DIY: Dining Room Storage

DIY: Dining Room Storage

You know how much I enjoy a creative concealment! This elegant cover-up from Southern Living cleverly hides whatever stuff you want to stash! Perfect for rooms where you need some extra storage, but don’t have the “right” piece of furniture. Creative concealment to the rescue, once again!

DIY: Dining Room Storage

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DIY: Dining Room Storage


  1. That is so FUNctional! I love the elegance it lends to the room. You could take a particularly non-aesthetically pleasing piece of furniture and turn it into a decorating focal point! Great idea!

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  2. What a clever idea!!!

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  3. Wonderful idea! It has given me an idea too. Thanks!!!

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  4. I love this idea…one of my favorite~est places on a the planet is the wood isle of Home Depot. This project was beautifully done…thank you for sharing.

    Smiles ~ Ramona

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  5. Awesome idea! You could use any buffet or hutch with space underneath.

  6. Jean Prescott says:

    This could work even if you have zero carpentry skills, couldn’t it? I mean, go the old dorm-room route with bricks and boards. I can sew…I can make the “skirt”…but I couldn’t drive a nail or cut a board to save my soul. Bricks and boards on the other hand…I can shape them to my will. Oh, my goodness, I’m inspired.

  7. AMAZING idea. I love love love this, and I may have a sewing table like this very very soon

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  8. Such a creative and pretty way to store those necessary items!

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  9. What a clever idea! Love it!

  10. I too love creative concealment! What a great idea…one that I may have to copy at my house!

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  11. Keep giving us these creative concealment ideas!!!! :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    Miss Mari-Nanci

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  12. i love your ideas woman! and i love this inspiring place. love you! ‘me’

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  13. This is such a creative idea! I love it!

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  14. Everything about that room is fun- who would of guessed what was under that cover- fabulous!

  15. I love this idea! I use a similar storage technique in my office, but I like the look of this much better. I’ll have to rethink things… hmmm…

  16. That is very clever! I always think I need some fabulous new piece of furniture, but I could just have my hubby build something and cover it up. Nice idea!

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  17. Love that idea, and it is so pretty, too! I love hiding all of my stuff, here there and everywhere! I don’t have a lot of storage in this house, it’s really strange, it’s twice the size of our last home, but that house had more storage, go figure ;)


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  18. That is brilliant to say the least!

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  19. Ooooh lala! This is fabulous. Where is hubby’s skill saw? Love it!

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  20. I love this idea. What a great way to store items on an inexpensive way.

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  21. I love how you can take something simple and decorate it with lovely fabric, and you then have a marvelous creation. Fire up the power tools, it’s time to create something!!!!

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  22. Fabulous idea! It looks great and the cover-up is gorgeous. Crazy what some linen can do.

  23. Great cover up!

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  24. I love the idea of using all of your space, concealing is a great one… btw I love Christian Women magazine… oh, and I love your site too!!!

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  25. Pretty, but would never go in my home! It would soon become the new “cat cave” & I would need to invest in new crystal after the big fuzzy kitties made room for themselves by toppling it off the shelves!

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  26. Melissa, I just took the tour of your beach house! What a beautiful spot and I can imagine it was gorgeous by the time of the wedding. That is about the time I started reading your blog. I love these photos in this post too. Wat a great idea to paint a pumpkin with stencil. Love that idea and the lacy look it produced. Your posts are so inspirational. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Thanks so much for this!! I have an old metal filing cabinet that I need to move into the living area…this is the perfect cover for me to create! Woohoo!

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