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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

Southern Living

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  1. Mrs. Q

    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!

    Mrs. Qs last blog post..Ravings of An Insomniac…

  2. Ramona Owen

    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

    Ramona Owens last blog post..Recipe Sharing On A Tuesday Eve ~ Yum!

  3. Jennifer

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

  4. Jean Prescott

    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.

  5. Kara

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

    Karas last blog post..Shopping

  6. Violet

    What a clever idea! Love it!

  7. jennykate

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

    jennykates last blog post..Drama…KING!

  8. teresa

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

  9. Sugar

    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…

  10. Kacey

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

    Kaceys last blog post..{A Little Pick Me Up}

  11. Debbie

    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!!!!

    Debbies last blog post..Here birdie, birdie…

  12. Kirstin

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

  13. karen

    Great cover up!

    karens last blog post..Gorgeous Fall Colors

  14. Jennie

    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!!!

    Jennies last blog post..Just for fun….

  15. Jinx

    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!

    Jinxs last blog post..The Enchanted Forest

  16. Bonnie Matton

    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!

  17. LCGreen

    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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