Wednesday, March 4, 2015

A Simple DIY Sideboard of Sorts

Hello sweet friends~
 March is finally upon us
and with any luck, 
it'll bring some Spring like weather to us all,
because man, this Winter is getting old!

♥♥♥♥

Anyway,
 I wanted to share a simple DIY for the Dining Room.

 If you're an avid reader of the old blog, 
you know I often share my dining room chalkboard with you.
I always saw a major problem with my chalkboard and
you may or may not have noticed it yourself.

The chalkboard is hung on a fairly good sized wall,
with no furniture underneath it,
so I always felt as though it was "floating" in space,
with nothing to ground it.

I always wanted to add a sideboard or buffet,
but my husband was always against it.
He would give me a speech about how the last
thing we needed was another piece of furniture
in the dining room, or that it would be an obstruction and
  stick out too far & block people's ability to walk,
or how it isn't necessary to fill every available inch 
of  space with something, blah, blah, blah.

So, what is a girl to do?

 Get creative & improvise something with
a narrow depth!

Ikea shelf to the rescue,
along with some brackets, 
just because.


Then, 
I got some fabric & sewed a simple skirt,
added some pretties....


and the chalkboard no longer floats!  


See?  Simple is good!

And now I want to officially declare-----

if I MUST see nothing but Winter whenever I look outside,
if I MUST freeze whenever I step outside,
then I MUST refuse to see Winter inside as well.

Spring decorating here I come!!!


 
Gina
Gina

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19 comments:

  1. Way to go!
    Looks nice, and it looks like it takes up very little floor space.

    I read recently, that chalkboards are not longer popular... well, they are with me, and I love your!!

    Have a great day!
    ~K.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I would never have thought of that. Look how cute that is. I love it.

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  3. How flippin cute is that!!!!! You are just to clever.

    Stay warm!

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  4. That is so adorable!!! Good idea....what do men know anyhow!!!

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  5. What a great idea ! You rocked this idea! Love it my friend !

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  6. What a clever solution to your problem, Gina. The whole area just looks so great. I'll bet you've already starts on that Spring decor!

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  7. Great idea! It looks pretty and gives you a fun spot to work with.

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  9. When you asked what to do I was going to say "find another husband" ahahahah (he can email with his deepest thanks later because I didn't ;))... AND... I happen to agree with him.

    Your home has a magical energy because each piece is just right, in the right place and somehow outstanding because it isn't crowded by 10000 pieces - big and small - nearby.

    I always love it because it looks "complete" without that "oh my, did you got all this from your Aunt Maud today?" (;) if you know what I mean).

    I like the shelf, and even feng-shui (you can use this with dear hubby on a later occasion) says that for good energy, things shouldn't look out of place or "just" hanging. And shelves, small and tasteful (like yours!) are welcome.

    With the skirt it looks a very feminine wink to the husband, a kind of "didn't I tell you something was missing here?" wink. And everything, once again, is so perfect and harmonious.

    Oh, Spring is coming. I need to catch up the fever. This and that always make us happy, doesn't it!?

    Enjoy and Have Fun!

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  10. Brilliant!!! What a great idea! it gives you just the feel you wanted, a place to display some things and adds wonderfully to your chalkboard! What could be better than that! xx

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  11. Super idea!
    I really like the skirt.

    Hopefully your snow will melt soon and the grass will peek out.

    M :)

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  12. Hi Gina! Oh, you are the smartest and most creative one! I love this and that you put a skirt on the shelf! How brilliant! It all looks so nice. I can't believe I'm going to say this but I'm so getting tired of the snow too. Where is all of this stuff going to go when it melts?
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  13. Hey Gina! Your buffet is so cute. You came up with the perfect solution! Bring on the spring decor!

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  14. Gina, Very, very cute! I am decorating our new dining room and I get the same comments from my husband. Great solution.
    xx,
    Sherry

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  15. Perfect solution. Necessity is the mother of invention you know :-) It looks great my dear friend.

    Much Love,
    ❤️Ana

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  16. Looks so pretty, Gina! Totally cute indeed! Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for Spring! : )

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  17. What an amazing idea to make the floating shelf look like a table.. pure genius I believe!!!! thank you for sharing, all your ideas are so inspiring, I am looking forward to seeing what will be next... Happy Easter to you and yours.. from across the pond..x

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  18. Old blog???????? Can we still look at it???? I LOVE to read blogs backward :^)
    Your table/shelf is very cool! Good for you!
    Blessings,
    J

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