The second shelf is for plates and misc.

  I had some hand painted drawers that I bought at the auction for $4 each and those went on the floor.   I have all my blue and white dishes packed in the center one and the other two are holding misc for now.    You can barely see a small drawer on the right side....under the Hoosier....that drawer is empty but I 'm sure I'll find something to fill it with.

Here are photos of the progress along the way....

I chose to line the shelves with fabric instead of shelf liner.   We just wrapped the shelves like a Christmas package with fabric and stapled it to the board in a few places.   The fabric came from Walmart and is one of my favorites   in fact,  I bought enough to make a gathered skirt for the buffet later....maybe....   

This is what the area looked like before with a table.  
I also changed the dishes out in the shelf that is hung above the table.   I have had ironstone pitchers on it for quite a while and I was ready for a change.    

Here is how the shelf looks now .
 H put  cup hooks on the bottom of the shelf for tea cups and he also put a trim board across the front.   I have had a couple of things fall off  of that shelf and when I am hammering on the wall to hang!

I am working on the top part of the buffet and will be back to show you the progress soon!


  1. Penny,che bella fantasia romantica hai!E' bellissimo!Che belle anche le tue tazze!Tutto meraviglioso!Baci,rosetta

  2. Penny, I love your decorating. When we buy our house, I want to do something similar on a smaller scale. Thank you for inspiring me.

  3. hello
    superbe bravo pour l'idée des tiroirs
    j'aime beaucup aussi le cochon sur la table dans la bannière
    à bientôt
    edith ( iris) France

  4. A romantic dream!!! The cups, the fabrics...everything so beautiful!!! clever are incredible!

  5. Penny!!

    Beautiful, my friend!! You are SO lucky that H is so handy!! Joe is good in other ways like being an expert shopper but handy, he is not....Sigh! I guess we can not have everything, right??? LOL!!
    LOVE that fabric!! So pretty ! Are the drawers on rolls so you can just roll them out?????? Now that would be great!!

    I have all of Christmas down in the Dining Room now and I am putting that room back together......

    The kitchen is all that is left to undecorate for now..I am not worried about the upstairs..... Joe says to leave it up year round!! LOL!!


  6. It looks like you 2 are having a blast in the Kitchie!!

  7. It is such a great idea. It will look nice when you make the skirt with the fabric. Are the stenciled drawers on rollers or wheels to make it easier to move them?

  8. CLEVER man! Between the two of you...everything just turns into pure charm! SO sweet!

  9. This was really a smart idea! Loved the fabric you chose! Your home is very sweet and looks well loved!
    Blessings, Roxy

  10. Wow! I am at a loss for words. You always leave me amazed. You have the most beautiful home I've ever seen!
    Thanks for sharing at so Much At Home!

  11. How super creative! Nicely done!

  12. What a great storage piece and great hubby for building it for you! You surely keep him busy, but he must love it. Love the idea of using pretty drawers underneath too. Thank you for sharing it and your special Valentine decorations at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

  13. Love your storage options, love even more all your dishes and pretties!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY.

  14. You always bring beautiful things to our party! Thank you. Pinned and tweeted. We feel honored that you take the time to stop by our party. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. We love to party with you! Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  15. H did a fabulous job on this piece Penny and the drawers are a fun addition as well. You'll love having your dishes so handy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  16. Congratulations! Your beautiful post was the most popular on last week's link up at So Much At Home!! I featured it this week. Thanks for sharing your posts on my link ups. I always look forward to reading them and seeing your beautiful decorations.
    God bless.

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