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August 2015

befores, our renovation

buffet makeover in progress

The 80s made people do questionable things… the faux marble finish on the 13 foot buffet cabinet in our dining room has been one of the biggest projects.  Our lovely seller, Jill, told us (thankfully!) that underneath the faux marble, that she had commissioned a local artist to do, there was a lovely warm wood and the top was the 1×3 tile that matched our entry.  I spent many hours stripping both sides of this 13 foot buffet with an eco friendly paint stripper.  Pulled the top off only to see that the 80s top was glued down to the lovely tile.  We were able to salvage a lot of the tile which came in handy when we repaired the entry way which had some broken pieces (and needed re-grouting).  We sanded & stained.  I have lovely pulls on their way and acrylic solid surface counters being installed soon!

Here is our work in progress… Final transformation in a couple weeks!

mid century modern buffet makeover oh mid mod
mid century modern buffet makeover oh mid mod
mid century modern buffet makeover oh mid mod
mid century modern buffet makeover oh mid mod

room design

entry way design board

We have a grownup house with an entry way.  And we are learning that our, rather large, entry way is kind of a room in itself.  It has to be a functional space, place to take of shoes, hang coats, etc.  It also will be the first impression when entering our home… And now that I  have ended my 3 year lease at an industrial office space downtown so we could simplify our lives, have more cash to spend on our dream house and I could have dinner with my family & kiss my kids good night, it will also be the first impression to my photography clients!  So I have been stressing a tad.

So the entry.  After (too many) hours looking through every imaginable bench that fits the style of our home, this is the design board that we are leaning toward.  Modern, clean lines, but at the same top, pops of color & just the right hint of retro.


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