TTUT-#17 on the 2013 To Do List: New Sideboard

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

Grandad: Waste of money if you ask me, come all this way and all.
Del: What do you mean a waste of money? They’re beautiful! Not only are they exquisite ornaments, guaranteed to brighten any sideboard, they are also a revolving musical box!
Rodney: They are China cats that play “How Much Is That Doggy In The Window.” -Only Fools and Horses

It’s not even the end of January and I’ve already completed a few 2013 goals! Last week we crossed off #17. Buy a sideboard for the dining room. I think it updates the room and makes it feel less like a college room and more like an actual dining room. This is a big deal for me because I’ve been wanting this sideboard since the day we moved in, and I finally got it. Yay!

Here’s the before. We were using an old cutting board as our bar area and napkin/place mat area. I hate how cluttered it looked, and how much it clashed with the dining room table.






You have ignore our hideous light fixture over the dining room table. That’s on the list for this year too. I can’t wait to replace it! I’d also really like to reupholster the dining room chairs with a latte colored fabric to match the love seat.

And here it is now. I love the clean crisp look, and how much storage it has. I was able to fit all of our wine glasses, our serving bowls and trays, nice silverware, tablecloth, napkins and place mats.


We also rearranged the furniture to open up the space more. I wish I’d remembered to take a before picture, but the love seat was right next to the dining room table, and the rocking chair was under the window.


Eventually I’d love to have a window seat under that bay window. I’d also move the family room couch into this room, and have a conversation area. Maybe someday!



    I love your table.
    We need to reupholster our dining room chairs too. The set was gifted to us and the seats are white. Not exactly the best choice with kids.


    Your new sideboard looks great! When I got my grandmother’s dining room set, I had the seats of the chairs reupholstered, and I just love them. Feels so nice to have a fresh change, doesn’t it? I’d say your nesting!!! 😉

    Janette @

    The sideboard looks amazing! I love the crisp and clean look!! I love getting new things like that to make you feel like you’re a grown up! Funny how things like that can make you feel college or grown up. I felt that way about our office… love updating!! Keep it up!! Looks great!


    LOVE that!


    looks phenom! i love the dark wood color 🙂

    ? Julie Maloney ? (@Momspective)

    Oh that looks fantastic! I’m looking to do the same thing with my dining room!

    Connie Weiss

    Love that side board! I miss having a place for our booze.

    Impulsive Addict

    I think it’s BEAUTIFUL! Good job! So glad you finally got it. Your house is just precious! Thanks for linking up with SHAWN. I’m such a loser.


    that is awesome!! So glad you got a goal crossed off! I love the sideboard and the room set up 😉


    Nice! You need things on those walls!

    Meghan Furst

    Love your new sideboard too. You’ll have to put up your adorable windowsill decorations when Piglet starts walking.


    It looks great. I am so ready to make some home improvements. We’re deciding whether or not to move first. Lots of drama with the school systems here. Ugh!


    This is such a little thing that makes such a big difference! I love how it makes your room look 🙂


    Love it! It looks great and so much more storage than it used to have too- which is always a bonus.


    Love the updates you made! You have so much beautiful space; I’m jealous! Sideboard looks great with the dining room table/chairs 🙂


    Oh my. I love the yellow and dark wood chairs.

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