So instead, THIS has been the first impression for the last (almost) 2 years. Originally, I planned to stain this and make it look like an old piece of furniture, but in the last 2 years, my tastes have changed.
So I decided to do this!
See that gorgeous table top? It is from an antique Hoosier. I got it from the Junk Refunkery for $15! $15! And she went and dug it out of her barn for me in the dead of winter. Dori’s my new best friend.
Dh and I built these shelves. I may do a tutorial someday. I got my inspiration from Traci at Beneath my Heart. She made these fabulous Ballard Design Cafe shelves and I knew I could do it, too. (Well, Dh helped me.) I may do a tutorial on them someday, but Traci’s so good, what’s the point? :)I love that we were able to find trim that mimics the beading around my dishes. I like details like that. :)
I wish I had a cost break down for you, but I don’t. I think it was about:
$250 – unfinished base cabinet
15 – table top
30-40 – shelves (just an estimate – I said 40-50, but Dh thought that was too much.
What have you done to give a good first impression of your house? I think this piece perfectly shows my style, and creates a great first impression!
I’m linking up to some fabulous parties!